Future wearables will be powered by your skin

Future wearables will be powered by your skin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day batteries will go away as new materials help us harness energy in more natural and more convenient 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. Energy is all around us. And...

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Energy scavenging nano tech generates energy from everything

Energy scavenging nano tech generates energy from everything

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We have an abundance of energy, and now we have the tech to tap into it – no matter where it is.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Imagine a mobile phone...

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Researchers have found a way to turn humans into batteries

Researchers have found a way to turn humans into batteries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day nanobots and other types of electrical and robotic devices might be embedded into humans, so scientists are looking for new ways to power them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Everything we build in the future,...

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A new artificial human skin gives people spiderman like superpowers

A new artificial human skin gives people spiderman like superpowers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As sensors and flexible electronics start to combine it opens up new amazing possibilities.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Toronto have developed artificial skin that gives its wearer, whether they’re robots...

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Researchers use electricity to heal wounds 500 percent faster

Researchers use electricity to heal wounds 500 percent faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to heal wounds faster is something that everyone should appreciate.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More and connect with Matthew. Anyone who’s ever been injured will know that healing and the needed recovery time can be a major pain. And...

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First of a kind material lets solar panels generate electricity from snow

First of a kind material lets solar panels generate electricity from snow

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our knowledge of materials and how they behave improves we can generate electricity from almost anything.   Scientists have announced that they’ve developed a first of its kind material that generates electricity from nothing other than, wait for it… snow. Based upon the principles...

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Batteries are passé as researchers use ambient sound to charge smartphones

Batteries are passé as researchers use ambient sound to charge smartphones

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to use sound to charge our gadgets is a revolutionary idea, and it’s made possible thanks to advances in Nanomanufacturing.   This could be the greatest power discovery for mobiles, ever. Apparently. So say researchers at Queen Mary University London (QMUL) in the...

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Scientists push the boundaries of nanotech to build the world’s smallest house

Scientists push the boundaries of nanotech to build the world’s smallest house

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to create increasingly small nanoscale structures will help us create more advanced nanobots and nanomachines in the future.   Recently we’ve seen a spate of new ways to build houses, whether they’re 3D printed, or built using autonomous drones, robots and vehicles, but...

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Nanogenerator breakthrough generates electricity from the blood in your veins

Nanogenerator breakthrough generates electricity from the blood in your veins

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As researchers continue to develop micro-machines and implanted medical devices that live within our bodies we might need to find new ways to power them.   Humanity has been generating electricity from flowing water for millennia using everything from watermills to huge hydro-electric dams, but...

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