Powerhive microgrid

Powerhive – A Company on a Mission to Bring Electricity to 1.3 Billion Who Don’t Have It

May 26, 2015 – If Powerhive has anything to say about it the next decade will see all of sub-Saharan Africa and underdeveloped areas of South Asia fully lit using renewable energy ... Continue Reading →
Asteroid mining

U.S. Congress to Vet Bill Covering Asteroid Mining and Property Rights

July 11, 2014 – When Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries, two private initiatives hoping to mine asteroids, finally arrive at their first celestial destination they ... Continue Reading →

Headlines: Witness a Fool’s Errand – Canada’s Claim to the North Pole Seabed

December 13, 2013 – It seems appropriate to talk about Canada’s revised Arctic claims on a Friday the 13th of December in the year 2013. The only thing that would make it ... Continue Reading →
Planetary Resources logo

Space Update: Planetary Resources Invites You to Hang Out with the Asteroid Miners

For those of you so inclined on Wednesday, April 24th at 11 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time (2 p.m. Eastern), Planetary Resources is celebrating its one year anniversary since announcing ... Continue Reading →
Solar Ship2

Transportation Update: Going Where No Airplane Can Go – A New Hybrid Air Vehicle

Solar Ship, a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based company, my home town, has built a one-of-a-kind, helium-filled, delta-shaped. solar-powered, heavier-than-air, airship. It has properties ... Continue Reading →
Arctic future

Headlines at 21st Century Tech for September 21, 2012

Today is the traditional start of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere so it seems fitting that headlines this week focus on stories about climate trends and forecasts. As always I encourage ... Continue Reading →
China has an ambitious program planned for underwater resource extraction using giant submersibles. A full-sized station is planned for 2030.   Source:  Subsea World News

Headlines at 21st Century Technology for July 13, 2012

Welcome to this week’s 21st Century Technology headlines. Each week we select a few interesting stories about technological advancements that more often help than hurt as humanity ... Continue Reading →

Mastering Space Beyond Near-Earth – Part 1: How We Got Started – The Soviet Story

How do you tackle the subject of space, a significant contributor to our technological progress in the 20th and 21st century? In my previous blogs on space I have described the development ... Continue Reading →

Mining – Part 1: Exploring for the Mother Lode in the 21st Century

Every cellphone uses 42 different minerals in the manufacturing process. This includes bauxite, beryllium, copper, gold, iron, limestone, silica, silver, talc, wollastonite and many ... Continue Reading →