Stealth startup shows off EV batteries that charge in under a minute

Stealth startup shows off EV batteries that charge in under a minute

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Electric vehicles can takes ages to charge – but solutions are on their way …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A Lithium Ion (LiON) electric vehicle battery that you can charge...

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Scientists used CRISPR to create a superbug resistant to all viruses on Earth, again

Scientists used CRISPR to create a superbug resistant to all viruses on Earth, again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the second time we’ve created a superbug, and it shows how powerful gene editing technology can be.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Do you remember the time I talked...

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IQ tests can’t measure it but Cognitive Flexibility is key to learning and creativity

IQ tests can’t measure it but Cognitive Flexibility is key to learning and creativity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our future will be vastly different from today’s reality so students will need all the help they can get to make the most of it.   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...

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Green Bitcoin alternative Chia causes global hard drive shortages

Green Bitcoin alternative Chia causes global hard drive shortages

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bitcoin’s energy consumption is huge, rivalling most nations, and its unsustainable so people are trying to create “green” alternatives.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that run on...

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500 hackers spent three months trying to hack a radical new computer chip and failed

500 hackers spent three months trying to hack a radical new computer chip and failed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cyber attacks will only get bigger and bolder and today’s technologies can’t stop them. The MORPHEUS computer chip is a radical new solution that so far hasn’t been hacked.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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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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Quadruple stranded DNA seen in human cells for the first time

Quadruple stranded DNA seen in human cells for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All of life was created using just two strands of DNA with 4 nucleotides, so what could we achieve with four stranded DNA that has 8 nucleotides?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote,...

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New Membrane on a Chip tech accelerates COVID-19 vaccine screening

New Membrane on a Chip tech accelerates COVID-19 vaccine screening

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human-on-a-Chip technologies could dramatically accelerate drug testing and get vital drugs into the market faster to save lives.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When it comes to testing the efficacy of untested drugs to see whether or not...

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Researchers hail 3D printed supercharged “bionic coral” breakthrough

Researchers hail 3D printed supercharged “bionic coral” breakthrough

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Corals today are under threat from climate change and warming acidic oceans, and if they can’t recover naturally they may need a helping hand.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The mass die off of coral reefs is...

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Google DeepMind’s AI helps researchers translate ancient languages

Google DeepMind’s AI helps researchers translate ancient languages

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While AI is being used to help translate modern day languages from one to another, it’s now getting to the point where we can see true universal translators emerging.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is...

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IBM’s Project Debater AI barely convinces Cambridge University audience that “AI is good”

IBM’s Project Debater AI barely convinces Cambridge University audience that “AI is good”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF An AI debating whether AI is “good or bad” with people sounds like a good marketing ploy, but it has real world implications for human decision making.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. IBM have just announced that...

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Revolutionary AI chip that replaces GPU’s hailed as the “future” by ARM’s founder

Revolutionary AI chip that replaces GPU’s hailed as the “future” by ARM’s founder

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future will be powered by AI and Machine Learning, and it could also be powered by a new type of chip, an “Intelligence Processing Unit,” which is the next evolutionary step after the GPU.   What comes after the CPU and the GPU? The...

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Breakthrough genetic treatment slows the progression of Huntingdons Disease

Breakthrough genetic treatment slows the progression of Huntingdons Disease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Huntingdons Disease is a debilitating condition that slowly kills a patients brain cells and there is no cure for it, now though a new treatment slows down its progression, and one day it might halt it altogether.   This week people suffering from Huntington’s Disease...

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Darktrace’s new AI automatically stops cyber attacks

Darktrace’s new AI automatically stops cyber attacks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s are increasingly being deployed to expose and eliminate cyber security threats and now fully autonomous cyber security platforms, that take humans out of the loop, are becoming a reality.   With the number of cyber attacks rising exponentially and with many organisations now reporting...

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Microsoft’s AI has learnt how to write it’s own code and create its own programs

Microsoft’s AI has learnt how to write it’s own code and create its own programs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF An AI that can code and build new computer programs from scratch could change the world, give rise to a whole new generation of entrepreneurs. And put a lot of people out of jobs…   For many of us the digital world’s an alien place....

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NASA just discovered seven Earth like planets

NASA just discovered seven Earth like planets

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The more Earth like planets we discover the more new homes we find for humanity when we finally become an interstellar species   Not just one, but seven Earth sized planets that could potentially harbour life have been identified orbiting a tiny star not too far...

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Scientists have developed the world’s first working artificial womb

Scientists have developed the world’s first working artificial womb

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In an age when we can create motherless and fatherless embryos, and where artificial humans are on the horizon, one day artificial wombs could be commonplace.   In what’s considered a landmark experiment, researchers in the US and the UK have managed grow human embryos to 14...

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In a world first scientists have reversed ageing in mice

In a world first scientists have reversed ageing in mice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more scientists treat age as a disease, not as an inevitability, we are discovering more ways to turn back the biological clock, one day these treatments might be applied to humans.   Scientists in America have used cellular reprogramming to reverse the ageing process...

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Uber pulls the covers off of its new AI lab

Uber pulls the covers off of its new AI lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the capability of new artificial intelligence systems improve more organisations are leveraging AI products and tools to help them maintain and extend their competitive edge   Uber have announced that they’ve launched an artificial intelligence (AI) lab and acquired Geometric Intelligence, an AI startup,...

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Scientists discover a way to delete fears from the brain

Scientists discover a way to delete fears from the brain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers are slowly unravelling the mysteries of the brain and how memories are formed, as we edge nearer to being able to delete memories from peoples minds we also get closer to knowing how to implant artificial memories too.   All of us have fears....

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