Raytheon unveils the world’s first 3D printed guided missile

Raytheon unveils the world’s first 3D printed guided missile

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing can be used to make artificial human hearts, but on the other it can also be “weaponised” in increasingly sophisticated ways.   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. 3D printing...

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Staggering solar cell breakthrough converts light to electricity with 132 percent efficiency

Staggering solar cell breakthrough converts light to electricity with 132 percent efficiency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world needs to decarbonise the atmosphere and dramatically reduce carbon emissions, and innovations are coming thick and fast.   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 solar panels are a measly...

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Massive AI powered robots are 3D printing entire rockets in the US

Massive AI powered robots are 3D printing entire rockets in the US

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing has come a long way in the past decade, and it won’t be long before it starts going mainstream.   Amazed by the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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Revolutionary flat nano-thin cameras edge closer to mass production

Revolutionary flat nano-thin cameras edge closer to mass production

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Metalenses are revolutionary – they’re nano-thin and flat which makes them the future of camera technology, now they could be manufactured at millionths of cents on the dollar.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our...

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Higher Steaks shows off the world’s first lab made bacon and pork bellies

Higher Steaks shows off the world’s first lab made bacon and pork bellies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of food doesn’t involve raising animals for slaughter or growing crops in fields … and it’s arriving.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Amazon and Ocado are growing crops in vertical farms in warehouses, not open fields, companies are 3D printing beef...

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Novel bio-ink lets doctors 3D print human organs directly into patients bodies

Novel bio-ink lets doctors 3D print human organs directly into patients bodies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to 3D print human organs for transplant is game changing, being able to 3D print them directly into patients is sci-fi realised.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far in the past few years I’ve talked...

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Common element combinations could replace rare Earth metals in electronics

Common element combinations could replace rare Earth metals in electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rare Earth metals are expensive, rare, and increasingly being used as a political pawn, so what if we didn’t need them any longer?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the recent China-US trade war so called Rare Earth...

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A DNA motor to power future nanomachines just set a world speed record

A DNA motor to power future nanomachines just set a world speed record

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to do things at the nanoscale, such as create molecular assemblers, means we need to be able to move things at the nanoscale.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today we’re building lots of nanoscale...

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Re-igniting Moore’s Law, MIT’s radical Carbon Nanotube computer leaps from lab to factory

Re-igniting Moore’s Law, MIT’s radical Carbon Nanotube computer leaps from lab to factory

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Moore’s Law is tapping out, and that’s a big problem for the future of computing, but this latest breakthrough could kick start it again.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago I reported how MIT...

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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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Researchers 3D printed brain tumors to accelerate discovery of new treatments

Researchers 3D printed brain tumors to accelerate discovery of new treatments

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing human organs on demand is one thing, but now 3D printed tumours can help researchers develop better cancer cures faster.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far we’ve 3D printed everything from buildings, cars, and...

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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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Living bricks that can reproduce could help create self-healing green buildings

Living bricks that can reproduce could help create self-healing green buildings

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We often think of materials as being static, but today “life” is being embedded into materials, and that opens the door to a whole new world of opportunities.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A simple combination of...

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World first as researchers 3D print capacitors straight into PCB’s

World first as researchers 3D print capacitors straight into PCB’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our ability to 3D print electronics in a variety of forms is increasing all the time, and that brings a ton of benefits for future gadgets and products.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Using multi-material 3D printers...

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3D printed bunny contains instructions to make a copy of intself

3D printed bunny contains instructions to make a copy of intself

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we manufacture products in new ways we can use those same manufacturing technologies to embed information about them for a variety of purposes.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Now that we can 3D print objects researchers...

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New 3D printed liquid “lab on a chip” paves the way for liquid electronics

New 3D printed liquid “lab on a chip” paves the way for liquid electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is still relatively nascent but as researchers invent new tools and techniques one breakthrough can revolutionise thousands of fields.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the US have...

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3D printing breakthrough lets users print multi-material objects with embedded electronics

3D printing breakthrough lets users print multi-material objects with embedded electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to 3D print products made out of one material on demand is a game changer, but being able to use multiple materials and embed electronics into those products will be nothing short of revolutionary.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book,...

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Researchers created a digital metamaterial to create better cloaking devices

Researchers created a digital metamaterial to create better cloaking devices

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Metamaterials are odd, they’re freaks of nature, and now they’re going digital which opens up an amazing number of possibilities.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As you’ll know by now I follow a huge number of technologies,...

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4D Bio-Printing emerges to help scientists print better human organs

4D Bio-Printing emerges to help scientists print better human organs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D Printing human organs has its problems so scientists created a 4D Bio-Printing technology to solve them and pave the way for better printed, on demand, human organs that grow with their hosts.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Scientists develop the world’s first infinitely recyclable plastic

Scientists develop the world’s first infinitely recyclable plastic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s plastics can’t be recycled forever because of the way they’re made and the way recycling systems today work, but a new breakthrough solves both these issues.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recycling sounds great in principle,...

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