Researchers smash fusion record to generate 700 times more power than the entire US grid

Researchers smash fusion record to generate 700 times more power than the entire US grid

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Fusion energy is still a long way off, but the amount of power some prototypes are generating is staggering.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Thermonuclear weapons may be dangerous, but they’re...

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California has a plan to turn Hoover Dam into a giant $3 Billion battery

California has a plan to turn Hoover Dam into a giant $3 Billion battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Batteries, that store and release energy, come in all shapes and sizes – and this would be one of the world’s largest.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. How much money do...

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Firms line up Green Ammonia as a future zero emission fuel for aviation and shipping

Firms line up Green Ammonia as a future zero emission fuel for aviation and shipping

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By 2050 the aviation and shipping sectors need to be carbon neutral, which means they need to wean themselves off of polluting fossil fuels fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. You...

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DOE creates Digital Twins of every building in America to reduce CO2 emissions

DOE creates Digital Twins of every building in America to reduce CO2 emissions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Digital twins of buildings, cities, and even the Earth let people analyse problems and find solutions faster.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Digital twins, which are basically just intricate and detailed...

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Tesla Powerwalls team up to create Virtual Power Plants and save LA from blacking out

Tesla Powerwalls team up to create Virtual Power Plants and save LA from blacking out

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future physical power plants are relics of history, and they’re virtual.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Why bother building an actual physical power plant when you can just aggregate...

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Saudi megacity Neom to build world’s first solar dome desalination plant

Saudi megacity Neom to build world’s first solar dome desalination plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF More areas of the world are suffering from water scarcity, and while desalinating seawater is a solution it also has its issues that this goes some way to solving.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Price to bury carbon nears tipping point as cost of emissions soar

Price to bury carbon nears tipping point as cost of emissions soar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it becomes cheaper to conserve than pollute you’ll be amazed how fast companies change their habits.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s face it if you want to change something...

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Google Earth’s new upgrade is a 37 year timelapse of the entire Earth

Google Earth’s new upgrade is a 37 year timelapse of the entire Earth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our planet changes all the time, and now you can see exactly how it’s changing and the impact we’re having on our world.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Satellites are doing...

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The UN IPCC’s climate report is “Code Red for humanity”

The UN IPCC’s climate report is “Code Red for humanity”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Japanese have a saying: “We all live under one sky.” But increasingly as a result of human activity that sky, and the climate that goes with it, is changing our world.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Drax announces the worlds largest negative emissions energy project

Drax announces the worlds largest negative emissions energy project

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Greenhouse gasses that are responsible for climate change are being emitted faster than ever before, and now companies are being incentivised to literally bury them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Drax,...

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The worlds first mountain based solar farm is 50 percent more efficient

The worlds first mountain based solar farm is 50 percent more efficient

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it comes to solar where you build your solar farm really makes a difference …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far over 1 Trillion Watts of renewables have been...

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Denmark approves the world’s first “Energy Island” project

Denmark approves the world’s first “Energy Island” project

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Noone seems to want wind turbines anywhere near their town, but there’s plenty of room at sea for them …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Denmark, the nation that built the...

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China adds the finishing touches to the world’s first Thorium Reactor

China adds the finishing touches to the world’s first Thorium Reactor

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Thorium Reactors are by far the safest kind of nuclear reactor – but developing them has been incredibly hard. Until Now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. India has been pursuing them...

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California proposes $750 Million water recycling scheme to end its historic drought

California proposes $750 Million water recycling scheme to end its historic drought

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many countries around the world are suffering from record breaking droughts, but most don’t recycle any of their water, which could help alleviate some of the problems …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today solar panels only generate electricity when there’s sunlight, wind farms when there’s wind, so energy needs to be stored so it can be released later. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Renewable...

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The future of power is transcontinental supergrids that connect the world’s energy supplies

The future of power is transcontinental supergrids that connect the world’s energy supplies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today if you generate electricity in one part of the world you can’t transport it to any other place in the world – supergrids are a paradigm shift.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Bacteria manage to recycle plastic into vanilla flavouring in weird world first

Bacteria manage to recycle plastic into vanilla flavouring in weird world first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you think plastics can only be recycled to make new plastics you’d be wrong.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I see many weird things – such as molecular assemblers and...

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Self-improving material could rapidly accelerate the development of green fuels

Self-improving material could rapidly accelerate the development of green fuels

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the world weans itself off fossil fuels the new fuels we use need to be much greener to produce.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Three years ago, scientists at the...

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China’s Mach 30 wind tunnel could put them decades ahead in hypersonic technology

China’s Mach 30 wind tunnel could put them decades ahead in hypersonic technology

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of everything is fast – and this is the world’s fastest and most brutal wind tunnel which will let China test new hypersonic concepts.   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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GE floats futuristic deep ocean wind turbines as the future of renewables

GE floats futuristic deep ocean wind turbines as the future of renewables

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today wind farms are located near the shoreline but these new wave rider wind turbines could be placed in the deep ocean far from shore.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. GE...

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