A hydrogen powered drone just made an epic ocean crossing

A hydrogen powered drone just made an epic ocean crossing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Despite advances drones today are still limited by their range, but new technologies like hydrogen fuel cells are helping overcome those limitations.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Although multi-copter drones are now being used to transport everything...

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Indian surgeon completes world’s first remote robotic human heart surgery

Indian surgeon completes world’s first remote robotic human heart surgery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many areas in the world that have a shortage of skilled surgeons, but tele-robotic operations like this one could solve that.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago I reported several developments in...

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4D Bio-Printing emerges to help scientists print better human organs

4D Bio-Printing emerges to help scientists print better human organs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D Printing human organs has its problems so scientists created a 4D Bio-Printing technology to solve them and pave the way for better printed, on demand, human organs that grow with their hosts.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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World first as astronauts 3D print beef in space

World first as astronauts 3D print beef in space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Getting food into orbit is expensive, and most of the food is dubious anyway, but 3D printing and new technologies are giving us entirely new ways to produce food anywhere and anytime.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Scientists develop the world’s first infinitely recyclable plastic

Scientists develop the world’s first infinitely recyclable plastic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s plastics can’t be recycled forever because of the way they’re made and the way recycling systems today work, but a new breakthrough solves both these issues.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recycling sounds great in principle,...

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World first as Google achieves Quantum Supremacy, but IBM tries to spoil the party

World first as Google achieves Quantum Supremacy, but IBM tries to spoil the party

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Until today the world’s most powerful computer was Summit, a US supercomputer, now all that’s changed and a new era of computing has begun.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Almost exactly two years after Google said it...

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An AI learned to surf and use tools after playing 500 million games of hide and seek

An AI learned to surf and use tools after playing 500 million games of hide and seek

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI researchers applied human evolutionary philosophies to train their AI, and witnessed a breakthrough that saw the AI’s create and use their own tools.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the early days of life on Earth,...

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World’s first vaccine entirely designed by an AI heads to human trials

World’s first vaccine entirely designed by an AI heads to human trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is a lot of hype about using AI to help design and discover new drugs, but we are starting to see results.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers often spend billions of dollars and countless hours developing new...

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Vodafone combines 5G and haptics to let rugby players 100 miles apart tackle each other

Vodafone combines 5G and haptics to let rugby players 100 miles apart tackle each other

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is just one example of how 5G will let us work and play in new ways, and it’s just the beginning.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Vodafone showed off several demos of its new 5G network...

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World first after researchers create an AI made of glass

World first after researchers create an AI made of glass

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our knowledge of neural networks improves it turns out we can give almost everything “intelligence.”   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently, I talked about a team of researchers in the US that had managed to 3D...

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Endel becomes the world’s first music AI to be signed by a major record label

Endel becomes the world’s first music AI to be signed by a major record label

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day AI’s will produce high enough quality music that rivals the music produced by human artists, who will then have to compete against it for record deals.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is slowly...

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New material could generate an infinite amount of energy from the coldness of space

New material could generate an infinite amount of energy from the coldness of space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Earth has an energy shortage, apparently, and now we have yet another way to produce infinite clean energy forever.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. The obvious drawback of solar panels, despite the continuous sound of efficiency records being...

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World first as Chinese scientists use plasma to create tiny sci-fi light sabres

World first as Chinese scientists use plasma to create tiny sci-fi light sabres

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create and control plasma in new science fiction like ways improves so too does our ability to create new sci fi devices.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. The world of science fiction is quickly...

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World’s first batteryless bluetooth sensor harvests energy from the air

World’s first batteryless bluetooth sensor harvests energy from the air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF IOT devices will be crippled if they all need batteries to run, but by harvesting energy from the air we can place sensors anywhere and everywhere.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Semiconductor firm Wiliot has demonstrated the first ever...

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Synthetic lifeforms closer to reality after AI creates world’s first synthetic genome

Synthetic lifeforms closer to reality after AI creates world’s first synthetic genome

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The creation of the world’s first fully synthetic genome by an AI is a major milestone in synthetic biology researchers quest to create the world’s first fully synthetic lifeforms.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Scientists from ETH Zurich...

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Scientists have created a living material that has the three signs of life

Scientists have created a living material that has the three signs of life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We often think of materials as static things, but what if they were alive?   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. The line between man made materials and living organisms is getting more blurred as time goes by, and it...

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World’s first autonomous robot completes its journey inside the human body

World’s first autonomous robot completes its journey inside the human body

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As healthcare and robotics merge, from Robo-Surgeons to Nanobots, we need to find new ways to help them navigate to where they’re needed.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Surgeons have used robots operated by joysticks for more than...

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World’s first book written entirely by an AI is a real thriller

World’s first book written entirely by an AI is a real thriller

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI gets better at creating realistic content, of any form, without human assistance it will have an immeasurable and revolutionary impact on every corner of society and business.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. We all know that...

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Researchers unveil the world’s first programable DNA computer prototype

Researchers unveil the world’s first programable DNA computer prototype

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of computing isn’t silicon, it isn’t even quantum, it’s biological, and it’s coming.   We’ve already turned bacteria into computing and storage devices that we’ve used to re-play videos from, and perform basic calculations, but just like tomorrow’s Biological computers DNA too, it’s...

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Dutch firm unveils the world’s first autonomous self-balancing energy grid for EV’s

Dutch firm unveils the world’s first autonomous self-balancing energy grid for EV’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New powerful technologies are letting us revolutionise how we generate and deliver electricity, and autonomous, self-balancing energy grids are now a thing.   A little while ago I wrote about the US Department of Energy’s plans to create the world’s first autonomous energy grid, but...

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