Harvey has Exited Stage Right and Now Hurricane Irma is About to Enter, a Category 5 Storm

September 5, 2017 – Can there be a Category 6 hurricane? Not based on the current measuring standard. Category 5 is top of the charts for the Saffir-Simpson scale. But maybe it ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Water-Cooling Solar Panel That Could Reduce HVAC Costs by 21%

September 5, 2017 – One way our species can reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions is through energy conservation. The energy needed to keep buildings cool in the summer ... Continue Reading →

The Nature of Work in the 21st Century Will Be Unlike Anything in the Past

September 4, 2017 – Yesterday I wrote about how a chatbot legal program could decrease dramatically billable hours and the number of people practicing law in the near future. ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: DoNotPay Offers Free Legal Advice – Are Lawyers Doomed?

September 3, 2017 – Joshua Lenon is a California lawyer who recently spoke at a Stanford University FutureLaw conference. He was one of a number of presenters who talked about ... Continue Reading →

Texas Wind Turbines Survive Hurricane Harvey

September 2, 2017 – One concern that gets raised about wind energy relates to the ability of turbines to withstand extreme force winds from storms. Hurricane Harvey which came ... Continue Reading →

Where Nuclear Power Went Wrong and What Can Be Done About It

September 1, 2017 – In the news today the German government announced it is issuing potassium iodide pills to citizens in Aachen, a city on the edge of the border with Belgium. Why? Because ... Continue Reading →

The Power to Control Evolution is Now in Human Hands

August 31, 2017 – A backhoe on a nearby street has kept me from posting new content to 21st Century Tech blog for the last two days. My Internet Service Provider was kind enough ... Continue Reading →

Rex Tillerson’s Ex-Company Misled the Public About Climate Change States Newly Published Paper

August 27, 2017 – Why would an energy company dealing largely with fossil fuel exploration, extraction and processing want to mislead the world about climate change? Could it ... Continue Reading →

Cost of Extreme Weather and Climate Change in Evidence This Weekend

August 25, 2017 – There is a hurricane off the Texas coast that will make landfall either today or early tomorrow morning. Called Hurricane Harvey, it is expected to grow to a ... Continue Reading →

Large Hadron Collider is Revealing Antimatter Secrets

August  24, 2017 – It sounds like science fiction every time a physicist starts talking about antimatter. That’s the stuff that when combined with matter could annihilate ... Continue Reading →