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GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY - curated by Al Cannistra. A look through the window of new and enhance global technology. Improving life - or taking control? #SanAntonioONE #GlobalTechnologyToday #AlCannistra  
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Space-Bound Cosmonaut: If I Meet Aliens, I Will Be Nice to Them

Space-Bound Cosmonaut: If I Meet Aliens, I Will Be Nice to Them | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
"I think that when meeting intelligence extraterrestrial life, we will exhibit friendliness, goodwill and consideration, just as we do when meeting intelligent and unintelligent life on Earth."
Al Cannistras insight:

a cosmonaut with a sense of humor....  actually, what he suggests is probably a good idea....  up there - or down here!

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(maybe we should practice by being nice to each other - even if we are just humans)

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Elon Musk: Next Starship Launch Will Fly 12 Miles High

Elon Musk: Next Starship Launch Will Fly 12 Miles High | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the space company's latest full-scale Starship prototype dubbed SN8 will ultimately attempt to fly to 60,000 feet.
Al Cannistras insight:

OK - so it will fly at 60,000 - I flew Concorde - Concorde flew at 60,000 - what am I missing?

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Meet The New Concorde - Virgin Galactic Mach 3.0 Supersonic Jet

Virgin Galactic rocked the aviation world yesterday with news that they were entering the supersonic race with their own incredible Mach 3 supersonic jet. How fast does it go, and when will we fly on it? Watch to find out.

Sydney to Melbourne in 11 minutes and 33 seconds.
Sydney to London in 4 hours, 35 minutes, 5 seconds.
Los Angeles to New York in 1 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds.
Los Angeles to San Francisco in 9 minutes, 3 seconds.
London to Paris in 5 minutes, 35 seconds.

Al Cannistras insight:

a game changer....  check the air travel times!

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5 Things You Could Do With 1TB of RAM

5 Things You Could Do With 1TB of RAM | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
RAM can be a Windows performance bottleneck. Imagine you had unlimited memory, how would that change how you use your computer? Here's a thought experiment.
Al Cannistras insight:

What Would You Do With 1TB of RAM?
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This Fully Functional, 9000 Pound Mech Suit Looks Absolutely Amazing

This Fully Functional, 9000 Pound Mech Suit Looks Absolutely Amazing | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Engineering firm Furrion has built a four-legged exo-suit, a 9,000 pound monstrosity straight out of "Pacific Rim" — and it wants you to pilot it.
Al Cannistras insight:

Definitely on my Christmas wish list. Guess I need to get a bigger garage…

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Virgin Galactic Shows Off Sleek Supersonic Jet Concept

Virgin Galactic Shows Off Sleek Supersonic Jet Concept | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Space tourism company Virgin Galactic just announced it's working with Rolls-Royce to develop a supersonic jet meant for air travel.
Al Cannistras insight:

Concorde was fun - this one may be more so!

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Cybertruck Metal Can Be Etched, Heated Into a Rainbow

Cybertruck Metal Can Be Etched, Heated Into a Rainbow | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
According to Musk's enthusiasm on Twitter, the exterior of Tesla's long-awaited Cybertruck could be heated and tempered to get a variety of colors.
Al Cannistras insight:

anybody ever etched a truck before?

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Interview With The Lifelike Hot Robot Named Sophia | CNBC | Viral Videos

Interview With The Lifelike Hot Robot Named Sophia | CNBC | Viral Videos | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin interviews Sophia, a humanoid robot, about the future of artificial intelligence at a Future Investment Institute panel in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. About CNBC: From 'Wal
Al Cannistras insight:

an interview with the first robot to be awarded citizenship!

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Robotic camera backpack shows a day in a beetle's life

Robotic camera backpack shows a day in a beetle's life | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
After creating tiny sensor backpacks for bees, researchers from the University of Washington have built a more advanced model for beetles. Dubbed “a GoPro for beetles,” the robotic backpacks carry a tiny steerable camera that can stream video at 1 to 5 fps and pivot up to 60 degrees.
Al Cannistras insight:

perhaps a body cam for everyone - or, every critter....

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Dixie cups became the breakout startup of the 1918 pandemic

Dixie cups became the breakout startup of the 1918 pandemic | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Dixie cups were like the Zoom of the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918, which helped the product become a household name.
Al Cannistras insight:

I wonder what lasting invention will come from COVID-19?

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Somehow, I doubt it will be masks – don’t really want to see them hanging around longer than necessary.

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Anyone have a prediction – or best guess?

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The 32 Best Cars to Buy Now

The 32 Best Cars to Buy Now | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
From sports cars and sedans to hybrids, here are the absolute coolest cars you can buy and take for a long ride.
Al Cannistras insight:

it is about choices - mine would be the: SUVs/Crossovers: Bentley Bentayga - 187 miles per hour on the highway

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SpaceX Is Now Taking Requests for Starlink Beta Testers

SpaceX Is Now Taking Requests for Starlink Beta Testers | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Starlink Beta Testers
Al Cannistras insight:

Starlink Beta Testers - if you know me, you know i already signed up before sharing this :-)

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Hanifa’s virtual 3D fashion show is haunting, beautiful, and brilliantly executed

Hanifa’s virtual 3D fashion show is haunting, beautiful, and brilliantly executed | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
And by 2045, the electric grid could be entirely renewable.
Al Cannistras insight:

90% by 2035....  let's do it!

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This Electric Lamborghini Go-Kart Looks Fun as Hell

This Electric Lamborghini Go-Kart Looks Fun as Hell | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has teamed up with legendary Italian carmaker Lamborghini to create... an electric go kart from hell?
Al Cannistras insight:

really cool go-kart.....

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Amazon Products Are Reportedly Exploding and Catching Fire

Amazon Products Are Reportedly Exploding and Catching Fire | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
AmazonBasics products seem to have a troublesome tendency to explode or catch fire. Despite that, many troublesome products are still avaialbe online.
Al Cannistras insight:

just a heads up - you'll need to do your own research...

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Amazon Gets Permission to Start Making Drone Deliveries

Amazon Gets Permission to Start Making Drone Deliveries | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Amazon Prime Air, the retail giant's drone delivery company, was designated an "air carrier" by the Federal Aviation Administration today.
Al Cannistras insight:

finally - a new way to get a buzz?

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Tesla Asks USA For Permission to Automatically Detect Kids Left in Hot Car

Tesla Asks USA For Permission to Automatically Detect Kids Left in Hot Car | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Tesla wants to use a device that detects “micromovements like breathing patterns and heart rates, neither of which can be captured by cameras or in-seat sensors alone.”
Al Cannistras insight:

totally AWESOME idea....

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for pets too

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How to Stop Apps from Tracking Your Location in Android or iOS

How to Stop Apps from Tracking Your Location in Android or iOS | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
If you're concerned about the apps you use tracking your location on your phone, then this guide will show you how to stop apps from tracking your location.
Al Cannistras insight:

Anonymous, private they say – but they can extrapolate in under 30 seconds – and it is unregulated!!

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Virgin Galactic Spaceship Cabin Design Reveal

Join a virtual walkthrough of SpaceShipTwo Unity's cabin, curated by our design team.
Want to fly to space with us? Join our community of Spacefarers to take One Small Step towards reserving your seat on our flights. More info; https://virgingalactic.com/smallstep/
Al Cannistras insight:

right now, i am not interested in flying anywhere - but for this, 30 minutes notice is all that is required....

(suggested start at 21:30)

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What Do Killer Robots Dream Of? - OZY | A Modern Media Company

What Do Killer Robots Dream Of? - OZY | A Modern Media Company | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
You think you’re smarter than your smartphone? Think again!
Al Cannistras insight:

killer robots?  they dream???

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NASA Spokesperson Says Agency Is Working on an “RV for the Moon”

NASA Spokesperson Says Agency Is Working on an “RV for the Moon” | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The first lunar settlers might live in the space version of an RV, which is currently being developed by JAXA, NASA, and Toyota.
Al Cannistras insight:

Perfect for a post-virus weekend getaway….

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Scientists: Flying By Venus to Get to Mars Would Be Cheaper, Faster

Scientists: Flying By Venus to Get to Mars Would Be Cheaper, Faster | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
In a new white paper, a team of researchers argue that flying by Venus on future crewed missions to Mars could make a lot of sense.
Al Cannistras insight:

on your way to Mars, just swing by Venus....  of course!

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Redefine Meat's plant-based steaks come out of a 3D printer

Redefine Meat's plant-based steaks come out of a 3D printer | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Plant-based burgers are one thing, but a fake steak that can convince meat eaters is a much harder accomplishment. Redefine Meat thinks it’s figured it out.
Al Cannistras insight:

"printed" steak for dinner?

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Illinois 'Pie House' Is Ready For Curious Buyers

Illinois 'Pie House' Is Ready For Curious Buyers | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The suburban property, which has one wall that measures just three feet wide, is currently on the market for $269.900.
Al Cannistras insight:

it is not in TX - but it is a unique house - with a 3 ft wide wall....

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Watch a Hoverbike-Riding Cop in Dubai Wipe Out Catastrophically

Watch a Hoverbike-Riding Cop in Dubai Wipe Out Catastrophically | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
A video of a Dubai policeman crashing a Russian-built hoverbike from an altitude of about 100 feet is going viral on social media.
Al Cannistras insight:

First though – this is from a sci-fi flick – nope, Russia built, Dubai cop – and kaboom!

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More testing required…..

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