Researchers latest super-powered camera lets you see through walls

Researchers latest super-powered camera lets you see through walls

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Forget thinking linearly, when you think exponentially everything’s possible – including taking photos through walls.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If you ask people what kind of superpower they’d like then naturally...

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Battery breakthrough lets robots store energy like humans do in fat reserves

Battery breakthrough lets robots store energy like humans do in fat reserves

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We think of batteries as having a common fixed shape, but structural batteries can be any shape and they’re the future …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. There have been thousands of...

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Transparent solar panels smash records again to turn skyscrapers into power stations

Transparent solar panels smash records again to turn skyscrapers into power stations

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Earth is bathed in energy, and reversing climate change relies on us being able to capture and use it sustainably.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s face it, what are windows...

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Reaction Engines tests carbon free Ammonia as future hypersonic jet fuel

Reaction Engines tests carbon free Ammonia as future hypersonic jet fuel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The aviation industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters, so Reaction Engines is developing green fuel for its first line of hypersonic aircraft.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The next generation...

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Australian government backs renewables and unveils plans to export sunshine to Asia

Australian government backs renewables and unveils plans to export sunshine to Asia

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the global energy grids are connected together it becomes increasingly realistic for countries to run their entire economies on renewable energy.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The world of energy is...

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BHS’s recycling robot is coming to help save the planet

BHS’s recycling robot is coming to help save the planet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We throw away far too much waste and most of it goes to landfill, but AI and robotics are increasingly powerful tools we can use to help us recycle more of it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Battery bricks turn your entire building into a giant battery

Battery bricks turn your entire building into a giant battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewables are the future, but the electricity they generate needs to be stored so it can be used when you need it, now your house can be the battery.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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Staggering solar cell breakthrough converts light to electricity with 132 percent efficiency

Staggering solar cell breakthrough converts light to electricity with 132 percent efficiency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world needs to decarbonise the atmosphere and dramatically reduce carbon emissions, and innovations are coming thick and fast.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today’s solar panels are a measly...

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NZ trials world’s first long range commercial wireless power transmission system

NZ trials world’s first long range commercial wireless power transmission system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you want to connect remote communities to the electrical grid you can build expensive electricity pylons and bury cables, or now just stick up a cheap transmitter tower …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from...

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The US government unveils plans to build a nuclear power station on the Moon

The US government unveils plans to build a nuclear power station on the Moon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When we do eventually build a colony on the Moon the colonists will need power, this is one way to achieve that, but there are others …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Breakthrough lets ships make unlimited amounts of their own fuel using seawater

Breakthrough lets ships make unlimited amounts of their own fuel using seawater

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cargo industry is one of the world’s most polluting, but this new way to create fuel might make them more sustainable.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago...

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Prototype zero emission jet engine generates thrust using nothing but air and electricity

Prototype zero emission jet engine generates thrust using nothing but air and electricity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Aircraft today burn huge amounts of fossil fuels that pollute the world, this latest breakthrough would make them zero emissions.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today’s planes fly by burning...

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GE to use 3D printing to build the world’s biggest and most powerful wind turbines

GE to use 3D printing to build the world’s biggest and most powerful wind turbines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The size of wind turbines are limited by the width of the roads they’re transported on, but now GE is paving the way for wind turbines that are truly massive.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Renewable energy installations...

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Cameras that see round corners just got a major megapixel upgrade

Cameras that see round corners just got a major megapixel upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You might think that seeing around corners is impossible, but if you can capture photons and apply a bit of techno-magic it becomes possible.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Your eyes are so sensitive that they can...

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US military starts testing solar cells in orbit that beam electricity back to Earth

US military starts testing solar cells in orbit that beam electricity back to Earth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to capture solar energy in space and beam it back down to Earth is much more efficient than capturing it on Earth, now the tech is being tested.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from...

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Next generation solar cells harvest indoor lighting to power all your gadgets

Next generation solar cells harvest indoor lighting to power all your gadgets

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We’re all trying to help save the planet, but all our gadgets and children’s toys are addicted to batteries, these new solar cells are here to change that.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We hear a lot...

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US Navy’s biofuel powered Tomahawk missiles open door to sustainable rocket travel

US Navy’s biofuel powered Tomahawk missiles open door to sustainable rocket travel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rocket fuel is in now way sustainable or green, but this innovation could change that narrative.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Rockets aren’t green in any sense of the word, especially when it comes to rocket fuel...

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US researchers 3D printed mini nuclear reactors, complete with nuclear cores, in a lab

US researchers 3D printed mini nuclear reactors, complete with nuclear cores, in a lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we make nuclear reactors hasn’t really changed in decades, but now 3D printed nuclear reactors made in labs are on the verge of changing everything.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recent technology developments means we...

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ORNL and UPS show off first of a kind 20Kw wireless EV charging system

ORNL and UPS show off first of a kind 20Kw wireless EV charging system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future electric vehicles will be wirelessly charged, and this is the technology that will help underpin.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Plugging your electric vehicle in at night to charge it is a hassle, so too is...

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Researchers obliterate world record for solar cell efficiency, almost reach 50 percent

Researchers obliterate world record for solar cell efficiency, almost reach 50 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Solar energy and renewable energy give the world a pathway to green, sustainable energy production, and the solar efficiency record just got obliterated.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been pointing out for a couple of years...

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