A patient in the US controlled two prosthetic arms simultaneously with just his thoughts

A patient in the US controlled two prosthetic arms simultaneously with just his thoughts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many people around the world have lost limbs, for a whole variety of reasons, and now new sci-fi like technologies are helping them re-claim their mobility and lives in new ways.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Genetically engineered cattle only produce male offspring to save the world

Genetically engineered cattle only produce male offspring to save the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DNA is the software of life, and our ability to code it is getting exponentially better – for better and worse.   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. In spite of the...

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Quadruple stranded DNA seen in human cells for the first time

Quadruple stranded DNA seen in human cells for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All of life was created using just two strands of DNA with 4 nucleotides, so what could we achieve with four stranded DNA that has 8 nucleotides?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink outfit say they’ll stream music directly to your brain

Elon Musk’s Neuralink outfit say they’ll stream music directly to your brain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cortical implants and Brain Machine Interfaces have come along way in just a few years, now Elon Musk says soon you won’t need your ears to hear the music …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Elon Musk announced...

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New Membrane on a Chip tech accelerates COVID-19 vaccine screening

New Membrane on a Chip tech accelerates COVID-19 vaccine screening

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human-on-a-Chip technologies could dramatically accelerate drug testing and get vital drugs into the market faster to save lives.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When it comes to testing the efficacy of untested drugs to see whether or not...

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Tumour-on-a-Chip invention could accelerate new cancer treatments

Tumour-on-a-Chip invention could accelerate new cancer treatments

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today if you want to see how effective a drug is at killing Cancer you have to rely on human trials, but that could soon be a thing of the past.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the...

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A brain switch helped put mice into suspended animation, could do same for humans

A brain switch helped put mice into suspended animation, could do same for humans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Putting humans into suspended animation would give surgeons more time to operate on critical patients, and help us colonise far off worlds, and we’re getting closer to it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As humanity continues to look...

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Controversial Pig-Monkey chimeras born in China for first time

Controversial Pig-Monkey chimeras born in China for first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today there is a huge shortage of human donor organs so researchers are trying to create Human-Animal chimeras to help save lives.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. While some scientists are trying to find new ways to 3D...

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Brain reading gadgets get closer after researchers pack a BMI interface into a pair of glasses

Brain reading gadgets get closer after researchers pack a BMI interface into a pair of glasses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets better, cheaper, and smaller, researchers are now getting to the point where they can create brain reading gadgets.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As technology continues to get smaller and more powerful recently I...

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Researchers successfully grow mini human livers from stem cells for first time

Researchers successfully grow mini human livers from stem cells for first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People who are in need of organ transplants often have to wait for someone else to pass away, this latest breakthrough would mean breaking that cycle.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Have you ever wanted to grow...

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A new smartphone based DNA test identifies and tracks disease in real time

A new smartphone based DNA test identifies and tracks disease in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to identify pathogens and disease at the DNA level in real time has huge advantages – especially during a pandemic.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, is showing just how beneficial...

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Scientists just discovered how to jump start consciousness in monkeys

Scientists just discovered how to jump start consciousness in monkeys

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Consciousness is still one of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries, and scientists are getting closer to unravelling its secrets.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The source of consciousness has always been a mystery – arguably the ultimate...

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Forget lockdown HIT, these mice got totally ripped with gene therapy

Forget lockdown HIT, these mice got totally ripped with gene therapy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Of course ethically there will never be any substitute for real exercise, but new gene therapies are pushing our thinking and could benefit people who can’t exercise.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19,...

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World first as scientists link biological and artificial neurons together in a network

World first as scientists link biological and artificial neurons together in a network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As digital computing platforms become more advanced and our ability to embed technology into humans improves the next step is to link them both together.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past couple of years there...

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A new prototype Covid-19 vaccine works by literally hacking your DNA

A new prototype Covid-19 vaccine works by literally hacking your DNA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new vaccine that hijacks your DNA in order to create Coronavirus-like particles to build resistance is a revolutionary idea.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Thanks to the emergence of Coronavirus, Covid-19, there’s been the equivalent of...

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A revolutionary $100 kit can now detect any pathogens in under an hour

A revolutionary $100 kit can now detect any pathogens in under an hour

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Figuring out if you’re ill or not is the easy part, but figuring out what disease you have is difficult until now.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The combination of the cameras, microphones, and sensors in smartphones...

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World first after Chinese scientists use CRISPR gene editing to erase fearful memories from rats

World first after Chinese scientists use CRISPR gene editing to erase fearful memories from rats

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until now it’s only been possible to modify memories using optogentics, by using gene editing scientists have changed the game.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Ah, memories, they can be some of our best assets or...

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DNA printers get ready to move from printing sentences to paragraphs

DNA printers get ready to move from printing sentences to paragraphs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more companies develop their own synthetic DNA products this new innovation will lower costs and increase the speed of manufacturing new genetic products.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In a time when our ability to create...

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Researchers are sequencing and tracking Covid-19’s global progress in real time

Researchers are sequencing and tracking Covid-19’s global progress in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to genetically sequence Covid-19 in real time means governments can slow its spread and and create vaccines faster.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the deadly new coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, permeates the planet, scientists are...

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New tests prove Covid-19 virus wasn’t made by humans in a lab

New tests prove Covid-19 virus wasn’t made by humans in a lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our mastery of synthetic biology improves so too does our ability to create new types of artificial bio-weaponry, and it’s freaking governments out.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A decade or so ago the mere thought...

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