Researchers turned fungi into computers in new breakthrough

Researchers turned fungi into computers in new breakthrough

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEFF Computing functions are more common in nature than people think – which is why the future of computing is biological …   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 future there will...

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Humans suck at saving the planet so AI is coming to the rescue

Humans suck at saving the planet so AI is coming to the rescue

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The United Nations has 17 Sustainable Development Goals, global problems that need global solutions, but so far progress has been slow so a new approach is needed.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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New materials you’ve never heard are cleaning up air conditioning

New materials you’ve never heard are cleaning up air conditioning

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Around 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions come from heating and air conditioning systems, these new materials take a huge chunk out of that figure.   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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Strawberry picking robot that out performs human pickers heads to the fields

Strawberry picking robot that out performs human pickers heads to the fields

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dramatic improvements in AI, machine vision, robotics, and sensors, mean robots are finally matching humans in many tasks.   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 few years agricultural robots have...

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Spanish police recruit drones to help keep people indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic

Spanish police recruit drones to help keep people indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During the current pandemic the police are stretched, and many are falling ill, so increasingly technology is on the front line.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the Covid-19 pandemic ravages the world almost every form of...

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Brain implant helps a blind woman regain her sight and play computer games

Brain implant helps a blind woman regain her sight and play computer games

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our knowledge of the human brain improves in the future we might not need eyes to see, as well as having new ways to “cure” blindness.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Historically if you were blind...

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Future musicians could be trained by AI

Future musicians could be trained by AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Advances in AI technology mean we have a variety of new ways to educate and train children, all of which could help them learn more, faster.   There’s a lot of technology emerging in the education sector that’s designed to help us learn faster and...

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MIT researchers have turned WiFi signals into electricity

MIT researchers have turned WiFi signals into electricity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Wireless charging is becoming more popular, which is why we’re seeing breakthrough after breakthrough in the space, and new innovations.   Noone likes having to shove a battery into things or plug everything they own into an electrical plug socket, whether it’s your phone, your...

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World first as scientists use tractor beams to make objects dance

World first as scientists use tractor beams to make objects dance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly the things we think of as science fact are becoming reality, but tractor beams also have more practical applications, such as transforming healthcare and manufacturing.   In addition to creating tractor beams like the ones straight out of Star Trek researchers have also been making more...

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Scientists observe epigenetic memories being passed down 14 generations

Scientists observe epigenetic memories being passed down 14 generations

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The evidence that events experienced by our ancestors is passed down from them to us through our genes is mounting.   The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations, but increasingly, as I’ve discussed before, it’s...

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Scientists have created the world’s first wormhole in a lab

Scientists have created the world’s first wormhole in a lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Wormholes that transfer electromagnetic signals, energy and other “stuff” via an unknown dimension are the stuff of science fiction, but they also have practical applications in healthcare, apparently.   Sci-fi fans around the world have long been waiting for the news that we can, finally...

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Scientists have 3D printed functioning artificial human skin

Scientists have 3D printed functioning artificial human skin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to print artificial human skin, on demand will change the lives of burns victims and reduce the need for animal testing.   A few months after Stanford University announced it had created the world’s first artificial skin substitute, now researchers in Spain have...

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Scientists win €3 million in funding to 3D print a living human brain

Scientists win €3 million in funding to 3D print a living human brain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The brain is, arguably, one of the last great mysteries left for mankind to unravel but doing so needs a combination of approaches, ranging from computer simulations to direct manipulation and observation.   The Meso-Brain consortium, which is run out of Aston University in the UK, has...

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