Ebola vaccine

Possible Biomedical Breakthroughs – Ebola, Dengue, & Alzheimer’s

August 7, 2014 -If there is one field in science and technology that is seeing demonstrable advances in the last two decades, it is biomedicine. The unlocking of the genome and advances ... Continue Reading →
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 →