A Merchant Vessel Hybrid Concept Called Vindskip

January 17, 2015 – One of my readers sent me a link to a CNN news item about a ship design that incorporates an airfoil. Called the Vindskip ™, which translates to windship, ... Continue Reading →

Good News – If You Are Thinking About Finding a New Planet to Live On They Are Out There in Abundance

January 17, 2015 – The search for habitable exoplanets is turning out to be far more promising according to astrophysicists at University of Toronto. It appears that far more ... Continue Reading →
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A World Record We Don’t Want

January 16, 2015 – Records are made to broken in sports but not in climate. In 2014 we set a dubious new mark. It goes down as the hottest year on our planet since humans started ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Want to Write Them Then Start With These Tools

January 16, 2015 – Today’s guest blogger is Stephen Collins. Stephen was born in Phoenix, Arizona and has spent most of his life in the U.S. Southwest playing, he says with ... Continue Reading →
Venice and rising sea levels

3 Millimeters a Year Doesn’t Sound Like Much But That is the Current Rate of Sea Level Rise

January 15, 2015 – Scientists have been using a figure of 1.5 to 1.8 millimeters (0.059 to  0.070 inches) annually in describing the rise in sea level throughout the 20th century. ... Continue Reading →
3D Electric powerlines over sunrise

Off the Grid – The Evolution of a New Energy Paradigm

January 14, 2015 – Energy companies, that is those that feed power to homes, institutions and businesses, are preparing for a very different future as more consumers opts to put ... Continue Reading →
Proposed route of the Grand Canal of Nicaragua (The Washington Post).

A New Canal Across Nicaragua – A Good or Bad Thing

January 13, 2015 – A 277 kilometer (172 mile) proposed interoceanic canal, the proposed route seen on the map below, represents one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ... Continue Reading →
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Features of the 21st Century Tech Blog Site That You May Not Know

January 13, 2015 – If you are visiting 21st Century Tech blog for the first time here is a quick orientation to the site. Just below the header at the top of the page you find ... Continue Reading →
collapse of western civilization

The Collapse of Western Civilization – Speculation on Our Future

January 12, 2015 – “Science fiction writers construct an imaginary future; historians attempt to reconstruct the past. Ultimately, both are seeking to understand the present.” ... Continue Reading →
SpaceX landing barge

SpaceX Delivers Dragon to the International Space Station but No Soft Landing Here on Earth

January 10, 2015 – A Dragon capsule is in orbit and on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) today after a successful launch from Cape Canaveral. This is the fifth ... Continue Reading →