A new ultra lightweight hydrogen fuel tank could make jet fuel obsolete

A new ultra lightweight hydrogen fuel tank could make jet fuel obsolete

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen fuels tanks aren’t sexy but if you want to replace jet fuel with greener energy alternatives then making them light is crucial, so this is a milestone.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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A new DNA tool is speeding up vaccine development by a million fold

A new DNA tool is speeding up vaccine development by a million fold

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In short? The faster we can create vaccines for diseases the fewer people that have to suffer or die from those diseases. Enough said?   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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Genetically engineered gut bacteria produce Parkinson’s drugs in vivo for patients

Genetically engineered gut bacteria produce Parkinson’s drugs in vivo for patients

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if pharmacies and doctors weren’t in a remote building somewhere but in your body instead?   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. New research presented...

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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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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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Unity and Hyundai unveil plans for the worlds first Meta-Factory

Unity and Hyundai unveil plans for the worlds first Meta-Factory

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF More organisations are creating digital twins of their manufacturing facilities and the link with the Metaverse is interesting.   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. By...

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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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Radian unveils plans for revolutionary Single Stage To Orbit spaceplane

Radian unveils plans for revolutionary Single Stage To Orbit spaceplane

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF To break free of Earth’s gravity today we use two stage rocket and launch systems, Radian One will use just one and it will help democratise access to space even more.   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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Orbital Assembly plans to open first space hotel in 2027

Orbital Assembly plans to open first space hotel in 2027

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future space is just that place you haven’t had a holiday in yet … and startups want to change that.   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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New molecular assembler method makes manufacturing new drug compounds faster

New molecular assembler method makes manufacturing new drug compounds faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of manufacturing will be molecular assemblers, and while they’re already here and making products they have a long way to go before they mature.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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This new quantum material mimics rare earth compounds

This new quantum material mimics rare earth compounds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rare Earths are in high demand, rare, and controlled by just a few countries so governments everywhere want to find new materials to replace them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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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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This tech-style startup is replacing cotton with clothes made from algae

This tech-style startup is replacing cotton with clothes made from algae

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Growing cotton is environmentally intensive and has a large environmental footprint – algae doesn’t and it’s just as good.   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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Volvo uses the world’s first green steel to make itself a dump truck

Volvo uses the world’s first green steel to make itself a dump truck

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Heavy industry accounts for 7% of all greenhouse gas emissions, and now the industry’s going zero emissions.   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. The world’s...

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AI is designing new alloys to order at super human speeds

AI is designing new alloys to order at super human speeds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most of the products you use are made from alloys, and AI is now designing new alloys that are better, stronger, and more environmentally friendly faster than ever before.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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To hit 20 million cars a year Tesla bets the farm on a monster 12,000 ton Gigapress

To hit 20 million cars a year Tesla bets the farm on a monster 12,000 ton Gigapress

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tesla wants to produce 20 million cars a year and to hit that goal they need to make some big changes and some big presses.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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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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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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