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NASA Will Open the International Space Station to Tourists Next Year

NASA Will Open the International Space Station to Tourists Next Year | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Private companies will be able to use the habitable artificial satellite for movies, commercials, and more. 
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i am so down for this...  all i need is $50 million or so - maybe a nice winning lotto ticket would do it.....

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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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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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90% by 2035....  let's do it!

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Watch the US Military Kill an Aircraft With an Energy Weapon

Watch the US Military Kill an Aircraft With an Energy Weapon | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
During a test, a powerful laser weapon system on board the amphibious US Navy ship USS Portland "successfully disabled an unmanned aerial vehicle."
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video games become real - hopefully as the world advances, unmanned will be the norm....

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Cubbit creates your own personal cloud storage without monthly fees

Cubbit creates your own personal cloud storage without monthly fees | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Thanks to Cubbit you can now stop paying for cloud storage subscriptions and keep your files safe, encrypted and local, yet still accessible only by you
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would you be part of a swarm?  your thoughts on this technology?  its future?

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Quantum computing will (eventually) help us discover vaccines in days

Quantum computing will (eventually) help us discover vaccines in days | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The development of quantum computers, if successful, will allow for end-to-end in-silico drug discovery that could stop epidemics before they go global.
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something to invest in - more resources!

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No fossil fuels are burned to run this jet engine

No fossil fuels are burned to run this jet engine | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Engineers have developed a prototype for an engine that's fueled by microwaved air.
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imagine - carbon-neutral skies!

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The Apple Watch could be a COVID-19 early warning system

The Apple Watch could be a COVID-19 early warning system | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The Apple Watch already has a number of sensors that could effectively detect early signs of COVID-19. And the most important one may be on the way. 
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never been a bigger need.... come on Apple.....

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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/
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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"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.
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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.
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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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Elon Musk: “We Want to Be a Leader in Apocalypse Technology”

Elon Musk: “We Want to Be a Leader in Apocalypse Technology” | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
APOCALYPSE TECHNOLOGY
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interesting - APOCALYPSE TECHNOLOGY!

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Watch a Robot Dog Herd Sheep on a New Zealand Farm

Watch a Robot Dog Herd Sheep on a New Zealand Farm | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
New Zealand-based robotics company Rocos just shared a video of how Boston Dynamics' dog-like robot Spot could give agriculture workers a hand.
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and now the sheep dogs should be worried about their jobs?

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Forget the iPhone 12: Apple has a radical new iPhone coming

Forget the iPhone 12: Apple has a radical new iPhone coming | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
A new leak says Apple will go completely portless with one iPhone next year and adopt a new Smart Connector
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13 could be the one.....

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Galaxy Z Flip: After 3 months, I can't stop using it

Galaxy Z Flip: After 3 months, I can't stop using it | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Commentary: The $1,380 Z Flip isn't the perfect phone or even the most powerful. But Samsung's foldable fun has won me over.
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brings back great memories of my flip-phone.....   maybe when Apple makes one.....

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Elon Musk: Neuralink Will Do Human Brain Implant in “Less Than a Year”

Elon Musk: Neuralink Will Do Human Brain Implant in “Less Than a Year” | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk sat down with podcaster Joe Rogan to chat about the future of AI and its role in the symbiosis of man and machine.
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and somewhere in the future live an advanced called the Borg - is this how it began?

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