Outbreaks of Futurity
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
Curated by Artur Coelho
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Next Big Future: All quiet on the Russian-Ukraine front as deaths continue with trench war 2.0

Next Big Future: All quiet on the Russian-Ukraine front as deaths continue with trench war 2.0 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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IMAX's "A Beautiful Planet" is a 3D visit to the International Space Station

IMAX's "A Beautiful Planet" is a 3D visit to the International Space Station | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
I’m ashamed to admit that I never learned much about the International Space Station. But after seeing the IMAX 3D documentary A Beautiful Planet, I feel like I spent 45 minutes in it, and it…
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Right place, right tools—Cassini spacecraft captures interstellar dust grains

Right place, right tools—Cassini spacecraft captures interstellar dust grains | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Provides insight into the makeup of the interstellar cloud that formed the Sun.
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The First Launch From Russia's New Cosmodrome

The First Launch From Russia's New Cosmodrome | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The effort marks Moscow’s long-term plan to build a space-launch facility inside the country’s borders.
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The Complex Networks of Our Planet | Next Nature Network

The Complex Networks of Our Planet | Next Nature Network | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This video by Nature explains the complexity of networks on our planet.
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The Internet Really Has Changed Everything. Here’s the Proof. — Backchannel

The Internet Really Has Changed Everything. Here’s the Proof. — Backchannel | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A writer returns to his hometown — once isolated, now connected — to conduct an experiment and answer the unanswerable
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NASA Moves to Begin Historic New Era of X-Plane Research

NASA Moves to Begin Historic New Era of X-Plane Research | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
NASA’s renewed emphasis on X-planes is called, “New Aviation Horizons,” an initiative announced in February as part of the President’s budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2016.
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What It's Like To Be The Only Painter In Antarctica

What It's Like To Be The Only Painter In Antarctica | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
You’ve heard about artists suffering for their work. Lily Simonson had to work fast, before her subjects swam away or before her paint froze. Simonson spent several months in 2014 as the only artist in Antarctica. It wasn’t the weather that drew her there, but the beauty of the continent and its wildlife, which she saw in photographs a scientist brought back."When he showed me photos of life under the sea, i just knew immediately that to me, that was the most beautiful place in the world,
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Gridshifting

Gridshifting | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
You might recall our earlier look at the work of Dutch photographer Gerco de Ruijter, who has been documenting the landscape phenomenon known as “grid corrections,” or where the U.S. road system is…
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Building my perfect dictatorship in 'Democracy 3: Africa'

Building my perfect dictatorship in 'Democracy 3: Africa' | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Positech's Democracy game series has always offered a grotesque caricature of politics. I've put tens of hours into Democracy 3 (D3) in recent years, and th
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How a car engine works

From Jacob O'Neal, a great series of animated GIFs about how internal combustion engines work. There are separate animations of
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Here's How Spacecraft Dashboards Evolved, and Where They're Headed 

Here's How Spacecraft Dashboards Evolved, and Where They're Headed  | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When you drive, the second most important thing you should keep your eyes on is the dashboard of your car (the first thing being the road). In space, however, it’s the controls that are the most essential for navigating and operating your spacecraft. From Gagarin to Scott Kelly, here’s a brief visual history of the human-spacecraft interface.
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NASA gets new Dragon capsule training simulators this year

NASA gets new Dragon capsule training simulators this year | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
With both the SpaceX Dragon and Starliner modules just a few years from their maiden launches, NASA has already started training the crews that will operat
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These Are the Most Serious Catastrophic Threats Faced by Humanity

These Are the Most Serious Catastrophic Threats Faced by Humanity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Oxford’s Global Priorities Project has compiled a list of catastrophes—both natural and self-inflicted—that could kill off 10 percent or more of the human population. It’s a real buzzkill of a report and it says that any of these catastrophes could happen within the next five years.
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How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction

How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The recent announcement that a young paralysed man in Ohio in the US named Ian Burkhart managed to regain the use of his fingers after having a chip implanted in... read more
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King under the mountain: Building Colorado’s Cold War command center

King under the mountain: Building Colorado’s Cold War command center | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A fortress in Colorado rock was a feat of engineering in the 1960s.
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Television Reaches Out, 1939-1949

Television Reaches Out, 1939-1949 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post Here are a few things on the top of the stack in the telecom box--I think that I left them like that as a treat to myself for the next time I opene
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How Driverless Cars Will Change People’s Lives

How Driverless Cars Will Change People’s Lives | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How driverless vehicles could change meetings, manufacturing, safety, and more
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Video Shot From Fighter Jets Will Melt Your Face

Video Shot From Fighter Jets Will Melt Your Face | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
To help Saab Defence and Security capture some spectacular footage of its Gripen fighter jet, a Swedish-based company called Blue Sky used a custom-built gyro-stabilized camera system that can ride along at speeds of over 345 miles per hour.
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Autonomous Weapons "Could Be Developed for Use Within Years," Says Arms-Control Group

Autonomous Weapons "Could Be Developed for Use Within Years," Says Arms-Control Group | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Critics warn that robotic weapons will soon be able to make killing decisions on their own
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A Revolutionary Discovery in China

A Revolutionary Discovery in China | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For over two millennia all our knowledge of China’s great philosophical schools was limited to texts revised after the Qin unification. Earlier versions and competing ideas were lost—until now.
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The Illicit Spelunker Capturing Underground Scenes at Chernobyl

The Illicit Spelunker Capturing Underground Scenes at Chernobyl | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Photos from the most hazardous part of the infamous Reactor No. 4.
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