New materials are characterised by unique and exceptional properties. They are manufactured using, in particular, nanotechnologies and synthetic biology. More hard-wearing, lighter, more conductive; changing form, colour, and properties, according to a specific stimulus, these materials open the door to new products and more innovative applications.
Manufacturing and Materials
08.A Synthetic Biology
Artificially grow human body parts for use for transplants to heal injured people or to upgrade humans.
Synthetic, home grown, repair
08.B Instant Antidote
Develop antidotes/neutralizing agents for certain Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear contamination on the fly.
Instant, anti-toxin, neutralize
08.C Backyard CRISPR
Create biological pathogens from materials and knowledge available at low cost and to everyone.
CRISPR, hobbyist, DNA hacker
08.D Smartlite Armour
Wear lightweight body armour/clothes that are extremely flexible, but resistant to bullets or directed energy fire.
Responsive, thin, strong
08.E Military Printables
Print out hand held weapons or parts of military grade systems that are operational, yet can’t be detected by weapons scanning devices due to their material properties.
3D printing, home use, covert
08.F Temporary Shelters
Build large shelters from extremely resilient extremely lightweight material that holds its structure once set in place, but remembers how it was packed and self-packs in minutes.
Lightweight, cheap, rapid
08.G Non-diffractive ammo
Fire bullets/projectiles that don’t ricochet if they bounce off hard surface (suitable for underground, cities or inside buildings).
Bullets, indoor, underground
08.H Textured Explosives
Embed hidden explosives in structures and systems (available to individuals).
Improvised explosives, hidden
08.I Spider climbing
Climb walls or windows with sticky material applied to hands and knees/feet.
Climber, sticky, superhuman
Adapted from the original 2018 version by Quentin Ladetto, Gabriele Rizzo, Jacqueline Eaton
Source of the images:
08.A; 08.B; 08.C; 08.D; 08.E; 08.F; 08.G; 08.H; 08.I