Siberian methane permafrost hole

News About a Methane Bomb on the 69th Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bomb

August 6, 2014 – The Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber, dropped a uranium-fueled bomb on Hiroshima on this date 69 years ago. The last crew member of that fateful mission, Theodore Van ... Continue Reading →
Siding Spring Hubble image

October Rendezvous of Comet with Mars Has NASA Assets on Alert

August 5, 2014 – October 19th is the date when Comet Siding Spring makes its Mars flyby. The distance will be 132,000 kilometers (82,000 miles) from the planet’s surface. ... Continue Reading →

A Spacecraft Called Rosetta Meets a Comet Named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

August 4, 2014 – It has taken 10 years and a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles) for the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft to achieve rendezvous ... Continue Reading →
Arctic Ocean waves

Arctic Ocean Making Waves and So is the IMF About Climate Change

August 3, 2014 – Two stories this week on climate change caught my eye. The first was a report on ocean waves in the Arctic. When you think of the Arctic Ocean you think of an ... Continue Reading →
Deepwater Horizon spill

Oil Spills, Oil Sands, Dispersants and Magnets – The Latest from the Fossil Fuel World

August 2, 2014 – Fossil fuels have been so convenient as an energy source for us for more than a century. Less messy than coal, able to be distributed through pipelines from the ... Continue Reading →
APS home-solar-panels

Solar Stories Tell Different Tales

August 1, 2014 – The Dog Days of summer have arrived here in Toronto and still with more than 14 hours in which the Sun is above the horizon I thought a few solar stories making ... Continue Reading →

Interesting Biomedical Advances Announced in the Past Ten Days

July 31, 2014 – A universal blood test to rule out or confirm cancer in patients has been developed by British researchers. A vaccine to prevent malaria, developed by GlaxoSmithKline ... Continue Reading →

A New Look for 21st Century Tech Blog and a Renewed Purpose

July 31, 2014 – If you have visited the home page of 21st Century Tech blog in the last week you will have noted a new look. My technical assistant and colleague, Marcelo Vargas, ... Continue Reading →
JPL additive manufacturing

Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing Unlocks the Key to Ubiquitous 3D Printing

July 30, 2014 – The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA is using 3D printing with mulitple materials, proving that additive manufacturing is not just the future but the present ... Continue Reading →

A Global Calculator To Help Countries Understand How To Strategize for Climate Change

July 29, 2014 – A new website, the Global Calculator, (GC) has been launched. Its purpose, to gather evidence about our impact on global climate.  An open source tool, its developers ... Continue Reading →