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 →
MAGDRIVE prototype

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 →
Martian helicopeter

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 →

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 →
SpaceX building

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 →

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 →

Boston Issues Action Plan to Combat Rising Sea Levels and CO2

January 20, 2015 – The City of Boston has a plan to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) by 25% by 2025 and 80% by 2050. The plan is called Greenovate Boston and sets sector-specific ... Continue Reading →

Popular Banana Breed is in Danger From Fungus

January 19, 2015 – The Cavendish banana, the successor to the Gros Michel, which succumbed to a fungus, Fusarium oxysporum, also called Panama Wilt Disease, is about to experience ... Continue Reading →