Researchers used a quantum computer to invent a new cooling material

Researchers used a quantum computer to invent a new cooling material

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers will one day help us invent and design new things, from materials and drugs, to entire systems, in seconds thereby rapidly accelerating the rate of global innovation and change.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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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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NASA successfully tests the world’s first inflatable heat shield

NASA successfully tests the world’s first inflatable heat shield

WHY THIS MATTERS IN SPACE An inflatable heat shield is lighter and easier to transport than a conventional one, but it also opens the door to new opportunities and use cases …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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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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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 UK startup lets you buy a literal invisibility shield

This UK startup lets you buy a literal invisibility shield

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Metamaterials and lensing technologies are wierd and invisibility shields are just the beginning of their wierdness.   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. Nearly all of...

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Synthetic diamonds could help extend the Moore’s Law Era

Synthetic diamonds could help extend the Moore’s Law Era

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Moore’s Law is slowing, because of both commercial and technical reasons, but diamonds are a semi-conductor company’s best friends …   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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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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Unilevers first 3D printed metamaterial chocolates take eating to a whole new level

Unilevers first 3D printed metamaterial chocolates take eating to a whole new level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and materials are transforming all our foods and our eating experiences, and this is just another example of how.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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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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Formula E unveils jet inspired cars and new EV regen braking systems

Formula E unveils jet inspired cars and new EV regen braking systems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many of the innovations in Formula E eventually filter down into commercial cars to improve their range, performance, and sustainability.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Telekinetic and telepathic materials open the door to mental weirdness

Telekinetic and telepathic materials open the door to mental weirdness

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it comes to materials we think of them as static dumb things but that’s changing.   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,...

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Scientists create first of a kind implant that treats pain without the drugs

Scientists create first of a kind implant that treats pain without the drugs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The opioid crisis has shown that drugs have their limits and downsides so what if we could treat pain without them?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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BMW shows off its colour changing car in a vision of the future

BMW shows off its colour changing car in a vision of the future

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Materials are changing, they’re becoming smarter, more capable, and more controllable – and digital – and this is a good example of future applications.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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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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