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9th May 2022

Avatar 2 – teaser trailer

A trailer for the long-awaited sequel to sci-fi epic Avatar has been released online. Avatar: The Way of Water will be in cinemas on 16th December 2022.

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18th April 2022

Elon Musk: A future worth getting excited about

Elon Musk talks to Chris Anderson, head and curator of the TED media organisation, about the challenges facing humanity in the coming decades – and why we should be more optimistic.

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30th March 2022

"INVERSION" by Max Hay

Canadian sci-fi artist Max Hay is back with another futuristic piece.

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22nd March 2022

Moore's Law (2022 update)

These two graphs illustrate the exponential growth in chip transistor counts, from 1971 to the present day, with a future projection until 2100. We have updated them to include data from 2019 to 2022.

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8th February 2022

Telecommunications bit rates 1798-2120

This graph shows the progress in telecommunications bit rates over the last two centuries, and a future extrapolation to the 22nd century.

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3rd December 2021

World's most advanced humanoid robot is revealed

Engineered Arts has provided a sneak preview of its latest robot, called Ameca, which it claims is the most advanced android ever built. The machine will be on display at CES 2022.

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23rd October 2021

NASA's Visions of the Future

NASA has released a new video that imagines future human explorers and space tourists.

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9th August 2021

Supercomputers – future predictions

Future predictions of supercomputing power are presented here. This graph shows how these machines have developed from the early 1990s through to the present day, with a predicted future trend to 2055.

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27th July 2021

Humanoid robot plays basketball at Olympics

A robot has wowed the audience at a basketball match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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8th April 2021

Space art by Mark A. Garlick

The latest artist to be featured in our gallery is Mark A. Garlick, a freelance illustrator, author and computer animator based in Hove, UK.

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28th March 2021

Virtual reality – future trends

The quality of VR headsets has improved exponentially since the 1990s. These graphs illustrate how the rapid improvements are likely to continue in the coming decades, with graphical resolutions practically indistinguishable from real life by 2040.

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19th March 2021

Interview with CEO of Asteroid Mining Corporation

In this recent interview, Mitch Hunter-Scullion talks about the economics, technologies and opportunities of asteroid mining and the future of the space industry over the next 50 years.

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22nd February 2021

NASA reveals video of Perseverance landing

NASA today revealed thrilling footage of its Perseverance rover landing in Mars' Jezero Crater on 18th February 2021.

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14th January 2021

Sci-fi renders by Max Hay

The latest artist to be featured in our gallery is Max Hay from Delta, Canada.

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30th December 2020

Boston Dynamics' robots dance to "Do you love me"

Boston Dynamics, already well known for its cutting-edge robotics technology, has released a new video in which its latest machines can be seen dancing to the classic song "Do You Love Me" by the Contours.

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1st December 2020

Quantum coherence times, 2000-2040

Coherence times in quantum computing have increased by orders of magnitude since the early 2000s. If this exponential progress continues, coherence times measured in seconds or even minutes could be achieved in the near future.

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22nd November 2020

Alien Worlds

Applying the laws of life on Earth to the rest of the galaxy, a new series blends science fact and fiction to imagine alien life on other planets.

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8th November 2020

China – carbon emissions, 1950-2060

China has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2060. This graph shows how it might achieve that long-term goal.

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29th August 2020

Elon Musk reveals new details of Neuralink

In this video, Elon Musk demonstrates a prototype brain–computer interface chip – implanted in a pig – that his company Neuralink has been working on. The device could one day be used by humans to augment their abilities.

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17th July 2020

Flight over Korolev Crater on Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a new video – based on images taken by the orbiting Mars Express – showing the 81 km (51 mile) Korolev crater on Mars.

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9th July 2020

3D-printed Mars habitat, by AI SpaceFactory

AI SpaceFactory, a space architecture and technology design agency, recently won first prize in NASA's competition to build a prototype Mars habitat.

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23rd May 2020

Next-generation graphics revealed on PS5

Epic Games – the developers of Unreal Engine – have demonstrated the graphics rendering platform's next major version, which is due for release in 2021.

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17th May 2020

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

CBS All Access has revealed plans for a new spin-off series of Star Trek, titled Strange New Worlds.

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