This new super alloy from NASA could revolutionise hypersonic flight

This new super alloy from NASA could revolutionise hypersonic flight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As aircraft and rockets, as well as other things, get faster and more demands are put on them we need new materials that can handle the temperatures and stresses.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Notpla’s latest sustainable packaging is edible and disappears

Notpla’s latest sustainable packaging is edible and disappears

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if you could just eat the packaging a product came in?   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. Plastic packaging is a scourge and today...

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Sustainable packaging brand Notpla re-imagines paper by using seaweed

Sustainable packaging brand Notpla re-imagines paper by using seaweed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sustainability is at the top of everyone’s agendas, and seaweed could be a secret weapon used in everything from biofuels to packaging …   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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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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Chinese researchers show off transistor gates that are just one carbon atom wide

Chinese researchers show off transistor gates that are just one carbon atom wide

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Transistors are getting smaller, but there are limits, and increasingly it’s the Chinese who are pushing those limits.   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. For...

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DNA tags in clothing fabrics are helping identify conflict cotton

DNA tags in clothing fabrics are helping identify conflict cotton

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s very difficult to trace the origin of fibres and other materials, but now DNA tags can tell you exactly where something comes from fast.   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 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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Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 4D printing lets us create morphing products with special on demand properties which could be sabotaged to cause deadly failures.   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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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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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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New smart kinetic clothing records and plays back your breathing

New smart kinetic clothing records and plays back your breathing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’re training AI can help you improve your technique, and now it can help you get your breathing right too.   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,...

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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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MIT’s newest material contains sensors and a neural network

MIT’s newest material contains sensors and a neural network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets smaller it’s going to help us transform everything around us in new ways …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Materials have always been a physical thing. But that’s...

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Researchers innovative nanomaterial opens the door for bulletproof shirts

Researchers innovative nanomaterial opens the door for bulletproof shirts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to engineer materials at the nano level improves we can create new materials with amazing properties.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If you’ve ever fancied a bullet proof...

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Oros’ latest clothing line uses aerogel to protect you from -321F cold

Oros’ latest clothing line uses aerogel to protect you from -321F cold

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New materials are the key to unlocking many of tomorrow’s futuristic products and technologies and this isa just one example …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I showed off how...

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YouTubers use the world’s most insulating material to touch lava

YouTubers use the world’s most insulating material to touch lava

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Aerogels are amazing materials – they’re ultra strong, ultra light, and ultra insulating making them perfect for many applications.   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 know what would happen if you...

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Self-improving material could rapidly accelerate the development of green fuels

Self-improving material could rapidly accelerate the development of green fuels

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the world weans itself off fossil fuels the new fuels we use need to be much greener to produce.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Three years ago, scientists at the...

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Second generation of living robots are faster and smarter than their predecessors

Second generation of living robots are faster and smarter than their predecessors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our command of biology is improving, and we’re now creating the world’s first programmable living synthetic organisms – AKA living robots.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Last year the world’s first...

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World’s first handheld neutron detector detects bombs and nuclear material in real time

World’s first handheld neutron detector detects bombs and nuclear material in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We now have an easy way to detect bombs and nuclear weapons, in a convenient hand held device …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. After the successful test of the WATCHMAN...

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