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 →

5 Tech Tools That Have Stood the Test of Time

July 29, 2014 – Today’s guest blogger is Lilia Ortiz, a freelance writer, graphic design student and bookworm. She has edited Pax the Polar Bear, a children’s book ... Continue Reading →

In the Biomedical World There is an Elephant in the Room Called Ebola

July 28, 2014 – The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has implications for world health that cannot be ignored. The disease has killed more than 660 and infected almost 1,100 in ... Continue Reading →
Paleosoils on Mars

Martian Soils Very Earthlike

July 28, 2014 – The images Curiosity is sending back from Gale Crater is showing soil profiles similar to those found in the dry valleys of Antarctica and in the alto-Plano of ... Continue Reading →

Will Humans Achieve a Type 1 Civilization by 2100?

July 27, 2014 – Nikolai Kardashev, a Soviet astrophysicist born in 1932, devised a method of rating advanced civilizations. Technological advances, according to Kardashev, could ... Continue Reading →
Powdery mildew on wheat

GMO Wheat Resists Deadly Fungus

July 26, 2014 – Powdery mildew-resistant wheat has been created using a pair of DNA-clipping and insertion tools, TALENs and CRISPR.  These are tools developed by Editas Medicine ... Continue Reading →
Lake Mead water levels

Shocking Study Results for Colorado River’s Viability

July 25, 2014 – This is not the first time I have written about the future of the Colorado River Basin and it probably won’t be the last. But by then I may be describing ... Continue Reading →