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'Mind-reading' device can translate your brain activity into audible sentences

'Mind-reading' device can translate your brain activity into audible sentences | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
UCSF researchers have created a veritable mind-reading implant capable of translating your brain activity into synthetic speech, and it's surprisingly accurate.
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would a device that translates brain activity to spoken words get you in trouble?

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Hyperloop is taking a ‘crucial’ step toward continent-wide travel

Hyperloop is taking a ‘crucial’ step toward continent-wide travel | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
A new European standard could ensure competing systems work together.
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i hope this gets built - experience riding hi-speed trains and the older network in Europe suggests this has a potential great benefit - economic and environmental...

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Next NASA Mars Rover Will Sport a Rock-Vaporizing Laser

Next NASA Mars Rover Will Sport a Rock-Vaporizing Laser | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
NASA equipped the 2020 Mars rover with a powerful laser, capable of vaporizing rocks. It's an extreme way of learning what they're made of.
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oh lordy - we can now vaporize rocks!  i think they do that on Star Trek - too....  they have this little hand held device called a phaser :-)  just kidding around, well get there too with a smaller version of this thing one day!

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Rolls-Royce Is Building Tiny Nuclear Reactors

Rolls-Royce Is Building Tiny Nuclear Reactors | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Now, the company is eyeing two sites for tiny nuclear power stations it calls “small modular reactors,” Popular Mechanics reports, in Wales and northern England — a program the UK government committed to funding in July 2019.
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a nuclear renaissance?

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NASA Wants to Grow a Moon Base Out of Mushrooms

NASA Wants to Grow a Moon Base Out of Mushrooms | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
"Right now, traditional habitat designs for Mars are like a turtle — carrying our homes with us on our backs — a reliable plan, but with huge energy costs."
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mushroom moon base.....

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Google Chrome to end support for third-party cookies within two years

Google Chrome to end support for third-party cookies within two years | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Google said its Chrome browser plans to make third-party cookies "obsolete" within two years.
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i like cookies - but not this kind....  glad to see them GO....

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Nasa is preparing to launch its most ambitious Mars mission ever

Nasa is preparing to launch its most ambitious Mars mission ever | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
This year Nasa will send the Mars 2020 rover to the Red Planet. There's some serious tech involved
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for thousands of years we can look forward to going where no man has gone before - as long as we can figure out how to get there...  the adventure is just beginning....

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We don't have an energy problem, we have an exergy problem

We don't have an energy problem, we have an exergy problem | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Exergy is the portion of energy that is entirely convertible into all other forms of energy; the remainder is anergy. That is,
energy = exergy + anergy
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exergy problem - in need of a fix...

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The Pentagon Needs Help Intercepting “Hypersonic” Nukes

The Pentagon Needs Help Intercepting “Hypersonic” Nukes | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
DARPA hopes to find a way to counter Russia's missiles that can allegedly travel 20 times the speed of sound. It won't be easy.
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help wanted...

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MIT Scientists Can Look at Your Insides From a Distance

MIT Scientists Can Look at Your Insides From a Distance | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
"This gives you a whole new way of seeing organs inside the body and determining properties of deep tissue, without making contact with the patient."
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OK - now, about the common cold?
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If you still aren’t convinced Big Brother can see you, here’s where Trump has gone

If you still aren’t convinced Big Brother can see you, here’s where Trump has gone | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The New York Times has exposed in chilling detail how smartphones now mean practically anyone can be precisely tracked and identified in real time without their knowledge or permission. Now, the publication has a particularly stunning example: tracking the President of the United States using the movements of his Secret Service agents.
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solution is simple - reworking an old commercial - "don't leave home with it"

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Robocalls are winning the war against humans, hit new record

Robocalls are winning the war against humans, hit new record | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Don’t pick up your phone: It’s a robot.
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any suggestions on how to beat them?

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Apple iOS 13.3 Drops With Killer New Security Feature, Here’s How To Use It

Apple iOS 13.3 Drops With Killer New Security Feature, Here’s How To Use It | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Apple iOS 13.3 is finally here with a bunch of new features, including one very cool security capability. Here’s what you need to know.
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anyone using a something like YubiKey?
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Here's the Pentagon's Terrifying Plan for Cyborg Supersoldiers - VICE

Here's the Pentagon's Terrifying Plan for Cyborg Supersoldiers - VICE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The U.S. military wants soldiers that have superhuman eyesight, controllable augmented muscles that turn untrained novices into expert killers, and more.
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Cyborg Supersoldiers sounds like a movie - the sad news, it is not.....

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Iowa's tech meltdown could be a preview of the 2020 census

Iowa's tech meltdown could be a preview of the 2020 census | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
In the arms race to improve census outreach, few have paid attention to a looming cybersecurity threat that exists because the census is going online.
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scary thought!

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Why shouldn't an electric car look like a toaster?

Why shouldn't an electric car look like a toaster? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Canoo redesigns the electric car from the ground up. It redesigns the ownership model too.
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it kinda does look like my toaster....  same color too.....

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Reverse search warrants turn your phone into a tracking device

Reverse search warrants turn your phone into a tracking device | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Court documents reveal previously unreported instances of the so-called “reverse search warrant”: court orders demanding that tech firms provide all the information on users in a certain geographic area at a certain time. While this tactic is relatively rare today, it holds the power to transform every internet-enabled gadget into a government tracking device.
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where are we headed?  scary!

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New Boeing 737 Max Setbacks Could Further Delay Its Return

New Boeing 737 Max Setbacks Could Further Delay Its Return | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
With all of the challenges that keep arising, is it possible the Boeing 737 Max could be grounded forever?
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or perhaps it will be one of the safest planes to fly....

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RIP, Windows 7: Microsoft ending updates and security support for popular operating system –

RIP, Windows 7: Microsoft ending updates and security support for popular operating system – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
One year ago, Microsoft began the doomsday countdown for Windows 7, promising to end support for the stubbornly popular operating system. Today, that clock hit zero, leaving millions of Windows 7 holdouts vulnerable to future security risks.

End of support doesn’t mean Windows 7 will suddenly disappear. But Microsoft will no longer ship security or quality updates for the operating system, nor will it provide technical support.

Businesses and educators using Windows 7 can get additional security updates, but it will cost them. Microsoft is charging $25 per machine for these updates, and that cost will double several times over the next few years.
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the end was inevitable - farewell Windows 7 (but it is NOT disappearing)

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Department of Energy Selects Site for Electron-Ion Collider | BNL Newsroom

Department of Energy Selects Site for Electron-Ion Collider | BNL Newsroom | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Benefits beyond physics
Building the EIC will maintain U.S. leadership in nuclear physics and accelerator science—fields that are crucial to our technological, economic, and national security—and train the next generation of experts in these fields. In addition, the technological advances already under development to make the EIC a reality—e.g., innovative accelerator, particle tracking, and data-management components—could have widespread impact on new approaches to cancer therapy, solving other “big data” challenges, and improving accelerator facilities for testing batteries, catalysts, and other energy-related materials.
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New York Site for Electron-Ion Collider
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How Ikea plans to be climate positive by 2030

How Ikea plans to be climate positive by 2030 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
A company known for its disposable furniture seems like it would have a hard time quickly getting to a place where it reduces more greenhouse gas emissions than its entire value chain creates. But the company has a plan: radically rethinking how it designs its products.
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hopefully, as Ikea leads, other will follow...

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New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (AP) — A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of sound became operational Friday, Russia's defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin, bolstering the...
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good for them, not for us...

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The future of food: Imaginary brands cooked up in ghost kitchens

The future of food: Imaginary brands cooked up in ghost kitchens | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
We will all be poor, fat, and buried in plastic.

We previously asked Will the kitchen get Ubered out of existence? We noted before that the way we eat is changing, and the design of kitchens is changing too. One consultant noted that cooking is being reduced to "a niche activity that a few people do only some of the time." This has led to an explosion in food delivery services and more recently, cloud kitchens, where food for delivery is prepared in commercial kitchens that are not connected to restaurants.
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sometimes too much technology....

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China Expects Its “Artificial Sun” to Be Operational in 2020

China Expects Its “Artificial Sun” to Be Operational in 2020 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
China says its HL-2M tokamak should be operational in 2020, and the “artificial sun” could potentially make nuclear fusion a viable energy option on Earth.
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hope they built it with an "off" button...

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The ESA Is Sending a Robotic Junk Collector Into Space

The ESA Is Sending a Robotic Junk Collector Into Space | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency has officially approved funding for ClearSpace-1 — the world's first mission dedicated to cleaning up space junk.
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wasn't that long ago someone invented a vacuum that patrols your home on it's own - sweeping up dust and other debris - and now a "junk collector" that scours up space debris at 20,000 kph!

wonder just want it can retrieve - maybe technology from other countries? maybe the laws of the sea will apply - finders keepers?

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The most expensive new Mac Pro configuration costs $52,599

The most expensive new Mac Pro configuration costs $52,599 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
If you've been waiting to get the best Mac money can buy, well, today's the day. Apple's new Mac Pro is on sale, and it starts at an eye-popping $5,999
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so a personal computer can cost over $50k.....    wonder what a pc vs Mac would cost?

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