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 Episode 646: Brace Yourselves…we are back | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:14

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What movie can be completely spoiled by a very small piece of information? On This Day In History for August 4, 2021 This is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1693, that Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon’s invention of champagne; it is not clear whether he actually invented champagne, however he has been credited as an innovator who developed the techniques used to perfect sparkling wine On August 4, 1821, The Saturday Evening Post was published for the first time as a weekly newspaper It was on this date in 1892, that The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home. She was tried and acquitted for the crimes a year later It was 14 years ago today, that NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft was launched Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Irish physicist, astronomer, and mathematician, William Rowan Hamilton, born on this date in 1805. Louis Vuitton, the French fashion designer, founded Louis Vuitton was born 200 years ago today. John Venn, English mathematician and philosopher was born on that same date in 1834. American trumpet player and singer, Louis Armstrong was born 120 years ago today. Born August 4, 1915, American businessman, founded Avis Rent a Car System Warren Avis. Frances E. Allen, the American computer scientist and academic was born 89 years ago today. American actor, Don S. Davis, born on this date in 1942. Also turning 66 today is American actor, director, and screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton. Also born on that same date in 1961,  American lawyer and politician, 44th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate, Barack Obama. Also turning 53 today is South Korean-American actor Daniel Dae Kim. American actress and humanitarian, and member of British Royal Family, Meghan Markle is 40 today. Listener Birthdays 4 – Clark & Diana (Awesome people and the kids of Gary from Jacksonville) 6 – Julie Tomasi 8 – Philippa Ballantine 9 – Matt Coe (WoWaddict) [1991] 9 – Julia Posz – (Technorama Promo) 10 – Sam Martin And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 4, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News CNET: Russia blames software failure for ‘unexpected’ ISS module thruster firing. The Next Web: Google’s ‘time crystals’ could be the greatest scientific achievement of our lifetimes. Hacks & Strange Stories This robot made a 100,000-domino ‘Super Mario Bros.’ mural in 24 hours | Engadget Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Remember When ZME Science: The oldest animal life on Earth was discovered in Canad...

 Episode 645: Completely full, half with liquid and half with air! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:45

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show.   Feedback QOTW: What is the worst season of a good show? Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for June 30, 2021 This is the 181st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 184 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1886, that The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departed from Montreal, Quebec. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4 June 30, 1905, Albert Einstein sent the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduced special relativity, for publication in Annalen der Physik It was also this date in 1906 that The United States Congress passed the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act On June 30, 1908, The Tunguska Event, the largest impact event on Earth in human recorded history, resulted in a massive explosion over Eastern Siberia Also on June 30, 1937, The world’s first emergency telephone number, 999, was introduced in London It was on this date in 1953, that The first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan Also on June 30, 1972, The first leap second was added to the UTC time system Happy birthday goes out on this date to: American actress, singer, and activist, Lena Horne, born on this date in 1917. Born June 30, 1919, American inventor of the modern hot air balloon Ed Yost. American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Paul Berg, born on this date in 1926. American magician and author, Harry Blackstone Jr. was born 87 years ago today. American lieutenant and oceanographer, Robert Ballard, born on this date in 1942. Greek mathematician and academic, Athanassios S. Fokas is 69 today. American computer scientist and programmer, Lynne Jolitz, born on this date in 1961. American-Canadian astrophysicist and academic, Victoria Kaspi is 54 today. Listener Birthdays 30 – Alexis Duran (ADdude) 4 – Mike McBride 6 – Peter (1982, Sweden) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 30, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Zodiac Killer’s Final Two Ciphers Claimed To Be Solved By Amateur Sleuth This Giant Balloon Will Start Flying Travelers to Space in 2024 – Robb Report Security robots expand across U.S., with few tangible results Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Remember When Dirty secrets: sediment DNA reveals a 300,000-year timeline of ancient and modern humans living in Siberia

 Episode 644: Escape Key Minor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:41

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What is a famous movie that you cannot understand the appeal of? Technorama On This Day In History for June 23, 2021 This is the 174th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 191 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1810, that John Jacob Astor formed the Pacific Fur Company It was also this date in 1860 that The United States Congress established the Government Printing Office On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the “Type-Writer” Also today in 1894, The International Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin That same date in 1926, The College Board administered the first SAT exam On June 23, 1931, Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane June 23, 1960, The United States Food and Drug Administration declared Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world It was on this date in 1969, that IBM announced that effective January 1970 it will price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry That same date in 1994, NASA’s Space Station Processing Facility, a new state-of-the-art manufacturing building for the International Space Station, officially opened at Kennedy Space Center. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: English mathematician and computer scientist, Alan Turing, born on this date in 1912. Also turning 101 today is Kuwaiti astronomer Saleh Ajeery. Born June 23, 1922, American lieutenant and physicist Morris R. Jeppson. Donn F. Eisele, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut was born on that same date in 1930. Baron Rees of Ludlow, English cosmologist and astrophysicist, Martin Rees, born on this date in 1942. Also turning 68 today is Armenian physicist, politician and current President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian. American director, producer, and screenwriter, Joss Whedon is 57 today. Listener Birthdays 25 – Mark Sheppard (Wichita, Kansas) Born 1957 25 – Jim Guckin from Philadelphia, Pa 26 – Patrick Norton 26 – Daughter of Will The Computer Guy 27 – Jordan Burkhead, daughter of Chip Burkhead from The Scotchcast 29 – Martin McKeay (Accch, this is the Big 40!) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 23, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News ‘Spider apocalypse’ hits Australia covering countryside in eerie blankets of cobwebs after biblical mouse plague Coelacanth Surprises Scientists Again—It Can Live for 100 Years World’s First Wooden Satellite Set To Launch – Can Plywood Survive in Space? Hacks & Strange Stories

 Episode 643: This Space for Rent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:08

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Voicemail from John Miller Jr. QOTW: What is something free from the internet, which everyone should take advantage of? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for June 16, 2021 This is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1871, that The Universities Tests Act 1871 allowed students to enter the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology) Also on June 16, 1884, The first purpose-built roller coaster, LaMarcus Adna Thompson’s “Switchback Railway”, opened in New York’s Coney Island amusement park That same date in 1903, Roald Amundsen left Oslo, Norway, to commence the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage It was also this date in 1903 that The Ford Motor Company is incorporated 110 years ago today, IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York It was 58 years ago today, as part of the Vostok 6 mission, Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space That same date in 1972, The largest single-site hydroelectric power project in Canada was inaugurated at Churchill Falls Generating Station It was also this date in 1977 that Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL), by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates 9 years ago today, China successfully launched its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, carrying three astronauts, including the first female Chinese astronaut Liu Yang, to the Tiangong-1 orbital module. June 16, 2012, The United States Air Force’s robotic Boeing X-37B spaceplane returned to Earth after a classified 469 -day orbital mission. It was 5 years ago today, that Shanghai Disneyland Park, the first Disney Park in Mainland China, opened to the public. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German mathematician and physicist, Julius Plücker, born on this date in 1801. American tribal leader, Geronimo was born 192 years ago today. Ernst Otto Schlick, German engineer and author was born on that same date in 1840. Russian physicist and mathematician, Alexander Friedmann, born on this date in 1888. American mathematician and astronomer, Peter Stoner was born 133 years ago today. Stan Laurel, the English actor and comedian was born 131 years ago today. Irish computer scientist and entrepreneur; co-founded HP Autonomy, Michael Richard Lynch, born on this date in 1965. American actor, John Cho is 49 today. Listener Birthdays 15 – Miss Eliza Sea from Wingin’ It 3D 16 – Joe Edmisson 16 – Jason from The Angry Geek 17 – Digital Dan from the Hook Show 18 – Luke (platypuss72) from UK 18 – Xianfox from Appleton 19 – Steven (sphen603) from Wichita, Kansas And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June  13, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News

 Episode 642: His name is my name too | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:29

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: Which video game have you accumulated the most hours in? On This Day In History for June 9, 2021 This is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 205 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1534, that Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map the Saint Lawrence River On June 9, 1928, Charles Kingsford Smith completed the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross The USS George Washington was launched. It is the first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine on this date in 1959 Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German astronomer and academic, Johann Gottfried Galle, born on this date in 1812. Pierre Duhem, the French physicist, mathematician, and historian was born 160 years ago today. Born June 9, 1861, Russian-German chemist and physicist Gustav Heinrich Johann Apollon Tammann. Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter was born on that same date in 1891. American guitarist and songwriter, Les Paul, born on this date in 1915. Also born on that same date in 1937,  German hydro-biologist and academic, Harald Rosenthal. American actor, Johnny Depp, born on this date in 1963. Also born on that same date in 1981,  Israeli-American actress, Natalie Portman. Listener Birthdays 10 – Tim (from Australia) 10 – Weber (BTW June 10 – AA was founded 1935) 15 – Miss Eliza Sea from Wingin’ It 3D And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June  9, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News NASA Squid In SpaceX Mission To International Space Station Hacks & Strange Stories How a scientist in a potato field founded the field of radio astronomy Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Thank you Patrons! This show is brought to you by… YOU! Thank you to our Patrons who enable us to keep the show running and bring you special episodes. Alexis Duran Amber Elstad Amy Bowen Avner Braverman Ben Vaughan Brian Brown Chris Mc DanDMan Coyer Dean Jensen Denise Inglis Gary Lindros Harold McInstry John Clifford John Noble Jorge Schrauwen Kristina Kyle Nishioka Leon Mark Kilfoil Mike Wills Chris Martinez Saturday Morning Media Stephen Wesche Steve Therrien Steve Cody Stewe Lundin If you want to become a patron, visit our Patreon Page. We’ve got various levels of donations and in return we have various patron packages including a special “after show” we record just for the patrons! patreon.com/technoramapodcast  Pass me the remote Chuck: “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – the touring years” (Hulu)

 Episode 641: Chemists have all the Solutions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:59

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What fictional character should have been hit with a huge lawsuit at the end of the story? Technorama Kreg On This Day In History for May 26, 2021 This is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 961, that King Otto I elected his 6 -year-old son Otto II as heir apparent and co-ruler of the East Frankish Kingdom. He is crowned at Aachen, and placed under the tutelage of his grandmother Matilda. Also on May 26, 1869, Boston University was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Charles Dow published the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average on this date in 1896 Also on May 26, 1897, Dracula, a Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, was published 94 years ago today, The last Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles. Also on May 26, 1967, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. It was also this date in 1969 that Apollo 10 returned to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing It was on this date in 1970, that The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 became the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2 Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French-English mathematician and theorist, Abraham de Moivre, born on this date in 1667. Born May 26, 1907, American actor, director, and producer John Wayne. Peter Cushing, English actor, was born on that same date in 1913. American actor, James Arness was born 98 years ago today. Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader was born on that same date in 1926. American pathologist, author, and assisted suicide activist, Jack Kevorkian was born 93 years ago today. American singer-songwriter, Stevie Nicks is 73 today. Also turning 72 today is American computer programmer, who developed the first wiki Ward Cunningham. American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Hank Williams Jr. is 72 today. Sally Ride, American physicist and astronaut, founded Sally Ride Science was born on that same date in 1951. American astronomer and academic, Amanda Bauer is 42 today. Listener Birthdays 26 – Eli Yukelzon 27 – Tonya from Dancing With Elephants 28 – Chris Martens, Host of The Jesus Geeks, Z Net Central, and Producer of On The Edge Of Darkness 30 – Petri Lopia 31 – Troy Dunlavy 1 – Selganor And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 26, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Magnets could fundamentally change comgputing | Popular Science Handwritten letter by Albert Einstein with famous E = mc2 equation gets $1.2M at auction Hacks & Strange Stories Engineer Builds Obstacle Course to Protect His Nuts From Th...

 Episode 640: Wagon train…to the stars! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:42

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show Feedback QOTW: What’s a quote that permanently changed the way you look at things? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for May 19, 2021 This is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 226 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1743, that Jean-Pierre Christin developed the centigrade temperature scale Also on May 19, 1961, Venera 1 became the first man-made object to fly by another planet by passing Venus (the probe had lost contact with Earth a month earlier and did not send back any data) 59 years ago today, A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy took place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight was Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of “Happy Birthday” May 19, 1971, Mars 2 was launched by the Soviet Union On May 19, 1996, Space Shuttle Endeavour was launched on mission STS-77. Also today in 2000, Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched on mission STS-101 to resupply the International Space Station. It was on this date in 2018, that The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, with an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion Happy birthday goes out on this date to: American businessman and philanthropist, Johns Hopkins, born on this date in 1795. John Jacob Abel, American biochemist and pharmacologist was born on that same date in 1857. Born May 19, 1903, American scientist Ruth Ella Moore. American minister and activist, Malcolm X, born on this date in 1925. English engineer and businessman, founded Lotus Cars, Colin Chapman was born 93 years ago today. Dick Scobee, the American colonel, pilot, and astronaut was born 82 years ago today. American computer scientist, founded Digital Research Inc., Gary Kildall, born on this date in 1942. Jamaican-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress, Grace Jones is 73 today. American singer-songwriter and bass player, Dusty Hill, born on this date in 1949. Joey Ramone, American singer-songwriter was born on that same date in 1951. Canadian-American computer scientist, created Java, James Gosling is 66 today. Listener Birthdays 14 – JPCJ 22 – Tim Elliott 23 – Kris Ziel Host and producer of The AVScast and 24 Under Review 26 – Eli Yukelzon And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May  19, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. chuckchat.com/birthday News Neural Interface Lets Man Type On Computer By Imagining Handwriting : Shots – Health News : NPR Former Navy pilot says flight crews observed UFOs off Atlantic Coast “every day for at least a couple years” – CBS News Venus Flyby Reveals Low-Frequency Radio Signal Detected in The Planet’s Atmosphere Hacks & Strange Stories

 Episode 639: Forget Costs. Neutrons are free of charge. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:54

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What was the most overrated product you have purchased? On This Day In History for May 5, 2021 This is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 240 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1494, that Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Jamaica and claimed it for Spain. Also today in 1809, Mary Kies became the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread Also on May 5, 1835, The first railway in continental Europe opened between Brussels and Mechelen It was 130 years ago today, that The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) had its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor It was on this date in 1925, that John T. Scopes was served an arrest warrant, as part of the Scopes Trial, for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act That same date in 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into outer space, on a sub-orbital flight It was 1 years ago today that The National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease and desist order to ABS-CBN to stop the operations of its free TV and radio stations one day after their 25 -year congressional franchise expired. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German geographer and academic, Ferdinand von Richthofen, born on this date in 1833. Born May 5, 1883, American mathematician Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler. Helen Redfield, the American geneticist was born 121 years ago today. Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1921. Born May 5, 1923, Canadian mathematician Cathleen Synge Morawetz. English actor and screenwriter, Michael Palin, born on this date in 1943. Also turning 77 today is Welsh actor and screenwriter John Rhys-Davies. American screenwriter and producer, Josh Weinstein is 55 today. English singer-songwriter, Adele, born on this date in 1988. Listener Birthdays 5 – Joe Mieczkowski host of Onthepodcast 6 – Amber Pace (not really a listener, but a mother and a wife of listeners) 6 – Bill Barbour 6 – Steve Bickle 6 – Brian Brown 8 – Curtis Parish And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May  5, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News MIT: On Course to Create a Fusion Power Plant Toyota built an internal combustion engine that sips hydrogen, and it sounds awesome – SlashGear China has a satellite with an arm – and America worries it could be used to snatch other spacecraft • The Register Hacks & Strange Stories Genius Turns Old Android Phone With a Dead Battery Into an Android Auto Machine – autoevolution Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically.

 Episode 638a: Space it up! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:21

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What is a lifehack that seems fake, but is a true lifesaver? Technorama Chuck Kreg VM from Stewe from Sweden On This Day In History for April 28, 2021 This is the 118th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 247 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1789, Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returned to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island as part of Mutiny on the Bounty Also on April 28, 1923, Wembley Stadium was opened, named initially as the Empire Stadium April 28, 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to demonstrate that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia Also today in 1973, The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, recorded in Abbey Road Studios went to number one on the US Billboard chart, beginning a record-breaking 741 -week chart run On April 28, 1986, The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise became the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea April 28, 1986, High levels of radiation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster were detected at a nuclear power plant in Sweden, leading Soviet authorities to publicly announce the accident Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician and academic, Sylvestre François Lacroix, born on this date in 1765. Polish-British engineer, mathematician, and physicist., Hertha Marks Ayrton was born 167 years ago today. Born April 28, 1863, Russian engineer Nikolai von Meck. American actor and director, Lionel Barrymore, born on this date in 1878. Jan Oort, the Dutch astronomer and academic was born 121 years ago today. Czech-German businessman, Oskar Schindler was born 113 years ago today. Eugene Merle Shoemaker, the American geologist and astronomer was born 93 years ago today. Swedish-American actress, singer, and dancer, Ann-Margret, born on this date in 1941. Born April 28, 1948, English journalist, author, and screenwriter Terry Pratchett. Also turning 71 today is American comedian, talk show host, and producer Jay Leno. Also born on that same date in 1952,  American actress, Mary McDonnell. Listener Birthdays 29 – Shepherd Thom from outside of the known universe 29 – Timothy Karre 29 – Dhruv Gupta 30 – Julio Diaz (JulioTijuana) 3 – Keao Wright 3 – Leon And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 28, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Special Ops Soldier With Jetpack Boards Ship in Amazing Video Bacteria from a Brazilian copper mine work a striking transformation on an essential metal – The Academic Times

 Episode 637: We are definitely something! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:35

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What item today is prohibitively expensive but will be mainstream in 60 years from now? Technorama Chuck Kreg Email From Kyle:  “The tech that is prohibitively expensive now but will be cheap in the future is CRISPR (i.e. gene editing), and possibly quantum computing.  I can easily imagine the cost of gene editing to come down in the future because what kind of parents wouldn’t want to engineer their own babies? Quantum computers OTOH is looking more like the flying car.  It’s something that sounds cool, costs way too much and has no reason to be developed for general consumers. BTW, Googling for flying cars these days is interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZIpG7hFHEw“ Postal mail from Stewe Lundin John Miller Jr. – Voicemail On This Day In History for April 21, 2021 This is the 111st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 254 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 753 BC, that Romulus founded Rome (traditional date) The Laguna Copperplate Inscription (the earliest known written document found in what is now the Philippines): the Commander-in-Chief of the Kingdom of Tondo, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah, pardoned from all debt the Honourable Namwaran and his relations on this date in 900 Also today in 1615, The Wignacourt Aqueduct was inaugurated in Malta It was 59 years ago today, that The Seattle World’s Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opened. It was the first World’s Fair in the United States since World War II The 1964 -1965 New York World’s Fair opened for its second and final season on this date in 1965 Also on April 21, 1972, Astronauts John Young and Charles Duke flew Apollo 16’s Apollo Lunar Module to the Moon’s surface, the fifth NASA Apollo Program crewed lunar landing. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician, Jean-Baptiste Biot, born on this date in 1774. John Muir, Scottish-American environmentalist and author was born on that same date in 1838. Born April 21, 1882, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Percy Williams Bridgman. Russian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Paul Karrer, born on this date in 1889. Queen of the United Kingdom and her other realms, Elizabeth II is 95 today. Also turning 74 today is American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor Iggy Pop. American actor and producer, Tony Danza is 70 today. Also born on that same date in 1979,  Scottish actor, James McAvoy. Listener Birthdays 21 – Kim and Kreg’s Anniversary 26 – Stewe Lundin – Sweden And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 21, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Seeing Quadruple: Artificial Intelligence Leads to Discovery That Can Help Solve Cosmo...

 Episode 636: The Simple Truth is… | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:53

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Email – Edward Chase In the latest episode, 634, Kreg mentions having a lien on his house for an unreturned VCR rental.  Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, I believe.  He states that he paid the $80 lien, but also mentioned that the video store was no longer in business.  So my question is, who did Kreg pay? Voicemail –  Amy Bowen Voicemail – Brian from Minnesota “Hey Tiffany Craig, this is Brian from Blaine Minnesota. Hey, I’ve been watching Battlestar Galactica still holds up the phone with you guys about Battlestar, almost one and the same guys. Thanks. Talk to you later. Bye.” QOTW: Even if you are an adult, what is something that you are never truly too old for? Technorama Kreg On This Day In History for April 14, 2021 This is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1561, that A celestial phenomenon was reported over Nuremberg, described as an aerial battle. U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was shot in Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth on this date in 1865; Lincoln lived till the following day. Also on April 14, 1894, the first ever commercial motion picture house opened in New York City, United States, using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films. That same date in 1902, James Cash Penney opened his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Also today in 1912, the British passenger liner RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 23:40 (sinks morning of April 15th) 94 years ago today, the first Volvo car premiered in Gothenburg, Sweden That same date in 1928, a German Junkers W 33 type aircraft, reached Greenly Island, Canada – the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west Also today in 1939, The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck was first published by the Viking Press It was on this date in 1958, that the Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 fell from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days. This was the first spacecraft to carry a living animal, a female dog named Laika, who likely lived only a few hours On April 14, 1981, STS-1: The first operational Space Shuttle, Columbia completed its first test flight It was 18 years ago today, that The Human Genome Project was completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99% Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer, and physicist was born on that same date in 1629. Flemish cartographer and geographer, Abraham Ortelius, born on this date in 1527. English barrister and one time owner of Stonehenge, Cecil Chubb, born on this date in 1876. Born April 14, 1882, German-Austrian physicist and philosopher Moritz Schlick. Also born on that same date in 1932,  American singer-songwriter and musician, Loretta Lynn. Armenian-Russian nuclear physicist, Yuri Oganessian, born on this date in 1933. Also turning 79 today is Russian engineer and astronaut Valentin Lebedev. Also born on that same date in 1950,  American physician and geneticist, Francis Collins. American actor, Anthony Michael Hall, born on this date in 1968. Also born on that same date in 1977,  American actress and producer, Sarah Michelle Gellar. Listener Birthdays 7 – P.C. Haring 14 – Danny Harnish

 Episode 635: No Joke | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:47

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What is your favorite opening scene to a movie?? Technorama Podcast Kreg Chuck On This Day In History for March 31, 2021 This is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 275 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1889, that The Eiffel Tower was officially opened. On March 31, 1918, Daylight saving time went into effect in the United States for the first time It was 91 years ago today, that The Motion Picture Production Code was instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty-eight years It was on this date in 1951, that Remington Rand delivered the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau 55 years ago today, The Soviet Union launched Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon That same date in 1970, Explorer 1 re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere after 12 years in orbit On March 31, 1998, Netscape released Mozilla source code under an open source license Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician and philosopher, René Descartes, born on this date in 1596. Born March 31, 1730, French mathematician and theorist Étienne Bézout. Dutch-American astronomer and academic, Adriaan van Maanen was born 137 years ago today. Australian-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, William Lawrence Bragg, born on this date in 1890. Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Sin-Itiro Tomonaga was born 115 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1943,  American actor, Christopher Walken. Also turning 76 today is American computer scientist and engineer, founder of Pixar, Edwin Catmull. American soldier and politician, 45th Vice President of the United States and Nobel Prize laureate (and reported inventor of the Internet), Al Gore, born on this date in 1948. Listener Birthdays 4 – Brian K 4 – Joel McLaughlin (aka Gorkon) 4 – Amy Bowen 5 – Chad Davis, Jon Issler (hsteckylf) 5 – Griffin Sylvester (Ildreancipher) 5 – Martine Tysmans – citytrips, travelling, jokes… (in Dutch) 5 – Ringmaster Greg from Dancing With Elephants 6 – Trevor Litecky (future Geek) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March 31, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Space junk removal: Mission to clean up debris with magnets set for launch – CNN Rocket debris lit up PNW skies, Harvard and Smithsonian astronomer says | KATU Asteroid Apophis won’t impact Earth for at least a century, NASA finds – CNN Event Horizon...

 Episode 634: My spirit animal is a tribble | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:07

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What would 12 year-old you never believe about adult you? Technorama Kreg Chuck On This Day In History for March 24, 2021 This is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 282 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1721, that Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, now commonly called the Brandenburg Concertos On March 24, 1882, Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis It was on this date in 1900, that Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck broke ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn It was 63 years ago today, that Rock ‘n’ roll teen idol Elvis Presley was drafted in the U.S. Army It was on this date in 1965, that Images from the Ranger 9 lunar probe were broadcast live on network television Also today in 1993, Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 That same date in 1998, First computer-assisted Bone Segment Navigation, performed at the University of Regensburg, Germany Happy birthday goes out on this date to: English carpenter and clock-maker, invented the Marine chronometer, John Harrison, born on this date in 1693. Born March 24, 1820, French physicist and academic Edmond Becquerel. American soldier, geologist, and explorer, John Wesley Powell was born 187 years ago today. Joseph Stefan, the Austrian physicist, mathematician, and poet was born 186 years ago today. Born March 24, 1874, Hungarian-Jewish American magician and actor Harry Houdini. Peter Debye, the Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate was born 137 years ago today. German astronomer and author, Walter Baade, born on this date in 1893. American animator, director, and producer, co-created Mickey Mouse, Ub Iwerks was born 120 years ago today. American criminal, Clyde Barrow, born on this date in 1909. Born March 24, 1911, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera Joseph Barbera. Norman Fell, American actor was born on that same date in 1924. Steve McQueen, the American actor and producer was born 91 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1951,  American fashion designer, founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, Tommy Hilfiger. American actor and comedian, Louie Anderson, born on this date in 1953. American businessman, Steve Ballmer is 65 today. Also turning 61 today is German singer-songwriter and actress Nena. Listener Birthdays 25 – Nicholas St Gabriel 26 – Chuck Tomasi 26 – Brina Baird in Hampton, VA 29 – Marc Blackburn  And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February  17, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Researcher finds a better way to tap into the brain

 Episode 633: What’s your Boggle? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:49

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: The last thing you Googled is what kills you. So, how do you die? Technorama Kreg Chuck On This Day In History for March 17, 2021 This is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 289 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1852, that Annibale De Gasparis discovered in Naples the asteroid Psyche from the north dome of the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte Also today in 1941, In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art was officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. On March 17, 1947, First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber. Also today in 1950, Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announced the creation of element 98, which they name “californium”. Also on March 17, 1958, The United States launched the first solar-powered satellite, which is also the first satellite to achieve a long-term orbit. On March 17, 1966, Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the DSV Alvin submarine found a missing American hydrogen bomb Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German engineer and businessman, co-founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, Gottlieb Daimler, born on this date in 1834. Charles F. Brush, the American businessman and philanthropist, co-invented the Arc lamp was born 172 years ago today. Born March 17, 1919, American singer, pianist, and television host Nat King Cole. James Irwin, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut was born on that same date in 1930. English-American chemist and toxicologist, David Peakall was born 90 years ago today. American admiral, pilot, and astronaut, Ken Mattingly is 85 today. Also born on that same date in 1939,  English sailor and first person to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe, Robin Knox-Johnston. American actor, director, and producer, Patrick Duffy is 72 today. American actor, director, and bass player, Gary Sinise, born on this date in 1955. Also born on that same date in 1964,  American actor and producer, Rob Lowe. Listener Birthdays 18 – Gregory Lemon @ GregoryLemon.com 19 – JT Shea of The Gigcast and JT Ukes at 40 19 – Michael R. Mennenga 21 – Krazy Joe Fiore, MegaPodTasticand Honey, You’ve *GOT* to See This! 23 – Steve Riekeberg a.k.a. MissingIntellect of Geek Cred 23 – Richard Parkman And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March 17, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Inventor of cassette tape Lou Ottens passed away | Financial – Netherlands News Live Pigs show potential for ‘remarkable’ level of behavioral, mental flexibility in new study | EurekAlert! Science News NASA is naming the rocks and soil on Mars in the...

 Episode 632: Remastered in 4k | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:51

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What movie prop would you give real money to have in real life? Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for March 10, 2021 This is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 296 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1876, that The first successful test of a telephone was made by Alexander Graham Bell. 130 years ago today, Almon Strowger patented the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching. It was on this date in 1977, that Astronomers discovered the rings of Uranus. Also on March 10, 2000, The Dot-com bubble peaked with the NASDAQ Composite stock market index reaching 5,048.62. On March 10, 2006, The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived on Mars. The World Health Organization officially announces the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. on this date in 2020. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German-Dutch alchemist and chemist, Johann Rudolf Glauber, born on this date in 1604. Alfred Peet, Dutch-American businessman, founded Peet’s Coffee & Tea was born on that same date in 1920. American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Val Logsdon Fitch, born on this date in 1923. Also born on that same date in 1956,  English actor, producer, and screenwriter, Robert Llewellyn. American actress and producer, Sharon Stone is 63 today. Born March 10, 1961, American captain, physician, and astronaut Laurel Clark. Listener Birthdays 7 – Ben Maddox a.k.a. CptRootbeer 7 – Caleb from Dancing With Elephants 8 – Ali Zein Yousuf a.k.a. superAL1394 8 – BJ Keifer a.k.a bjk 11 – Andy Helsby of Absoblogginlutely! 11 – Ken Kitzman a.k.a kitzken 13 – Johanna Gonzalez a.k.a. MightyJo 14 – Pi Day (3/14) 16 – Michelle Lopez a.k.a. CntrySigns And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February  17, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit chuckchat.com/birthday or look for the Birthday Calendar link on our website. News Mars rover’s giant parachute carried secret message NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars is carrying an adorable ‘family portrait’ of Martian rovers | Space Photos of Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie and others come alive (creepily), thanks to AI | Live Science Warp Drive Is No Longer Science Fiction | IE Hacks & Strange Stories The Ready! Model 100 is a Raspberry Pi enclosure for cyberpunk enthusiasts | Engadget Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Face...

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