Germany Invests in Hydrogen – Skeptics Point to Hindenburg Disaster and Question the Technology

January 6, 2017 – Hydrogen as a transportation fuel has had a checkered past. Its most famous failing occurred when the airship Hindenburg caught fire at Lakehurst, New Jersey ... Continue Reading →

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 →

Urban Spaces Update: SkyCycle Proposed for City of London

January 10, 2014 – A series of old suburban railway corridors covering 220 kilometers (136 miles) may be the place where Londoners will be able to ride bicycles without fighting ... Continue Reading →

Headlines: New Maglev Train Set to be Unveiled in Japan

September 1, 2013 – It will take 95 minutes to go from Tokyo to Nagoya when Japan completes the building of its new maglev train which will operate at speeds of 500 kilometers ... Continue Reading →

Headlines at 21st Century Tech for August 16, 2013

I cannot recall a summer like the one we have had here in Toronto. June was the wettest month I can ever remember until it was followed by one day in July when we got so inundated our ... Continue Reading →
piezoelectric devices for generating renewable energy

Energy Update: Ever Heard of Piezoelectricity? Electricity from Your Feet!

Piezoelectricity is energy produced from pressure. The energy gets generated when an automobile, a truck or a train passes over a surface in which piezoelectric devices are embedded. ... Continue Reading →

Transportation – Part 5: Trains in the 21st Century

Until about six months ago I had a model train set in my basement. We were renovating and I finally parted with my world of miniature locomotives and boxcars. They found a good home ... Continue Reading →

Transportation – Part 1: Where We Will Go and on What in the 21st Century

The 20th century was the age of the internal combustion engine just as the 19th was the age of steam. Humanity went from horse and buggy, sail and balloons to the development of railway ... Continue Reading →