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New Advances Bringing Lithium-Air Batteries Closer to Commercial Application

January 28, 2015 – The promise of electric vehicles (EVs) is very much dependent on improvements to battery technology. Today’s lithium-ion batteries consist of a series ... Continue Reading →
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It’s Official – Commercial U.S. Carriers to Ferry Human Crews to ISS by 2017

January 27, 2015 – NASA has given the green light to both SpaceX and Boeing to replace Soyuz as the principal carrier of human crews to the International Space Station (ISS) by ... Continue Reading →
West Virginia

West Virginia Legislators Bury Heads in Coal in Repealing Renewable 25% Target

January 26, 2015 – While much of the rest of the world sees reductions in the use of coal and other fossil fuel energy sources as critical to a low carbon future, it appears West ... Continue Reading →
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Magnetic Drive Technology Disrupts the Future of Machines

January 26, 2015 – Conventional gears require lubricants and wear out over time. What if we could devise mechanisms where the parts don’t touch so that they never wear out? Well ... Continue Reading →
EU CCS Project

Energy Companies Continue to Opt Out of CCS Projects

January 25, 2015 – Once again the energy companies of the world have found a retreat from carbon to be too painful for their pocket books. The latest is a decision by four European ... Continue Reading →
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Future Rovers on Mars May Be Accompanied by a Robot Helicopter

January 24, 2015 – Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California has a vacuum chamber where the thin Martian atmosphere can be replicated. This is the test bed for a ... Continue Reading →
CCS in sandstone formations

MIT Researchers Question Carbon Sequestration to Reduce CO2

January 23, 2015 – Carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS, is the engineering answer to “having our cake and eating it too!” Those who believe we can reduce CO2, ... Continue Reading →
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More on the Future as Predicted by the Consumer Electronics Show

January 22, 2015 – Jessica Oaks in her last guest posting described an autonomous car as the highlight of the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. ... Continue Reading →
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Two “Tony Starks” Join Forces with Google Investment in Space X

January 21, 2015 – Larry Page and Elon Musk are both billionaires and believers in the benefits of disruptive technology. And both are fascinated with space travel. Yesterday ... Continue Reading →
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Consumer Electronics Show Gives Surprising Glimpse of the Near Future

January 21, 2015 – Happy to welcome back Jessica Oaks as guest blogger here at 21st Century Tech blog. Jessica is a freelance journalist with a passion for technology news. She ... Continue Reading →