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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Samsung unveil their latest solid state battery for EV’s

Samsung unveil their latest solid state battery for EV’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Solid state batteries are regarded as the ultimate in battery technology and Samsung have unveiled their latest product.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Solid state batteries are the future of battery technology, which is why it’s little...

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Rolls Royce announces plans to build 15 mini nuclear reactors in the UK

Rolls Royce announces plans to build 15 mini nuclear reactors in the UK

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the world tries to wean itself off of fossil fuels nuclear power is making a come back.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the world tries, almost desperately at times it seems, to wean itself off...

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A radical new fusion reactor could disrupt how all future fusion reactors are built

A radical new fusion reactor could disrupt how all future fusion reactors are built

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way that scientists are using today to try to create the world’s first working fusion reactors might already be old hat after scientists found a way to short cut the process.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Spray on solar panels and solar skins push green energy to the next level

Spray on solar panels and solar skins push green energy to the next level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we find new ways to create new types of solar materials we can see a day when you won’t need to plug anything into an electricity grid.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The amount of electricity...

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This new powerful terahertz camera uses lasers and radiation to see inside objects

This new powerful terahertz camera uses lasers and radiation to see inside objects

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes we want to be able to see inside of objects, and using the quirkiness of terahertz radiation now we can like never before.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I talked about a weird new type...

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The US military’s new Jetson laser can identify you from just your heartbeat

The US military’s new Jetson laser can identify you from just your heartbeat

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The number of technologies we can use to accurately identify and classify people are growing at a staggering rate.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The US military could soon spot you in a crowd, not by your...

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Researchers just created the first solar panels that work at night

Researchers just created the first solar panels that work at night

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Now when the Sun goes down now your solar panels can keep on generating electricity 24/7/365 no matter what.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far companies have installed over 1 trillion watts of renewables around the...

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Volkswagen envision a future where autonomous robots charge your EV

Volkswagen envision a future where autonomous robots charge your EV

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Retrofitting older buildings, car parks, and roads with supercharger networks will be expensive, so these robots bring the charging points to you instead.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the problems of owning an electric car...

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New Lithium-Sulfur batteries have five times the capacity of Lithium-Ion

New Lithium-Sulfur batteries have five times the capacity of Lithium-Ion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the world tries to move away from fossil fuels we’re seeing an explosion in the number of new battery and energy innovations like this one.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers have developed a new battery. Yes,...

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MIT researchers can now use lasers to look at your insides from a distance

MIT researchers can now use lasers to look at your insides from a distance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF On the one hand a technology like this can replace ultrasound one day, but on the other there are likely to be serious privacy implications.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Ultrasound has seen a number of improvements...

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Breakthrough helps Calcium Ion batteries move closer to reality

Breakthrough helps Calcium Ion batteries move closer to reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lithium Ion batteries rely on the mass availability of several rare earth elements which are in increasingly short supply so we need alternatives.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Even as companies look for new ways to completely...

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