Animal shaped morphing robots can deliver cancer drugs precisely where they’re needed

Animal shaped morphing robots can deliver cancer drugs precisely where they’re needed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cancer is notoriously hard to target and kill, and often the drugs used to treat it simply flood peoples bodies and create awful side effects. Targeted drugs are not only better but they’re more effective and safer too.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our...

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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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Teeth cleaning nanobots are here to make your teeth feel awesome

Teeth cleaning nanobots are here to make your teeth feel awesome

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Believe it or not there are some things that only nanobots are great at, and cleaning the inside of your teeth happens to be one of them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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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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Researchers made the world’s smallest antenna out of DNA

Researchers made the world’s smallest antenna out of DNA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day everything will be connected – even your cells and this is the tech that could do it …!   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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Amazing new grain sized nanocamera snaps amazing hi def images

Amazing new grain sized nanocamera snaps amazing hi def images

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everything gets smaller and better, and camera systems are no exception which opens up all manner of new use cases and applications for them.   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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This new nanochip re-programs human cells and tissue to cure disease

This new nanochip re-programs human cells and tissue to cure disease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are some examples, such as internal injuries and heart attacks, where it would be great to be able to turn one kind of cell into another kind of cell on demand, now we can.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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GE teams up with NIH to put a COVID-19 sensor in your smartphone

GE teams up with NIH to put a COVID-19 sensor in your smartphone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF How many times during the pandemic did you wonder if you’d been in contact with “the virus” – this could tell you in the future.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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A new ultra thin film turns your ordinary glasses into night vision goggles

A new ultra thin film turns your ordinary glasses into night vision goggles

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New materials let us do new amazing things, and this is just one simple 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 we’ve seen a number of different breakthroughs in developing night...

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Futuristic Spinach can send you emails about climate change, life, and stuff

Futuristic Spinach can send you emails about climate change, life, and stuff

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plants are getting more super powers than ever before and it’s all thanks to new tech and weird scientists …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past couple of years...

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Promising single shot nano-vaccine could immunise everyone against all Coronaviruses

Promising single shot nano-vaccine could immunise everyone against all Coronaviruses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we have multiple vaccines for multiple diseases, but what if one vaccine could protect you against everything?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The SARS-CoV-2 virus behind the current COVID-19 pandemic...

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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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A DNA motor to power future nanomachines just set a world speed record

A DNA motor to power future nanomachines just set a world speed record

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to do things at the nanoscale, such as create molecular assemblers, means we need to be able to move things at the nanoscale.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today we’re building lots of nanoscale...

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Re-igniting Moore’s Law, MIT’s radical Carbon Nanotube computer leaps from lab to factory

Re-igniting Moore’s Law, MIT’s radical Carbon Nanotube computer leaps from lab to factory

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Moore’s Law is tapping out, and that’s a big problem for the future of computing, but this latest breakthrough could kick start it again.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago I reported how MIT...

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Researchers unveil the world’s smallest motor to power nanobots and nanomachines

Researchers unveil the world’s smallest motor to power nanobots and nanomachines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create nanoscale bots and machines gets better we will need ways to make them move.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today we’re building lots of tiny tiny things, like cancer killing nanobots, bio-hybrid...

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Scientists have visualised stress in plants for the first time

Scientists have visualised stress in plants for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As these sensors become more powerful one day we’ll be able to visualise the stress crops are under at scale and intervene to save them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today, thanks in part to climate change,...

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MIT invents a cryptographic “Tag of Everything” to defeat counterfeiters

MIT invents a cryptographic “Tag of Everything” to defeat counterfeiters

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As it gets easier to produce products of every kind, from parts for nuclear submarines to medicines, we need a way to guarantee the authenticity of our products.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently a team in...

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Stanford researchers built a particle accelerator on a computer chip

Stanford researchers built a particle accelerator on a computer chip

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Particle accelerators are useful for all kinds of things, from finding new particles to helping build better semiconductors, and now we have a way to miniaturise them and put them on a chip.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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MIT invented a computer circuit that works by using magnetism not electricity

MIT invented a computer circuit that works by using magnetism not electricity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Computer circuits that don’t use electricity or generate heat will help us create a wide range of new computers and devices.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at MIT in the US have developed the first in...

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Scientists created a blueprint for a Quantum Battery that never looses its charge

Scientists created a blueprint for a Quantum Battery that never looses its charge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create machines and products at the nanoscale improves, we need new ways to power them and this is one of them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. There’s been a huge flurry of innovation...

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