The US green lights its first ever mini nuclear reactors

The US green lights its first ever mini nuclear reactors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nuclear reactors used to be huge, but now they’re about the size of a truck and powerful and the US just gave the thumbs up to the first of a new batch.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast,...

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Open fan engine prototype helps Airbus cut 20 percent of aircraft emissions

Open fan engine prototype helps Airbus cut 20 percent of aircraft emissions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Airbus is exploring the technologies of the past and future to help it create zero emissions aircraft and this latest engine prototype helps save 20% of emissions.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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Airbus uses the giant A380 to test its first prototype Hydrogen jet engines

Airbus uses the giant A380 to test its first prototype Hydrogen jet engines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen fuel is seen as the aviation industries only route to true zero emissions flight, and Airbus are leading the way.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Tesla researcher demonstrates 100 year 4 Million mile EV battery

Tesla researcher demonstrates 100 year 4 Million mile EV battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if your cars battery lasted longer than you could live?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. With things like...

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This pyramid shaped lens eliminates the need for solar panels to track the Sun

This pyramid shaped lens eliminates the need for solar panels to track the Sun

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not only does this boost efficiency and solar conversion, but it also eliminates the need for solar tracking systems …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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New cargo ships to ride on bubbles of air to reduce fuel emissions by 40 percent

New cargo ships to ride on bubbles of air to reduce fuel emissions by 40 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Water resistance means cargo ships burn more fuel, but what if they didn’t float in the water but rode on air instead?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Japan’s newest deep sea turbines tap into 200GW of deep sea power

Japan’s newest deep sea turbines tap into 200GW of deep sea power

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Countries are looking for renewable energy sources that produce power 24/7/365 and at the moment the deep oceans are the best bet so Japan’s scaling their technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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Researchers have found a way to make hydrogen from biogas

Researchers have found a way to make hydrogen from biogas

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Biogas is green-ish and renewable, but hydrogen is arguably the ultimate green fuel and now we can make it from biogas.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Toyota’s new prototype hydrogen canister can run your microwave for literally hours

Toyota’s new prototype hydrogen canister can run your microwave for literally hours

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We need to find new ways to transport hydrogen effectively and safely, and while canisters are one way Toyota probably needs something that provides people with alot more “umpfff!” But it’s a start.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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In a world first researchers have run a gas turbine on hydrogen fuel

In a world first researchers have run a gas turbine on hydrogen fuel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are lots of legacy gas systems around, from jet engines to gas plants, and this could give companies a way to “green” them and get them to run on zero emissions hydrogen fuel.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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No stopping solar after another record breakthrough smashes 32% efficiency

No stopping solar after another record breakthrough smashes 32% efficiency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If solar is already the world’s cheapest form of energy what happens when the tech gets multiple times better?! Energy generation costs go to zero …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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The world’s fastest carbon capture system extracts 99% of all CO2 in air

The world’s fastest carbon capture system extracts 99% of all CO2 in air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If we want to halt climate change, let alone reverse it, then we need new carbon capture technologies and they’re slowly getting better.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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This startup wants to use Carbon Dioxide battery to store energy for the grid

This startup wants to use Carbon Dioxide battery to store energy for the grid

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewables don’t generate electricity 247 – yet – so we need a way to store energy cheaply so it can be returned to the grid when its needed.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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These new plastic batteries could make low cost grid scale storage possible

These new plastic batteries could make low cost grid scale storage possible

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewable energy technologies don’t generate electricity all the time – yet – so it has to be stored, and when it comes to grid scale storage cost is king.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Grid scale iron battery storage helps utilities eliminate gas peaker plants

Grid scale iron battery storage helps utilities eliminate gas peaker plants

WHY THS MATTERS IN BRIEF If we want to get rid of fossil fuel energy generation sources then we need grid scale batteries that store electricity for alot longer than today’s LiON battery systems …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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New bacteria and bioreactor breakthroughs are cleaning up toxic waste water

New bacteria and bioreactor breakthroughs are cleaning up toxic waste water

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Pollution isn’t sexy, no influencer will spend their time poking creating content about it, but it’s killing people and the environment and we need solutions.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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A new ultra lightweight hydrogen fuel tank could make jet fuel obsolete

A new ultra lightweight hydrogen fuel tank could make jet fuel obsolete

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen fuels tanks aren’t sexy but if you want to replace jet fuel with greener energy alternatives then making them light is crucial, so this is a milestone.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Stanfords new solar panels work at night and there’s more to come

Stanfords new solar panels work at night and there’s more to come

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are told solar panels only generate electricity when it’s sunny, but for researchers around the world that hasn’t been true for years.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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This new super alloy from NASA could revolutionise hypersonic flight

This new super alloy from NASA could revolutionise hypersonic flight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As aircraft and rockets, as well as other things, get faster and more demands are put on them we need new materials that can handle the temperatures and stresses.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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The UK starts talks with SpaceX to launch a $20 Bn solar power station into orbit

The UK starts talks with SpaceX to launch a $20 Bn solar power station into orbit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Solar panels are affected by cloud and other environmental conditions like dust, but in space solar power stations would be free from these challenges and could generate alot more constant electricity.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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