A US startup says 3D printing solid state batteries could double their capacity

A US startup says 3D printing solid state batteries could double their capacity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By using new manufacturing techniques we can do things we couldn’t do before, such as using nanoscale manufacturing to increase battery energy densities.   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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Tesla researcher demonstrates 100 year 4 Million mile EV battery

Tesla researcher demonstrates 100 year 4 Million mile EV battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if your cars battery lasted longer than you could live?   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,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. With things like...

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A new DARPA project is experimenting with living factories in space

A new DARPA project is experimenting with living factories in space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why take stuff with you into space when bacteria and other bugs can make everything you need in situ?   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....

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Proof of concept verifies quantum batteries that never loose their charge

Proof of concept verifies quantum batteries that never loose their charge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it comes to the weird world of quantum batteries not only do they have infinite charge but the bigger the battery the faster it charges …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Innovative Ocean Battery stores renewable energy at the bottom of the deep sea

Innovative Ocean Battery stores renewable energy at the bottom of the deep sea

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes energy generated by offshore wind farms is hard to store or transfer, this is a neat solution to that problem and new energy tankers can then collect the energy at their leisure.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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Wright to make a 100 seater electric aircraft powered by Aluminium by 2026

Wright to make a 100 seater electric aircraft powered by Aluminium by 2026

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Aluminium Air batteries have way much more energy density than even Hydrogen, and now one startup aircraft manufacturer’s ready to bet on the technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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China’s GAC Group first to unveil an electric car with a 1,000km range

China’s GAC Group first to unveil an electric car with a 1,000km range

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People with electric cars often talk about range anxiety, but this latest EV from China smashes it out the park.   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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The US and Japan are in a race to replace the Lithium Ion battery

The US and Japan are in a race to replace the Lithium Ion battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Just a few countries control the supply of the world’s Lithium, and in today’s odd geopolitical world that’s an issue, so the race is on to eliminate Lithium from batteries.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Stealth startup shows off EV batteries that charge in under a minute

Stealth startup shows off EV batteries that charge in under a minute

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Electric vehicles can takes ages to charge – but solutions are on their way …   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 Lithium Ion (LiON) electric vehicle battery that you can charge...

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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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The first battery powered cargo ship is coming to Tokyo

The first battery powered cargo ship is coming to Tokyo

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The global shipping industry burns highly polluting bunker fuel and is one of the world’s biggest polluters and they’ve been given until 2050 to become carbon neutral.   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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Inventor of the Lithium-Ion battery thinks his glass battery could revolutionise energy

Inventor of the Lithium-Ion battery thinks his glass battery could revolutionise energy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is energy hungry, and the lithium-Ion battery, even though it’s more popular than ever, is showing its age.   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 heard of AI’s made out...

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Virus based molecular assembler helps researchers build next gen batteries

Virus based molecular assembler helps researchers build next gen batteries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nature is fantastic at assembling, well, everything, so scientists are trying to harness nature’s smallest “life forms” to try to create the first molecular assemblers.   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....

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Researchers develop microstructures that can self-assemble into new materials

Researchers develop microstructures that can self-assemble into new materials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Biological systems can change their shape, and now researchers are getting better at creating shape shifting materials of all kinds …   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. A new process developed...

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Battery breakthrough lets robots store energy like humans do in fat reserves

Battery breakthrough lets robots store energy like humans do in fat reserves

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We think of batteries as having a common fixed shape, but structural batteries can be any shape and they’re the future …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. There have been thousands of...

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Battery bricks turn your entire building into a giant battery

Battery bricks turn your entire building into a giant battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewables are the future, but the electricity they generate needs to be stored so it can be used when you need it, now your house can be the battery.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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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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Tesla’s revolutionary 1 million mile battery finally makes electric cars cheaper than gas guzzlers

Tesla’s revolutionary 1 million mile battery finally makes electric cars cheaper than gas guzzlers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Great technology is one thing, but for it to be adopted by the masses it’s also got to be affordable, Tesla’s newest battery signals the death nell for traditional combustion engine vehicles.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Samsung unveil their latest solid state battery for EV’s

Samsung unveil their latest solid state battery for EV’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Solid state batteries are regarded as the ultimate in battery technology and Samsung have unveiled their latest product.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Solid state batteries are the future of battery technology, which is why it’s little...

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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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