Electric Vehicles are No Longer on the Margin of the Automobile Industry

July 7, 2017 – Yesterday a report published by Bloomberg reflected what is becoming more apparent each day. The electric vehicle (EV) is the future of the automobile industry. ... Continue Reading →

Mission 2020 – A Three-Year Project to Tackle CO2 and Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 30, 2017 – Look at the map that appears immediately below this first paragraph. It is an image of the United States that shows county-level economic impacts from emissions ... Continue Reading →

Solar Cells Getting a Makeover with Nanotechnology

June 28, 2017 – Companies like Nanosolar, a San Jose, California-based company, Global Photonic Energy, Bloo Solar, EnSol and Solarmer Energy, along with a number of technical ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: You Thought Orcas were Killer Whales, but This ORCA Cleans Up Oil Spills and Ocean Plastic

June 23, 2017 – ORCA stands for Oil Response Cleaning Apparatus. It is described as a virtually clog-proof marine clean-up machine by its inventor, Riz Khan. Khan developed it ... Continue Reading →

How the Robot Revolution Is Changing the Workplace and Creating New Jobs and Career Paths

May 31, 2017 – Roy Rasmussen, has been a guest contributor to 21st Century Tech Blog on five previous occasions. He is a coauthor of Publishing for Publicity, a freelance copywriter, ... Continue Reading →

Litigating Against Those Who Contribute to Climate Change and Pollute the Commons

May 24, 2017 – In downtown Boston sits a park known as the Boston Common. Established in 1634, it was set aside for common use for the citizens of Boston. Sold to the city by ... Continue Reading →

High Rise Buildings Could Become Permanent Carbon Sinks If We Build Them Using Wood

May 21, 2017 – In the town of Prince George, British Columbia, an 8-storey, 30-meter tall building stands out from its neighbours. Why? Because it is constructed almost entirely ... Continue Reading →

Erasable 3D-Printer Ink Has Many Potential Applications

May 4, 2017 – Why would you want to 3D print with an erasable ink? Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, have developed a photo resistant, chemical-reactive ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Zinc-based Battery May be the Breakthrough to Make Electric Vehicles Ubiquitous

April 30, 2017 – Range anxiety, recharge infrastructure. recharge time, and battery volume and weight are among the issues that continue to make electric vehicles (EVs) less attractive ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: IBM Melds Watson AI to a General Purpose Factory Robot

April 23, 2017 – IBM is pursuing creating general purpose robots that interact with humans in factory settings using their artificial intelligence (AI) Watson technology. Munich, ... Continue Reading →