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What Exactly is the Clean Power Plan That President Obama Announced?

August 4, 2015 – Yesterday the President of the United States released the revised Clean Power Plan with a focus on fossil-fuel burning power plants. Why that focus? Because these ... Continue Reading →

Holographic Displays Coming to a Car Near You

August 3, 2015 – Remember R2D2 projecting a holographic image of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars? Well the technology to produce 3D holography is about to arrive in the ... Continue Reading →

Watch for it – the U.S. is About to Move the Goal Posts in Combating Climate Change

August 2, 2015 – Tomorrow the United States will announce regulations to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power utilities nationwide. A video posted on Facebook yesterday ... Continue Reading →
Monsanto GMO crops

Monsanto GMO Patents Expire Changing the Game for Farmers

August 1, 2015 – The Monsanto patent on Roundup Ready Soybeans has expired after 20 years. That means farmers can now legally collect the seeds from their plantings and use them ... Continue Reading →
Aerial view of Syncrude Aurora tar sands mine in the Boreal forest north of Fort McMurray.

U.S. Study Shows Oil Sands Produce 20% More Carbon Than Conventional Crude Heating Up Keystone XL Debate

July 31, 2015 – Today United States crude production includes 9% contribution from Canadian oil sands. By 2020 that number is expected to climb to 14%. This estimate is independent ... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Angry at Fossil Fuel Companies and ExxonMobil in Particular

July 30, 2015 – One of my readers who follows my blog through LinkedIn admonished me a couple of weeks ago for being too critical of the fossil fuel industry. My response at the ... Continue Reading →

The Age of the Driverless Car will Require the Robot Brain to Make Life and Death Decisions

July 29, 2015 – Today’s guest contributor is new to 21st Century Tech blog. His name is Milton Herman. Milton is a writer who lives in Phoenix, Arizona. He also calls himself ... Continue Reading →
Stem cells and aging

Peter Diamandis Wants You to Bank Your Stem Cells

July 28, 2015 – If you are a regular reader of this blog then you have read about the importance of our research into stem cells and their therapeutic value. I’m even contemplating ... Continue Reading →

Robots in the News – From Millibots in Your Body to Mechanized Workers on the Factory Floor

July 27, 2015 – Back in June at the DARPA Robotics Challenge, a South Korean robot named HUBO took home the $2 million US grand prize beating out 22 other robots. It was an impressive ... Continue Reading →

Agricultural Science and Technology in the News This Past Week

July 26, 2015 – Three farm stories caught my eye this week. The first, a truly revolutionary one that pushes back the dawn of the age of agriculture some 11,000 years. The second, ... Continue Reading →