The US and Japan are in a race to replace the Lithium Ion battery

The US and Japan are in a race to replace the Lithium Ion battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Just a few countries control the supply of the world’s Lithium, and in today’s odd geopolitical world that’s an issue, so the race is on to eliminate Lithium from batteries.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Ocean Cleanup ships could be powered with the plastic they recover from the ocean

Ocean Cleanup ships could be powered with the plastic they recover from the ocean

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It would be rather ironic if plastic helped fuel the ships that are collecting plastic from the oceans but that’s possible …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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This new quantum material mimics rare earth compounds

This new quantum material mimics rare earth compounds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rare Earths are in high demand, rare, and controlled by just a few countries so governments everywhere want to find new materials to replace them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Aker Offshore to create the world’s first wind turbine recycling plant

Aker Offshore to create the world’s first wind turbine recycling plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF At some point in the future all the renewable generation systems we’re building will go end of life, and noone wants it all to end up in landfill …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Michigan to build America’s first wireless electric vehicle charging road

Michigan to build America’s first wireless electric vehicle charging road

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future EV’s will be wirelessly charged, and might not even need batteries.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Michigan was one of the...

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Ship based reactor could convert ocean based plastic into diesel fuel

Ship based reactor could convert ocean based plastic into diesel fuel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are lots of ways to create carbon neutral fuels, and this is another example of one that solves two problems at once…   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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Liquid window uses heat and light to cut buildings energy use by up to 45 percent

Liquid window uses heat and light to cut buildings energy use by up to 45 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Heating and cooling buildings is energy intensive and is a primary contributor to climate change …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Almost 30% of...

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Scotlands first underwater substation makes waves in the energy sector

Scotlands first underwater substation makes waves in the energy sector

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Offshore wind is becoming increasingly important and now a radical new substation design is giving it a big boost.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Oil giant BP bought a startup that turns office buildings into power plants

Oil giant BP bought a startup that turns office buildings into power plants

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual power plants are the future of power plants, and the oil majors are circling the sector and buying up startups …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Hydrofarms Dubai realises world first, uses Hydropanels to produce water from air

Hydrofarms Dubai realises world first, uses Hydropanels to produce water from air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydropanels are a new kind of solar panel that generate electricity and water – and they could be game changing.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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The world’s largest carbon capture and storage plant begins operation in Iceland

The world’s largest carbon capture and storage plant begins operation in Iceland

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Carbon  dioxide is a major greenhouse gas that’s  driving climate change, so projects are underways to remove it from the atmosphere.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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New tech cheaply produces Lithium and Hydrogen while desalinating seawater

New tech cheaply produces Lithium and Hydrogen while desalinating seawater

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF For now the world meeting Net Zero climate targets relies on the electrification of industries like transportation, but global Lithium reserves are under pressure, this solves that.   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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Scientists are trying to control lightning with a giant laser lightning rod

Scientists are trying to control lightning with a giant laser lightning rod

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rocket launches and other activities are affected by lightning, so if you can control it then it reduces risks.   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 team of researchers from the University...

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LLNL’s high powered laser closes in on nuclear fusion

LLNL’s high powered laser closes in on nuclear fusion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nuclear fusion is the ultimate green energy – according to some – and it’s slowly edging closer to reality.   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 field of nuclear fusion has seen...

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Michelin’s inflatable sails turn giant polluting cargo ships into giant sailing ships

Michelin’s inflatable sails turn giant polluting cargo ships into giant sailing ships

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The global shipping industry contributes about 3% to all global greenhouse gas emissions, so companies are trying to help the industry go “green.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Beyond putting rubber...

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Reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050 could cost over $92 Trillion says Bloomberg

Reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050 could cost over $92 Trillion says Bloomberg

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Switching the world away from “unsustainable” business models to “sustainable” net zero ones is a herculean and costly task and going green will take a lot of green.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Stealth startup shows off EV batteries that charge in under a minute

Stealth startup shows off EV batteries that charge in under a minute

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Electric vehicles can takes ages to charge – but solutions are on their way …   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 Lithium Ion (LiON) electric vehicle battery that you can charge...

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3D printed solid state batteries are getting closer to production

3D printed solid state batteries are getting closer to production

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Solid state batteries are seen by most people as the “Batteries of the Future” and they’re getting better, bigger, and denser …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Lithium-ion (LiON) batteries recently...

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Beach robots arrive in Florida to clean up all your beach trash

Beach robots arrive in Florida to clean up all your beach trash

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are plenty of people who disrespect our beaches and environment by leaving tons of trash everywhere – now the robots are on a clean up mission.   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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China’s EAST nuclear fusion reactor smashes two world records

China’s EAST nuclear fusion reactor smashes two world records

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Fusion has always been seen as the energy of the future, and slowly it’s getting closer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Around the world the quest to create the world’s first...

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