New genetic firewalls keep engineered alien bacteria safe from outside attack

New genetic firewalls keep engineered alien bacteria safe from outside attack

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We’re becoming increasingly adept at coding life and created new kinds of DNA, and that’s good and bad …   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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Microscopic robots manage to restructure products at the micro level

Microscopic robots manage to restructure products at the micro level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to assemble products at the nano or microscopic scale has huge implications for the future of manufacturing.   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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Chinese scientists unveil the world’s first tough, flexible ceramic with multiple applications

Chinese scientists unveil the world’s first tough, flexible ceramic with multiple applications

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are alot of instances where metals are heavy and a poor choice so this new ceramic could be a game changer.   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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Viruses become CRISPR Trojan Horses to genetically re-engineer bacteria

Viruses become CRISPR Trojan Horses to genetically re-engineer bacteria

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bacteria can be hard to reach, and even harder to genetically modify – until now.   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. CRISPR, arguably the world’s...

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Another breakthrough brings powerful molecular computers closer to reality

Another breakthrough brings powerful molecular computers closer to reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future computers won’t necessarily be silicon, they could be chemical, liquid, molecular, or even biological in nature.   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. All life,...

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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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NASA trials 3D printing electronics in low gravity in nod to future space colonies

NASA trials 3D printing electronics in low gravity in nod to future space colonies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When humans start inhabiting space they won’t be able to get everything shipped from Earth so things like food and electronics will have to somehow be made in space.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Scientists have created a new smart material that’s more AI than material

Scientists have created a new smart material that’s more AI than material

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to use algorithms to create “Architectural Materials” that behave like and mimic artificial intelligence, but in physical form, could revolutionise materials.   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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Microbes can now make a rare in demand Cancer drug

Microbes can now make a rare in demand Cancer drug

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Using bio-manufacturing and genetic engineering we are getting better at re-programming nature to make us all kinds of products, from armour to drugs.   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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Researchers tap nanotubes and BNNT’s to create next gen hypersonic materials

Researchers tap nanotubes and BNNT’s to create next gen hypersonic materials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you want to travel at hypersonic speeds you need materials that can withstand the heat.   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. Within the next...

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Ultra tough diamond glass gets ready to annihilate Gorilla Glass

Ultra tough diamond glass gets ready to annihilate Gorilla Glass

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we find new easier and cheaper ways to produce companies in the sector are getting ready to revolutionise everything from computer chips to glass.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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This Mach 5 jet from Hermeus could be the first to have a 3D printed body

This Mach 5 jet from Hermeus could be the first to have a 3D printed body

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is a revolutionary manufacturing technology, and it is already transforming everything from materials, food, and human organ transplants, to everyday items.   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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China is using autonomous 3D printers and robots to print a giant hydroelectric dam

China is using autonomous 3D printers and robots to print a giant hydroelectric dam

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF China has huge ambitions to be able to print buildings, and this is its biggest project so far.   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, ...

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Researchers have invented a new kind of material that thinks for itself

Researchers have invented a new kind of material that thinks for itself

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Smart materials will make a huge difference to the product we make, how we use them, and how they interact with us and the environment.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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FabRx uses 3D printing to print personalised medicines for kids with rare diseases

FabRx uses 3D printing to print personalised medicines for kids with rare diseases

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today medicines are all too often in common sized dosages with standard formulations, irrespective of our age or size, but 3D printing allows us to customise both and tailor medicines to the individual.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the...

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Algae help researchers create the world’s first carbon negative concrete

Algae help researchers create the world’s first carbon negative concrete

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Carbon negative concrete could not only eliminate 10% of all global greenhouse gas emissions but also reverse them.   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, ...

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Researchers have replaced concrete aggregate with rubber in world first

Researchers have replaced concrete aggregate with rubber in world first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rubber is a natural companion to concrete that can help extent its longevity, but until now the two haven’t been able to be used together.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Researchers use acoustic tractor beams to make complex structures in mid air

Researchers use acoustic tractor beams to make complex structures in mid air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many advantages to being able to manipulate things in mid air, whether it’s for hygiene, assembly, or even engineering and manufacturing purposes …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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New exotic protein rotors and axles will help nanomachines move faster

New exotic protein rotors and axles will help nanomachines move faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our ability to create nano scale products is getting better fast, and these breakthroughs could transform every industry from manufacturing to healthcare and beyond.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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New bacteria and bioreactor breakthroughs are cleaning up toxic waste water

New bacteria and bioreactor breakthroughs are cleaning up toxic waste water

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Pollution isn’t sexy, no influencer will spend their time poking creating content about it, but it’s killing people and the environment and we need solutions.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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