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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This 3D printed heat exchanger extracts up to 500 litres of pure water from  air

This 3D printed heat exchanger extracts up to 500 litres of pure water from air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Water is seen by many as an increasingly scarce commodity with 129 countries estimated to experience extreme water stress by 2030, this tech could help.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. According...

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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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