Material that harvests electricity directly from 5G signals ushers in the “Internet of Electricity”

Material that harvests electricity directly from 5G signals ushers in the “Internet of Electricity”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine never having to plug your devices into a plug socket again, and accessing electricity in the same way you access WiFi – that’s now possible.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Lasers could make nuclear waste inert in 30 minutes says Nobel Prize winner

Lasers could make nuclear waste inert in 30 minutes says Nobel Prize winner

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s over $100 billion worth of nuclear waste in dumps around the world with a life of a million years, this technology would neutralise all of it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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David Attenborough backs new technology that can recycle all plastics

David Attenborough backs new technology that can recycle all plastics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plastic is a great material, but it’s also a curse that needs a cure … this is the first time a single technology has been able to recycle every kind of plastic.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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A Danish startup builds a fleet of floating nuclear reactors to power the world

A Danish startup builds a fleet of floating nuclear reactors to power the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is power hungry, in more ways than one, and one Danish startup believes connecting floating nuclear reactors to the grid can solve the problem.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Australian firm unveils the world’s first Hydrogen battery to power homes

Australian firm unveils the world’s first Hydrogen battery to power homes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future homes won’t be powered by electricity from power stations – and there will be plenty of alternatives.   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 energy industry is changing. Yesterday...

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Saudia Arabia is building the world’s largest Green Hydrogen plant

Saudia Arabia is building the world’s largest Green Hydrogen plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen has ten times the energy storage capacity of Lithium Ion batteries and is zero emission, but the technology needs to scale up to be cost competitive.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Future wearables will be powered by your skin

Future wearables will be powered by your skin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day batteries will go away as new materials help us harness energy in more natural and more convenient ways.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Energy is all around us. And...

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US Pentagon successfully tests solar power concept to beam energy to Earth from space

US Pentagon successfully tests solar power concept to beam energy to Earth from space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of energy is renewable, and this is one of the most extreme examples of solar power that you’ll ever see …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Here’s a question...

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Scientists created a mini Aladdins Flying Carpet using nothing but light

Scientists created a mini Aladdins Flying Carpet using nothing but light

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human ingenuity knows no bounds and the world’s mini “flying carpet” is proof of that.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the past year we’ve seen dramatic improvements in the development...

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Scientists are building the Earth’s digital twin to help solve global problems

Scientists are building the Earth’s digital twin to help solve global problems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once you digitise a physical object you can analyse it, model, and simulate scenarios at exponential speeds to discover more and design better solutions.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Celebrities have...

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Tail light packing helmet is powered by nothing more than ambient light

Tail light packing helmet is powered by nothing more than ambient light

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until now being able to generate enough electricity from very low levels of ambient light has been difficult and almost impossible, this material could eliminate the need for batteries in products.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Floating island with homes costing over $1 Billion starts selling out

Floating island with homes costing over $1 Billion starts selling out

WHY THIS MATTERS INN BRIEF Buying into floating islands is becoming increasingly popular as sea levels rise and as the pandemic continues to bite.   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 climate’s changing, the sea levels are...

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Researchers discovered a way to extract energy from black holes

Researchers discovered a way to extract energy from black holes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Energy is everywhere, even in a Black Hole, but as with all energy systems the challenge is finding a way to get access to it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today...

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New materials you’ve never heard are cleaning up air conditioning

New materials you’ve never heard are cleaning up air conditioning

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Around 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions come from heating and air conditioning systems, these new materials take a huge chunk out of that figure.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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First of a kind prototoype Russian TV ditches the plug to go fully wireless

First of a kind prototoype Russian TV ditches the plug to go fully wireless

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cables of all kinds are a hassle, and this is the world’s first TV that powers itself wirelessly.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A lot has been happening in the world...

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First of a kind satellite attempts to maintain low earth orbit without any propellant

First of a kind satellite attempts to maintain low earth orbit without any propellant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Satellites need fuel to maintain their orbits, and when that runs out they burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere. Fuel-less satellites could theoretically stay in orbit forever.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Rocket fuel making algae farms on Mars could bring future colonists back home

Rocket fuel making algae farms on Mars could bring future colonists back home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s difficult to make rocket fuel on a planet far far away, but this technology might make it a snap.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the most common but...

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California utility finds a novel way to bring hydrogen energy to the masses fast

California utility finds a novel way to bring hydrogen energy to the masses fast

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen has more than ten times the energy density of lithium Ion batteries, zero emissions, and nothing to recycle, but distributing it has been an issue until now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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China’s giant weather modification program will soon cover an larger than India

China’s giant weather modification program will soon cover an larger than India

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By expanding its weather modification program to cover an area larger than India China could influence global weather patterns.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Climate change is real – even if...

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Designers unveil the world’s first hydrogen powered superyacht

Designers unveil the world’s first hydrogen powered superyacht

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen packs ten times the energy of traditional LiON batteries and is a clean, green fuel, but its commercialisation has so far been alot slower than competing energy alternatives.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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