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NASA: Next SpaceX Astronaut Launch Will Be on Halloween

NASA: Next SpaceX Astronaut Launch Will Be on Halloween | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
NASA has officially set the date for SpaceX's long awaited Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station for 2:40 am Eastern time on October 31.
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LOOKOUT Witches – something bigger is flying on Halloween…

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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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11 Apps You Should Delete from Your Phone Right Now

11 Apps You Should Delete from Your Phone Right Now | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
You can't even trust the Bible.
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I ditched a few today...

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Watch Model Train Perform a Water Glass Music Medley | IE

Watch Model Train Perform a Water Glass Music Medley | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Check out this incredible project that earned a Guinness World Record for the longest melody played by a model train here.
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I must admit to never having seen anything like this - check the video....

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New Shapeshifting Wheels Could Traverse Alien Worlds | IE

New Shapeshifting Wheels Could Traverse Alien Worlds | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
A new prototype tire design could work on varying landscapes! Check out the future of the wheel.
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probably not on your next car - but still cool...

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3D Printed Architecture that show why this trend is the future of modern architecture! | Yanko Design

3D Printed Architecture that show why this trend is the future of modern architecture! | Yanko Design | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
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how else will the "futures" be able to create the Enterprise so quickly?

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AT&T lobbies against nationwide fiber, says 10Mbps uploads are good enough

AT&T lobbies against nationwide fiber, says 10Mbps uploads are good enough | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
AT&T admits fiber is most "future-proof" but wants US to fund slower networks.
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dinosaurs are gone...  almost....

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Meet 'VSS Imagine': Virgin Galactic's Next-Gen Spacecraft | IE

Meet 'VSS Imagine': Virgin Galactic's Next-Gen Spacecraft | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The new 'SpaceShip III' class vehicle is Virgin Galactic's second spacecraft.
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it took me forever to get on Concorde - I don't have that kinda time anymore - where do I sign up?

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Errors Were Deliberately Inserted Into the GPS System | IE

Errors Were Deliberately Inserted Into the GPS System | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Between 1983 and 2000, the U.S. Department of Defense deliberately inserted errors into the GPS system to make it less useful to enemies. In 2000, President Bill Clinton reversed that decision. What did it change for the everyday consumer?
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FINALLY - I find out why I was headed to Wisconsin and wound up in Indiana!

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Is Sergey Brin really building the world's biggest aircraft? Here's everything we know.

Is Sergey Brin really building the world's biggest aircraft? Here's everything we know. | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
What's the deal with the Google co-founder's secretive Mountain View airship company?
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interesting

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Watch This Remote-Controlled Airbus A380 Take the Skies | IE

Watch This Remote-Controlled Airbus A380 Take the Skies | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
It is impossible to distinguish this majestic A380 replica from a real-sized one when it takes off. Watch the video here.
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Oh, who the heck wants a little drone when something like this may be available. It is only 9 months and 10 days until Christmas – Santa are you listening?

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3D-Printed Lego-Like Beams Are Just as Strong as Concrete | IE

3D-Printed Lego-Like Beams Are Just as Strong as Concrete | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Researchers create new 3D-printed lego-like plastic construction beams that weigh less and are easier to transport and install than concrete ones.
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if planes can be built from a type of plastic, why not beams.....

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Alien Life and Interstellar Travelers: An Interview with Avi Loeb | IE

Alien Life and Interstellar Travelers: An Interview with Avi Loeb | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
In his new book, Extraterrestrial, Professor Loeb tells the story of how he came to the controversial conclusion that 'Oumuamua was actually an interstellar probe sent by an extraterrestrial civilization.
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attention all aliens living on earth today - or planning a visit anytime soon...   I'll help you with first contact.....  

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Blue Origin Is Bringing Lunar Gravity Closer to Earth | IE

Blue Origin Is Bringing Lunar Gravity Closer to Earth | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is bringing lunar gravity conditions closer to Earth! Check out how.
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a giant spinning centrifuge is cool, but when do we get warp drive?

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Google Killing Cookies in Chrome Isn't What It Seems

Google Killing Cookies in Chrome Isn't What It Seems | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Google killing cookies in Chrome and replacing it with a system called FLoC isn't the privacy win that it seems.
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big bro is NOT going away....

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Infrared Radiation From Hands Could Encrypt Data | IE

Infrared Radiation From Hands Could Encrypt Data | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Researchers believe that infrared light from our hands could be used for highly secure passcodes. Read more about the upcoming technology here.
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makes me want to watch more Star Trek Discovery....

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Humanoid Robot 'Lola' Updated to Use Hands to Balance | IE

Humanoid Robot 'Lola' Updated to Use Hands to Balance | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The new update enables the robot LOLA to use multi-contact locomotion for keeping balance.
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morning coffee???

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Fiery 'airburst' of superheated gas slammed into Antarctica 430,000 years ago | Space

Fiery 'airburst' of superheated gas slammed into Antarctica 430,000 years ago | Space | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Roughly 430,000 years ago, an incandescent ball of hot gas came barreling out of the sky and slammed into Antarctica — and now, scientists have found tiny bits of debris formed by that impact.
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global warming!

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Personal data from over 500M Facebook users leaked online

Personal data from over 500M Facebook users leaked online | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The phone numbers and personal data of over 553 million Facebook users have been published online for free, according to a new report.
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ugh!

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Aerion AS3 Airliner Will Fly From NYC to London in Less Than an Hour –

Aerion AS3 Airliner Will Fly From NYC to London in Less Than an Hour – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Aerion's AS3 supersonic airliner will fly from Mach 3 (2302 mph) to Mach 5 (3836 mph). It's expected to be flying by the end of the decade.
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all these new planes make the future sound so exciting, but I am still waiting for Scotty to beam up up someplace....

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Is that a UFO? No, It's a 600 Ton Capacity Russian Cargo Airship

Is that a UFO? No, It's a 600 Ton Capacity Russian Cargo Airship | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Russian firm Aerosmena's plans to build enormous cargo airships may be more than just hot air.
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flying saucers coming to earth by 2024  (well, the others may have been here, just unseen)

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Tree-Inspired "Vertiport" Will Recharge Its Air Taxis With Clean Energy | IE

Tree-Inspired "Vertiport" Will Recharge Its Air Taxis With Clean Energy | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
We finally have a place for air taxis to take off and land.
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Jetsons ?

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The Weird World of Hiding 5G Technologies In Plain Sight | IE

The Weird World of Hiding 5G Technologies In Plain Sight | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Many municipalities have insisted that cell providers conceal their fixed wireless antennas in things that aren't usually noticed. Read how.
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and everyone of them probably has a hidden 360 spy cam installed!

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Researchers working on material that could yield 700TB optical discs

Researchers working on material that could yield 700TB optical discs | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
New optical discs could help make data centers more efficient and eco-friendly.
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movies unlimited....

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Robotic 'Skin' Could Allow Machines and Prosthetics to Feel | IE

Robotic 'Skin' Could Allow Machines and Prosthetics to Feel | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
A global research team used magnetic sensors and a flexible magnetized film as skin. Read how here.
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Perhaps a little closer to where no man has gone before - Commander Data....

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Mars Wasn't Just Wet. It Was Warm and Conducive to Life | IE

Mars Wasn't Just Wet. It Was Warm and Conducive to Life | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Volcanoes and meteorites may have warmed Mars enough for life to begin! Check out how this happened.
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if anyone has a ticket on MARS 1 that they don't intend to use.....   here I am....

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'It is the question of the century': will tech solve the climate crisis – or make it worse? | Science and nature books | The Guardian

'It is the question of the century': will tech solve the climate crisis – or make it worse? | Science and nature books | The Guardian | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Robots on coral reefs, vast barriers to hold back the glaciers, simulated volcanic eruptions to offset global heating ... Can technology repair the mess we have made? Elizabeth Kolbert is not convinced
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one heck of a question for sure....

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