MIT and Harvard scientists develop a face mask that detects COVID-19 in the air

MIT and Harvard scientists develop a face mask that detects COVID-19 in the air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Were you exposed to the COVID-19 virus when you were out and about? Now you can find out …   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 little while ago I wrote about...

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Speedo’s insane 3D printed whale inspired Aquaman swimsuit has its own onboard AI

Speedo’s insane 3D printed whale inspired Aquaman swimsuit has its own onboard AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All the technologies in this concept swimsuit are here already – that’s the real crazy part.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Just before the 2021 Olympic swimming trials Speedo unveiled an...

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Researchers innovative nanomaterial opens the door for bulletproof shirts

Researchers innovative nanomaterial opens the door for bulletproof shirts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to engineer materials at the nano level improves we can create new materials with amazing properties.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If you’ve ever fancied a bullet proof...

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Oros’ latest clothing line uses aerogel to protect you from -321F cold

Oros’ latest clothing line uses aerogel to protect you from -321F cold

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New materials are the key to unlocking many of tomorrow’s futuristic products and technologies and this isa just one example …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I showed off how...

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YouTubers use the world’s most insulating material to touch lava

YouTubers use the world’s most insulating material to touch lava

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Aerogels are amazing materials – they’re ultra strong, ultra light, and ultra insulating making them perfect for many applications.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We know what would happen if you...

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Samsung shows off a new stretchable display perfect for wearables

Samsung shows off a new stretchable display perfect for wearables

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Fixed rigid screens and displays are becoming a thing of the past and that’s opening up a world of new applications …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We’ve had curved displays...

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Australian designer uses 3D printing and AI to create amazing butterfly inspired fashion line

Australian designer uses 3D printing and AI to create amazing butterfly inspired fashion line

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is helping the fashion industry re-invent itself and fashion itself. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. 3D printed clothes are starting to get fashionable, and hot on the heels of one...

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To beat Deepfakes researchers built a smarter camera

To beat Deepfakes researchers built a smarter camera

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfakes and synthetic media are here to stay and they’re getting better – better at spawning misinformation and undermining democracy.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the most difficult things...

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Genetically engineered barcoded spores could help improve food safety

Genetically engineered barcoded spores could help improve food safety

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When things go wrong in the global supply chain it can be hard to find and fix the fault and recall the products, this improves the situation.   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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NASA students show off the world’s first 3D printed rocket pad

NASA students show off the world’s first 3D printed rocket pad

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is going to make colonising space much much easier, so companies and students everywhere are now trying to perfect the designs, processes, and technology.   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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This 3D printed house is on sale on Zillow for half the price of its neighbours

This 3D printed house is on sale on Zillow for half the price of its neighbours

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing houses for a fraction of the cost of building a traditional house will have consequences for the value of neighbouring properties …   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 3D...

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Body morphing clothing powered by ancient bacteria helps you exercise harder

Body morphing clothing powered by ancient bacteria helps you exercise harder

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nature has lots of tricks up its proverbial sleeve, and now we can use it to cool your sleeves in new ways …   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 world is...

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This new shape shifting material responds to light

This new shape shifting material responds to light

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Materials form the foundation of every product and thing in the universe, so the more kinds of materials we have the more possibilities we have.   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...

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Transparent wood makes a splash in the car world

Transparent wood makes a splash in the car world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are inventing new materials all the time, and we’re also re-inventing old ones …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently a team of scientists from MIT managed to grow wood...

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New smartphone ultrasound fingerprint sensor really gets under your skin

New smartphone ultrasound fingerprint sensor really gets under your skin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Biometrics can be increasingly easily hacked, so we need to find new ways to authenticate people.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Many people already use fingerprint recognition technology to access their...

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MIT’s lab grown wood and plants take aim at traditional farming and forestry

MIT’s lab grown wood and plants take aim at traditional farming and forestry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Agriculture and forestry account for over 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, but what if you could grow only the parts of the plant you want in a lab like lab made meats using no chemicals and without any of the waste?   Love...

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Samsung have been hiding their latest holographic TV’s in a dark lab

Samsung have been hiding their latest holographic TV’s in a dark lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Life sized holographic displays will be supercharged by 6G technology, and Samsung’s pushing hard to get the tech ready for launch in 2028.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Samsung wants to...

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Researchers create first of a kind quantum sensor that scans the entire RF spectrum

Researchers create first of a kind quantum sensor that scans the entire RF spectrum

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The RF spectrum is huge, and it’s increasingly important in warfare and communications, now we have a single sensor that can scan it all and when combined with AI optimise it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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This new portable X-Ray device will let you X-Ray yourself at home

This new portable X-Ray device will let you X-Ray yourself at home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In time all technologies get smaller, more performant, and cheaper – even gigantic X-Ray machines.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Everything it seems is getting smaller – from Brain Machine Interfaces...

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Synthetic molecules that mimic human cells successfully lured and killed the flu virus

Synthetic molecules that mimic human cells successfully lured and killed the flu virus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why let pathogens attack human cells when you can con them into attacking fake ones instead?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past year we’ve seen a huge ramp up...

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