Martian helicopeter

Future Rovers on Mars May Be Accompanied by a Robot Helicopter

January 24, 2015 – Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California has a vacuum chamber where the thin Martian atmosphere can be replicated. This is the test bed for a ... Continue Reading →
CCS in sandstone formations

MIT Researchers Question Carbon Sequestration to Reduce CO2

January 23, 2015 – Carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS, is the engineering answer to “having our cake and eating it too!” Those who believe we can reduce CO2, ... Continue Reading →

More on the Future as Predicted by the Consumer Electronics Show

January 22, 2015 – Jessica Oaks in her last guest posting described an autonomous car as the highlight of the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. ... Continue Reading →
SpaceX building

Two “Tony Starks” Join Forces with Google Investment in Space X

January 21, 2015 – Larry Page and Elon Musk are both billionaires and believers in the benefits of disruptive technology. And both are fascinated with space travel. Yesterday ... Continue Reading →

Consumer Electronics Show Gives Surprising Glimpse of the Near Future

January 21, 2015 – Happy to welcome back Jessica Oaks as guest blogger here at 21st Century Tech blog. Jessica is a freelance journalist with a passion for technology news. She ... Continue Reading →

Boston Issues Action Plan to Combat Rising Sea Levels and CO2

January 20, 2015 – The City of Boston has a plan to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) by 25% by 2025 and 80% by 2050. The plan is called Greenovate Boston and sets sector-specific ... Continue Reading →

Popular Banana Breed is in Danger From Fungus

January 19, 2015 – The Cavendish banana, the successor to the Gros Michel, which succumbed to a fungus, Fusarium oxysporum, also called Panama Wilt Disease, is about to experience ... Continue Reading →
Venus image from Akatsuki

Some Deep Space Firsts to Look Forward to in 2015

January 18, 2015 – This is going to be an interesting year for Deep Space exploration. Here are three missions that will achieve significant objectives and milestones in 2015: Dawn ... Continue Reading →
Nano-sheets constructed of black phosphorus atoms

Phosphorus Comes in Three Shades but the Black Kind is a New Wonder Material

January 18, 2015 – Phosphorus comes in white, red and black. Some attribute a fourth kind, violet. It is one of the most abundant elements, about 0.1% of the Earth’s crust, ... Continue Reading →

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 →