INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY
5.0K views | +0 today
Follow
INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

When We Blast Our Dead Loved Ones to Space - Supercluster

When We Blast Our Dead Loved Ones to Space - Supercluster | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Your final resting place doesn’t have to be on earth.
Al Cannistra's insight:

not exactly "beam me up Scotty!" - but for now, I am ready for this ('eh - when the time comes) - it would be in line with the idea of a Final Frontier) - would you do it?

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Frugal travelers can now sleep in pod-style capsules at Mexico City's airport

Frugal travelers can now sleep in pod-style capsules at Mexico City's airport | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The capsules are six feet long by three feet wide and for about $30 a night, you get not only a bed, but a bathroom and a locker for your luggage.
Al Cannistra's insight:

some may find this strange - BUT
.
is it a stepping stone to what humans will experience on the way to Deep Space Nine?

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Mysterious alignment of black holes in deep space hints at cosmic pattern

Mysterious alignment of black holes in deep space hints at cosmic pattern | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Supermassive black holes in a region of the distant universe are all suspiciously firing radio jets in the same direction.
Al Cannistra's insight:

uh oh - maybe the Borg are coming through.....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Watch this water droplet become a ping pong ball in space

Watch this water droplet become a ping pong ball in space | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Astronaut Scott Kelly shows us the proper space ping pong technique.
Al Cannistra's insight:

looks like more fun than when we played with bubbles as kids...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

The Potential $100 Trillion Market For Space Mining

The Potential $100 Trillion Market For Space Mining | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The SPACE Act bill, if passed, will allow private companies to mine asteroids and sell whatever they dig up. This is great news for companies like Planetary..
Al Cannistra's insight:

IMAGINE the tax revenues - the folks in Washington will find new ways to spend it too

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Want to be a NASA astronaut? Here's what you need to do

Want to be a NASA astronaut? Here's what you need to do | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Starting Dec. 14, NASA will accept applications for the next class of astronaut candidates, some of whom could be involved in a future Mars mission.
Al Cannistra's insight:

the adventure begins

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Time may run backwards inside Black Holes

Time may run backwards inside Black Holes | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A new study that looks at the physics going on inside a black hole is saying that it's possible time is running backwards inside black holes. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.
Al Cannistra's insight:

fountain of youth in unexpected places?  hmmm - getting younger in space 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

What does it mean to be a NASA astronaut in the celebrity space age of Elon Musk and Richard Branson?

What does it mean to be a NASA astronaut in the celebrity space age of Elon Musk and Richard Branson? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it

As soon as this year, NASA expects to end its reliance on Russia and launch American pilots from U.S. soil for the first time since the final shuttle mission in 2011. But this time, the astronauts will fly on rockets unlike any NASA has ever seen — built and operated by companies trying to turn spaceflight into a sustainable business..

Al Cannistra's insight:

how many Americans realize that without hitching a ride with the Russians - we would not be in space! pretty sad America has gone limp...    another reason to clear out the trash

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

How small are we in the scale of the universe? - Alex Hofeldt

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-small-are-we-in-the-scale-of-the-universe-alex-hofeldt In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope a
Al Cannistra's insight:

can the human mind handle this?  curiously, reference is made to "13 billion years ago" or simply a measure of time...  but that is our perception of reality - perhaps our measure of billions of years ago is someone else's today and now...  another discussion of the space and time continuum....

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Asgardia - The Space Nation

Asgardia - The Space Nation | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Asgardia is the prototype of a free and unrestricted society which holds knowledge, intelligence and science at its core along with the recognition of the ultimate value of each human life.
Al Cannistra's insight:

anyone signed up yet?

 

uhm, I mean anyone else signed up yet?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

NASA Orbit Pavilion plays the eerily beautiful music of satellites orbiting Earth

NASA Orbit Pavilion plays the eerily beautiful music of satellites orbiting Earth | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
STUDIOKCA designed the NASA Orbit Pavilion, an art installation that turns the sounds and trajectories of 19 satellites into a sensory experience.
Al Cannistra's insight:

unusual sounds from the darkness and quiet of space....   one can only wonder what is really out there and where the adventure will lead.... 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Scientists Find Evidence for Ninth Planet in Solar System

Scientists Find Evidence for Ninth Planet in Solar System | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The world, if it exists, would join the other eight (or nine, depending how you feel about Pluto).
Al Cannistra's insight:

anybody home?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Hong Kong is running out of space to bury the dead

Hong Kong is running out of space to bury the dead | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
With only 30 square miles and home to more than a million people, Hong Kong is in the midst of a crisis: Where to put the dead?
Al Cannistra's insight:

are we getting closer to Soylent Green?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

These are the images and sounds NASA wants aliens to experience first

These are the images and sounds NASA wants aliens to experience first | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Contained on the Voyager golden records, now far outside our solar system, are an audio and image collection describing life on Earth.
Al Cannistra's insight:

yeah - we would not want aliens thinking we shoot people or cut their heads off....    what would they think of humanity - they might even think we are not worthy and then blow up the planet  (sorry, too many space movies starting with Flash Gordon a hundred years ago)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

NASA's next astronaut class could be the first to go to Mars

NASA's next astronaut class could be the first to go to Mars | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The next class of astronauts, set to be chosen in 2017, could be the first crew of people to go to Mars, according to a current NASA astronaut.
Al Cannistra's insight:

how exciting it must be to be at the beginning of the adventure instead of at the end....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Every solar system model you've seen is wrong

Every solar system model you've seen is wrong | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Filmmakers map out the true scale of the planets' orbits in the sand.
Al Cannistra's insight:

this will likely change everything you think you know....

more...
No comment yet.