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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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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Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef space station gets the green light from NASA

Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef space station gets the green light from NASA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the ISS starts getting retired we need replacements, and those replacements are coming from the private sector.   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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NASA’s Martian autonomous cybersecurity defence test is a resounding success

NASA’s Martian autonomous cybersecurity defence test is a resounding success

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In time most cybersecurity systems will have to be autonomous in order to keep pace with the attacks, and this fully autonomous IOT trial was a resounding success.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with...

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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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NASA and partners team up to create robotic self-assembling space structures

NASA and partners team up to create robotic self-assembling space structures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why should we always make things in their final form, why can’t more products morph, change shape, and change their function? That’s what this project is all about.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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NASA wants to be the first to launch a rocket from another planet by 2026

NASA wants to be the first to launch a rocket from another planet by 2026

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF So far noone has launched a rocket from anywhere other than Earth, and now NASA has plans to be the first to launch from another planet – Mars.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Neumann Space successfully turns space junk into space fuel for satellites

Neumann Space successfully turns space junk into space fuel for satellites

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s plenty of junk in space, and if it can be turned into fuel then it will kill two birds with one stone.   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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Blue Origin and Jeff Bezos announce plans to create the first private space station

Blue Origin and Jeff Bezos announce plans to create the first private space station

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly rich individuals and private companies are taking on the roles that only governments used to be able to fund and afford.   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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Architects unveil plans for Dubai’s Mars Science City and colonies on Mars

Architects unveil plans for Dubai’s Mars Science City and colonies on Mars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The first Martians are going to need somewhere to live that can protect them from Mars’ environment and the designs are pouring in.   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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These inflatable houses could be home to future Martians

These inflatable houses could be home to future Martians

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space agencies are eyeing up colonies on Mars – and they’re going to need awesome habitats.   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. So far I’ve...

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BIG and Icon 3D print Martian Vanacular habitat as NASA eyes Mars ambitions

BIG and Icon 3D print Martian Vanacular habitat as NASA eyes Mars ambitions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The technologies we will use on other planets to construct buildings are also disrupting the traditional Earth bound construction industry. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hot on the heels of designing 3D...

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USAF pumps $60m into Quarterhorse their future 4,000mph autonomous aircraft

USAF pumps $60m into Quarterhorse their future 4,000mph autonomous aircraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future aircraft are fast, and autonomous, and also fast… really fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Future aircraft will be fast – very fast – and some of them...

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Engineers finalise the design for a data center on the Moon

Engineers finalise the design for a data center on the Moon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With all this talk of colonising the Moon, and Mars, we’re going to need technology to support the colonists  – and a data center.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far...

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Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will travel to the ISS in December

Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will travel to the ISS in December

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space is the new billionaires playground – and they’re starting to head there in droves.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Just six months after NASA announced it wants to turn the...

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NASA experiments with self-healing robots made from ice for deep space exploration

NASA experiments with self-healing robots made from ice for deep space exploration

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are no spare parts in the deep universe to repair broken robots with, but there’s plenty of ice …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “It was right around dawn on...

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NASA’s Perseverance rover makes oxygen on Mars in historic first

NASA’s Perseverance rover makes oxygen on Mars in historic first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to produce oxygen on Mars opens the door to Mars based colonies and rocket re-fuelling stations.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. An increasing number of billionaires and multi-national organisations...

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NASA students show off the world’s first 3D printed rocket pad

NASA students show off the world’s first 3D printed rocket pad

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is going to make colonising space much much easier, so companies and students everywhere are now trying to perfect the designs, processes, and technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Scientists created a mini Aladdins Flying Carpet using nothing but light

Scientists created a mini Aladdins Flying Carpet using nothing but light

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human ingenuity knows no bounds and the world’s mini “flying carpet” is proof of that.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the past year we’ve seen dramatic improvements in the development...

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