Scientists unveil a brand new smart contact lens that tracks health and detects disease

Scientists unveil a brand new smart contact lens that tracks health and detects disease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Smart contact lenses are seen as the next must have gadgets, and now more and more of them are starting to appear.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. All of a sudden the number of smart contact lenses...

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Toyota used AI to supercharge EV battery development and saved years of effort

Toyota used AI to supercharge EV battery development and saved years of effort

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI can try millions of different chemical permutations a day, and dramatically accelerate product development.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Scientists and researchers around the world are increasingly turning to Artificial Intelligence (AI)and so called Robo-Scientists to...

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New Lithium-Sulfur batteries have five times the capacity of Lithium-Ion

New Lithium-Sulfur batteries have five times the capacity of Lithium-Ion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the world tries to move away from fossil fuels we’re seeing an explosion in the number of new battery and energy innovations like this one.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers have developed a new battery. Yes,...

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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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McLaren reveal their extreme 2050 shape shifting F1 race car concept

McLaren reveal their extreme 2050 shape shifting F1 race car concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While even the best and brightest minds can try to imagine life thirty years in the future the likelihood is that what’s possible will make even today’s grandest concepts rather tame.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. McLaren...

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Breakthrough helps Calcium Ion batteries move closer to reality

Breakthrough helps Calcium Ion batteries move closer to reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lithium Ion batteries rely on the mass availability of several rare earth elements which are in increasingly short supply so we need alternatives.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Even as companies look for new ways to completely...

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Researchers have found a way to turn humans into batteries

Researchers have found a way to turn humans into batteries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day nanobots and other types of electrical and robotic devices might be embedded into humans, so scientists are looking for new ways to power them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Everything we build in the future,...

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Scientists created a blueprint for a Quantum Battery that never looses its charge

Scientists created a blueprint for a Quantum Battery that never looses its charge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create machines and products at the nanoscale improves, we need new ways to power them and this is one of them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. There’s been a huge flurry of innovation...

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Tesla unveil their new battery that lasts 1 million miles

Tesla unveil their new battery that lasts 1 million miles

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more vehicles go electric batteries need to last longer and be more reliable, and this is a significant boost for the sector.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. There’s been a huge number of breakthroughs in the...

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World’s first batteryless bluetooth sensor harvests energy from the air

World’s first batteryless bluetooth sensor harvests energy from the air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF IOT devices will be crippled if they all need batteries to run, but by harvesting energy from the air we can place sensors anywhere and everywhere.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Semiconductor firm Wiliot has demonstrated the first ever...

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New Lithium Metal batteries beat out LiOn to power drones for longer

New Lithium Metal batteries beat out LiOn to power drones for longer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As investment flows into new battery tech Lithium Ion suddenly has a whole host of new competitors to contend with.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. It’s easy to be jaded by new battery news, after all, there’s a...

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Revolutionary re-programmable material cannibalises itself to make new structures

Revolutionary re-programmable material cannibalises itself to make new structures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As your understanding of material science improves we’re edging towards a future where materials take on sci-fi like qualities.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. For the first time ever scientists at the US Department of Energy and Oak...

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World’s first book written entirely by an AI is a real thriller

World’s first book written entirely by an AI is a real thriller

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI gets better at creating realistic content, of any form, without human assistance it will have an immeasurable and revolutionary impact on every corner of society and business.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. We all know that...

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Major 3D printing advance boosts LiON battery capacities by over 400 percent

Major 3D printing advance boosts LiON battery capacities by over 400 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to 3D print objects at the nano scale improves it gives us the ability to create dramatically better batteries with huge surface areas.   Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Missouri University of Science and Technology have used 3D Printing to produce high capacity Lithium...

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Paper based bio-battery uses bacteria to power the internet of things

Paper based bio-battery uses bacteria to power the internet of things

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Internet of Things relies of billions of sensors to work, but only a handful of these sensors can be powered with traditional batteries, so new alternatives are needed.   In remote parts of the world, access to batteries for diagnostic devices, medical equipment and...

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Batteries are passé as researchers use ambient sound to charge smartphones

Batteries are passé as researchers use ambient sound to charge smartphones

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to use sound to charge our gadgets is a revolutionary idea, and it’s made possible thanks to advances in Nanomanufacturing.   This could be the greatest power discovery for mobiles, ever. Apparently. So say researchers at Queen Mary University London (QMUL) in the...

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Future EV’s with 16,000km range and space elevators made possible with new Chinese Nano-Cable

Future EV’s with 16,000km range and space elevators made possible with new Chinese Nano-Cable

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are multiple uses for incredibly strong cables and materials, from defence to space elevators, and even helping electric cars travel 16,000km on one charge.   Recently I’ve discussed advances across a wide variety of materials, including the development of a wonder material that lasts...

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Scientists 3D print Lithium Ion batteries for the first time

Scientists 3D print Lithium Ion batteries for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to 3D print batteries means we can create batteries in all shapes and sizes which will be useful for all our new gadgets.   Recently I’ve been reporting on a variety of new battery developments, from polymer batteries that can charge your electric...

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Scientists jumped out of a plane to create a new wonder material

Scientists jumped out of a plane to create a new wonder material

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everything is made from some form of material, whether it be organic or inorganic, which means the right breakthroughs can change industries forever.   Most people don’t care about materials – even self-healing materials, or state of the art programmable materials, or materials that will...

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Breakthrough carbon fiber battery could usher in batteryless electric vehicles

Breakthrough carbon fiber battery could usher in batteryless electric vehicles

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our understanding of how to turn mundane objects and materials into batteries increases in the future anything and everything could be a battery.   As I discussed a little while ago Carbon Fiber is going through its own little revolution, firstly it can now...

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