Ingenious new fabric cools you down and warms you up

Ingenious new fabric cools you down and warms you up

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We adapt to the weather by changing our clothes, but in the future our clothes will be able to adapt to the weather.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Recently I wrote about a new type of 3D printed fabric...

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Researchers create the world’s first photonic circuit for quantum computers

Researchers create the world’s first photonic circuit for quantum computers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Achieving quantum entanglement in quantum computers is difficult because photons move at such high speeds, but this problem has now been solved, moving the technology closer to reality.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. The foundational element of Quantum...

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Google secretly spent $10million on a 4 year Cold Fusion experiment

Google secretly spent $10million on a 4 year Cold Fusion experiment

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cold Fusion is thought to be impossible, but if it isn’t it would change the world, so Google went to try and discover it.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. The journal Nature last week revealed the results of a 4-year, $10...

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Scientists discovered a way to read information directly from black holes

Scientists discovered a way to read information directly from black holes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The physics behind Quantum Mechanics mean scientists have discovered a way to read information directly from within blackholes, which is just awesome.   Black holes are gravitational monsters, squeezing gas and dust down to a microscopic point like great cosmic trash compactors, and they’re getting...

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Scientists produce smart windows that generate their own electricity

Scientists produce smart windows that generate their own electricity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The use of glass is increasing around the world and scientists are trying to find new ways to enhance its properties.   Recently we saw new research that lets windows turn into mirrors at the flick of a switch, and now researchers from the Institute...

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Rigetti combines Quantum computing with Machine Learning to boost AI

Rigetti combines Quantum computing with Machine Learning to boost AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tomorrow’s ultra powerful Quantum Computers could revolutionise the direction and development of future AI’s, and companies are making some interesting breakthroughs.   While many of Quantum computing’s practical applications remain largely unknown, with, arguably, only our imagination being the limit of what we can do...

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Scientists work out that time travel is ‘mathematically possible’

Scientists work out that time travel is ‘mathematically possible’

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Science fiction has a habit of very often becoming science fact and proving that something is mathematically possible is often the start of a journey of discovery and invention   As a futurist, or, yes, okay, an emerging technology nerd, I often find that people...

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Healthcare breakthrough turns bacteria into cyborgs and drug factories

Healthcare breakthrough turns bacteria into cyborgs and drug factories

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When bad bacteria multiply people get sick, but now scientists are getting closer to being able to just “switch” them off and it could lead to a healthcare revolution.   For some time now many experts have believed that one of the ways we can,...

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World first as two quantum computers go head to head

World first as two quantum computers go head to head

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until recently it hasn’t been possible to directly compare the performance of two or more quantum computing systems, but that barriers just been smashed.   Scientists recently published the world’s first open source blueprint for a quantum computing device, and sure enough, no sooner...

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Mining the Moon, Moon Express sets 2017 launch date

Mining the Moon, Moon Express sets 2017 launch date

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Moon contains trillions of dollars worth of minerals and rare earth metals but mining and transporting them has been technically and commercially challenging, but over the next few decades that could change.   Earlier this year Moon Express, a private venture, founded by billionaire...

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US Government unveils CAUSE, a program to predict cyber attacks before they happen

US Government unveils CAUSE, a program to predict cyber attacks before they happen

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The security industry faces a paradigm shift as the US Government moves to predict cyber attacks before they happen.   The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the sister organisation to DARPA, the Pentagons bleeding edge military research and development organisation, which invests in high-risk, high-payoff...

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Scientists have built the worlds first re-programmable Quantum computer

Scientists have built the worlds first re-programmable Quantum computer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to re-program quantum computers, in the same way we can re-program today’s computers will mean companies don’t have to spent huge amounts of money developing special quantum algorithms.   Scientists have created the first programmable and reprogrammable quantum computer, according to a new...

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