A revolutionary new type of Covid-19 vaccine is being developed

A revolutionary new type of Covid-19 vaccine is being developed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today there are no vaccines for Covid-19 and complete vaccines will take at least 12 to 18 months to materialise, so scientists are turning to alternative approaches.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19,...

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Lack of Covid-19 vaccine pushes DARPA to develop a therapeutic “Shield”

Lack of Covid-19 vaccine pushes DARPA to develop a therapeutic “Shield”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It takes years to develop vaccines, but when pandemics emerge you only have months and that’s not enough time so DARPA are trying to create a therapeutic shield to protect people until they arrive.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote,...

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Researches have found a way to track disease using sound waves

Researches have found a way to track disease using sound waves

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As researchers begin experimenting with the electromagnetic spectrum and higher frequency sounds they’re finding new ways to track disease.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the deadly Covid-19 coronavirus wreaks its havoc around the world perhaps one...

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As Covid-19 rages smartphones help South Korea keep tabs on people in lockdown

As Covid-19 rages smartphones help South Korea keep tabs on people in lockdown

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Since the SARS and MERS pandemics there has been an explosion in technology innovation, including smartphones, which are now joining the battle to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the Covid-19...

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Thermal imaging enabled drones help Chinese identify people with Covid-19

Thermal imaging enabled drones help Chinese identify people with Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A shortage of Covid-19 testing kits and the need to try to identify people infected with the virus to stop it spreading means governments are now turning to drones for help.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As...

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US CDC launches a Cornoavirus self-checker bot to ease pressure on front line staff

US CDC launches a Cornoavirus self-checker bot to ease pressure on front line staff

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As governments around the world tell people with COVID-19 like symptoms to self isolate a shortage of testing kits mean self-diagnosis is a guessing game, this helps alleviate the problem.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the...

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Innovators 3D print valves for snorkel masks to create oxygen masks for needy Covid-19 patients

Innovators 3D print valves for snorkel masks to create oxygen masks for needy Covid-19 patients

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In today’s pandemic, where supply shortages are rife, there can be no denying the power of human innovation and 3D printing’s role in helping save lives.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. First AI and supercomputers are drafted...

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World’s fastest supercomputer gets recruited to help develop a Covid-19 vaccine

World’s fastest supercomputer gets recruited to help develop a Covid-19 vaccine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Summit crunched through thousands of compounds in days to find compounds that could be used in a COVID-19 vaccine.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Technology is arguably playing a greater role in the COVID-19 pandemic we’re all...

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3D printing helps Italian doctors fix faulty respirators to help Covid-19 patients

3D printing helps Italian doctors fix faulty respirators to help Covid-19 patients

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is an on demand manufacturing technology, and in a crisis where there’s a shortage of parts and people can’t move around freely it’s come to the rescue.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Technology is arguably...

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American doctors turn to robots to help them treat Covid-19 patients

American doctors turn to robots to help them treat Covid-19 patients

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Doctors on the front line are at high risk of getting infected with Covid-19 so some are turning to robots for help.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. There have been numerous confirmed cases of the quickly spreading Coronavirus, Covid-19,...

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Robots get to work sanitising Hong Kong’s subways to stop Covid-19

Robots get to work sanitising Hong Kong’s subways to stop Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the Covid-19 pandemic rampages around the world organisations are finding novel ways to stop it from spreading.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Subway systems carry a lot of people in confined spaces. That’s what makes them...

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Chinese authorities send robots into hospitals to help stop Covid-19

Chinese authorities send robots into hospitals to help stop Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the global Covid-19 pandemic accelerates robots are coming to the rescue.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. During the current Coronavirus, Covid-19, pandemic robots are being used to help perform remote diagnoses and clean trains and subways,...

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Sweat sensor for wearables opens up a treasure trove of healthcare data

Sweat sensor for wearables opens up a treasure trove of healthcare data

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sweat sensors aren’t sexy but they can open up a treasure trove of health information that can help keep you feeling at the top of your game.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Sweat might make you smell...

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German scientists just created the world’s first self-replicating synthetic cells

German scientists just created the world’s first self-replicating synthetic cells

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to make fully synthetic DNA and genomes accelerates inevitably scientists will want to cross the next step – making living, alien organisms that replicate.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The creation of life is...

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Doctors get a powerful new AI tool to help them diagnose ADHD faster

Doctors get a powerful new AI tool to help them diagnose ADHD faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial Intelligence is helping doctors diagnose more and more syndromes that were previously hard to diagnose.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming a powerful new tool in the fight to properly identify,...

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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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Brain implant helps a blind woman regain her sight and play computer games

Brain implant helps a blind woman regain her sight and play computer games

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our knowledge of the human brain improves in the future we might not need eyes to see, as well as having new ways to “cure” blindness.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Historically if you were blind...

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A revolutionary AI built by MIT just discovered a new powerful antibiotic drug

A revolutionary AI built by MIT just discovered a new powerful antibiotic drug

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The anti-biotic crisis means that we need new approaches to finding and developing new anti-biotics, and AI has just proven itself to be a powerful new weapon in that fight.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So called...

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Weird semi-synthetic bacteria churn out even weirder synthetic proteins

Weird semi-synthetic bacteria churn out even weirder synthetic proteins

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future unnatural synthetic bacteria, and nature, will be our factories, churning out everything from designer drugs and materials, to new types of synthetic proteins and much more.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past...

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Genetically engineered male moths programmed to kill off females released into the wild

Genetically engineered male moths programmed to kill off females released into the wild

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Genetic engineering is the ultimate Pandora’s Box, and the lid’s coming off as companies discover new ways to control and kill pests in the wild.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s play a game… what’s the most...

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