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3D Printing Materials Advancements Point to a Revolution in Manufacturing

January 5, 2016 – The world of 3D printing has been moving from hobbyist, one-off production using plastics and resins as “inks” to industrial materials. NASA and ... Continue Reading →

Headlines: U.S. Navy to Test Electromagnetic Railgun

April 8, 2014 – Yesterday the American navy announced it plans to install an EM weapon on one of its ships in 2016. EM stands for electromagnetic. These weapons accelerate and ... Continue Reading →

Transportation Update: Latest Scramjet Test Deemed a Success

It lasted a mere five minutes, but the X-51A Waverider Scramjet last test flight on May 1st reached speeds of Mach 5.1 before crashing into the Pacific Ocean. Scramjets are seen by ... Continue Reading →
Military Transportation Future Concepts

Technology and War – Part 3: War’s Impact on Transportation Technology

During the American Civil War in the mid-19th century, often classified as the first modern war, we witnessed the northern armies use of railroads and warships to provide logistical ... Continue Reading →
new oil filter technology for environmental clean up

Headlines at 21st Century Tech for September 7, 2012

Welcome to this week’s 21st Century Technology headlines. Each week I select a few interesting stories about technological innovation that can help us tackle the problems we face ... 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 →
Vegetarians cover your eyes. This little fellow, named Peng Peng, is a cloned sheep containing "good fat," the kind that is polyunsaturated. He was born on March 26, 2012 and is healthy.    Source: BGI Ark Biotechnology Co. Ltd.

Headlines at 21st Century Tech for June 8, 2012

Agriculture Update: Genetically Modified Sheep Produce the Right Fat That is if you are convinced by the recent announcement from researchers in China who have been working with sheep ... Continue Reading →
Mated Rocekt-Driven and Hyperspace Space Planes a Mid-21st Century Vision

Transportation – Part 7: Airplanes – What We Can Expect to See in the 21st Century

Like the automobile, the airplane is an icon of the 20th century. It began with the Wright Brothers and their successful launch of the ” Flyer” in 1903, and by the end of ... Continue Reading →