This Mach 5 jet from Hermeus could be the first to have a 3D printed body

This Mach 5 jet from Hermeus could be the first to have a 3D printed body

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is a revolutionary manufacturing technology, and it is already transforming everything from materials, food, and human organ transplants, to everyday items.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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China is using autonomous 3D printers and robots to print a giant hydroelectric dam

China is using autonomous 3D printers and robots to print a giant hydroelectric dam

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF China has huge ambitions to be able to print buildings, and this is its biggest project so far.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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FabRx uses 3D printing to print personalised medicines for kids with rare diseases

FabRx uses 3D printing to print personalised medicines for kids with rare diseases

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today medicines are all too often in common sized dosages with standard formulations, irrespective of our age or size, but 3D printing allows us to customise both and tailor medicines to the individual.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the...

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Unilevers first 3D printed metamaterial chocolates take eating to a whole new level

Unilevers first 3D printed metamaterial chocolates take eating to a whole new level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and materials are transforming all our foods and our eating experiences, and this is just another example of how.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Alquist unveils plans for the world’s largest 3D printed community

Alquist unveils plans for the world’s largest 3D printed community

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printed homes are faster and cheaper to build than traditional homes, and this tech’s starting to go mainstream.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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This new super alloy from NASA could revolutionise hypersonic flight

This new super alloy from NASA could revolutionise hypersonic flight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As aircraft and rockets, as well as other things, get faster and more demands are put on them we need new materials that can handle the temperatures and stresses.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Open Meals uses your biology to 3D print custom Sushi for each individual diner using

Open Meals uses your biology to 3D print custom Sushi for each individual diner using

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We talk about personalised medicine, but personalised food is also now taking on a whole new meaning …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Usually,...

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This new inverted skyscraper concept builds itself and harnesses the power of the deep oceans

This new inverted skyscraper concept builds itself and harnesses the power of the deep oceans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Crazy designs sometimes have a way of becoming real, and while this concept combines various different technologies together this is one that might never be built …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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This new 3D printing technique lets people print mini working machines

This new 3D printing technique lets people print mini working machines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing’s ultimate dream is to be able to print working products straight off the printer that don’t need to be assembled by humans or robots, this is the first step.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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The UAE is in new talks with Pantheon to 3D print an 11 storey skyscraper

The UAE is in new talks with Pantheon to 3D print an 11 storey skyscraper

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future all buildings will be 3D printed, but it’s a marathon not a sprint …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while...

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Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 4D printing lets us create morphing products with special on demand properties which could be sabotaged to cause deadly failures.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Swiss government first to approve the use of an assisted suicide booth

Swiss government first to approve the use of an assisted suicide booth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes people want to pass over to the next place but the law and technology doesn’t make it easy or painless for them, now there’s a literal suicide booth to help …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Architects unveil plans for Dubai’s Mars Science City and colonies on Mars

Architects unveil plans for Dubai’s Mars Science City and colonies on Mars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The first Martians are going to need somewhere to live that can protect them from Mars’ environment and the designs are pouring in.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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These inflatable houses could be home to future Martians

These inflatable houses could be home to future Martians

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space agencies are eyeing up colonies on Mars – and they’re going to need awesome habitats.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far I’ve...

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Tecla’s amazing WASP inspired eco-friendly house 3D printed using local clay

Tecla’s amazing WASP inspired eco-friendly house 3D printed using local clay

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing and printers let us change the materials we use to build buildings – which has huge implications for sustainable construction.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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BMW unveils the iVision, the world’s first Circular Economy car concept

BMW unveils the iVision, the world’s first Circular Economy car concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the first commercial car that’s designed to be totally recyclable and re-usable. And hopefully the first of many.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Ever the pioneer BMW has unveiled...

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The US’s first 3D printed community goes on sale in Texas

The US’s first 3D printed community goes on sale in Texas

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing a single house is easy today, now the technology is starting to scale  up to disrupt traditional construction …   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 quartet of houses designed...

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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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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 have finally found a way to 3D print wood on demand

Researchers have finally found a way to 3D print wood on demand

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to 3D print wood opens a whole new world of opportunities and will improve sustainability.   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 can create genetically engineered wood, grow wood in...

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