New 3D printing technique helps researchers create better shape shifting materials

New 3D printing technique helps researchers create better shape shifting materials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are numerous occasions where a shape shifting material, or a reactive material, would be useful and now we have an easier way to create them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Even without a brain or a...

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Audi spin out Holoride unveils its amazing in car VR experience

Audi spin out Holoride unveils its amazing in car VR experience

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As cars eventually die, and autonomous vehicles become pods on wheels, we’ll need to find new ways to entertain ourselves and the kids.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As car companies, like Audi and Toyota, among others,...

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Looking Glass unveil their stunning new 8K holographic display

Looking Glass unveil their stunning new 8K holographic display

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Volumetric displays are attempting to give users a VR-like experience but without the glasses, and they’re getting better.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The first thing you need to note when writing about Looking Glass, that I...

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US Army explores the use of shape shifting robots for 2040

US Army explores the use of shape shifting robots for 2040

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is transforming warfare, and the US military believes autonomous swarms of shape shifting robots could give them a significant advantage in battle.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I discussed how swarms of robots were able...

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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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World leaders can rest easy for now after researchers find new ways to reveal DeepFakes

World leaders can rest easy for now after researchers find new ways to reveal DeepFakes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are now locked in a war as nefarious actors find new ways to weaponsise deepfakes and fake news, and defenders try to figure out how to discover and flag it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. An...

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IBM’s floating space robot just got an emotional upgrade

IBM’s floating space robot just got an emotional upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As software improves and AI gets better one big advantage that robots have over humans still is that they can get upgrades and CIMON just got an EQ upgrade.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. How many times...

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MIT researchers can now use lasers to look at your insides from a distance

MIT researchers can now use lasers to look at your insides from a distance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF On the one hand a technology like this can replace ultrasound one day, but on the other there are likely to be serious privacy implications.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Ultrasound has seen a number of improvements...

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Baltimore becomes the first US city to be watched from the air 24/7

Baltimore becomes the first US city to be watched from the air 24/7

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As airborne platforms, from aircraft to drones, and as machine vision and optic technologies improve, our ability to monitor cities and people from the air in real time will improve dramatically.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A...

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Harvard invents self-healing rubber to nail your tyre’s puncture problems

Harvard invents self-healing rubber to nail your tyre’s puncture problems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While this is one example of how self-healing materials will be useful there are millions more use cases.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If the world is free of flat tires a couple decades from now, you...

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BigRep unveil the world’s first fully 3D printed electric car

BigRep unveil the world’s first fully 3D printed electric car

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s only a matter of time before we can 3D print an entire car, no matter how complex it is, in one run complete with embedded electronics, power, and sensors.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One day...

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Scientists have managed to clone photons using quantum dots

Scientists have managed to clone photons using quantum dots

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to clone photons opens up new possibilities when it comes to quantum computing and quantum internet, but could also help hackers hack these systems.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the global quest to develop...

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New 3D printed liquid “lab on a chip” paves the way for liquid electronics

New 3D printed liquid “lab on a chip” paves the way for liquid electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is still relatively nascent but as researchers invent new tools and techniques one breakthrough can revolutionise thousands of fields.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the US have...

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A DNA computer just calculated the square root of 900

A DNA computer just calculated the square root of 900

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of computing is biological, every other form of computing platform from quantum to neuromorphic, will just be transitory.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. There have been a number of developments in making the first DNA...

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Scientists have created artificial memories in mice for the first time

Scientists have created artificial memories in mice for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As your understanding of the brain and neuroscience improves memory is increasingly looking as editable as a Microsoft Word document.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past number of years I’ve reported on a wide variety...

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AI gets busy helping human scientists create the world’s first spray on solar panels

AI gets busy helping human scientists create the world’s first spray on solar panels

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trying to find the right formulations to create new materials is a long and arduous process, so scientists are turning to AI to help them speed the process up.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we see...

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Universal translators edge closer after Google Assistant gets “Interpreter Mode”

Universal translators edge closer after Google Assistant gets “Interpreter Mode”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of society’s greatest challenges is the ability to simply talk with one another, but universal translators are getting closer to solving that issue.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) gets increasingly skilled in translating...

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NASA revives plans to build huge solar power plants in space

NASA revives plans to build huge solar power plants in space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Alot of the Sun’s energy is lost as the sun’s rays travel through the Earth’s atmosphere, so countries are now advancing plans to build solar power plants in orbit.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Fifty years ago...

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Google Stadia’s AI lets game developers instantly change the style of their games

Google Stadia’s AI lets game developers instantly change the style of their games

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until now if a games developer wanted to change the look and style of a game they’d have to crack open its code, but now they can just apply a style in real time without having to.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download...

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A Google intern built a shockingly good synthetic image generator

A Google intern built a shockingly good synthetic image generator

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers are trying to create a new form of AI, or Creative Machines, that can generate their own content from scratch, and the systems are improving all the time.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For years, artists...

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