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Hyperlapse video shows off Tokyo's Yurikamome railway (Wired UK)

Hyperlapse video shows off Tokyo's Yurikamome railway (Wired UK) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Vimeo and YouTuber Darwinfish105 has put together a jaw-dropping hyperlapse video shot from the front of Tokyo's fully-automated Yurikamome transit system
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cidade enquanto abstracção.

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Great Aspirations of the Iron Age by James Romm

Great Aspirations of the Iron Age by James  Romm | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, presents a vast panorama of the Iron Age and an exploration of the commerce and connections between its major civilizations.
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Cleaning bot operators get censored view of your home - tech - 03 December 2014 - New Scientist

Cleaning bot operators get censored view of your home - tech - 03 December 2014 - New Scientist | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Will blurring the video feed recorded by a cleaning robot be enough for us to let strangers on the internet operate them remotely in our homes?
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Centaurs, Soviets, and Seltzer Seas: Mariner 2's Venusian Adventure (1962) | WIRED

Centaurs, Soviets, and Seltzer Seas: Mariner 2's Venusian Adventure (1962) | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Hydrogen is the most common kind of normal matter in the universe. Perhaps the universe is trying to tell us something, for the most common chemical element makes an excellent energetic rocket fuel. That does not mean, however, that it is easy to manage. Odorless and colorless hydrogen gas becomes liquid, and thus dense enough…
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#algopop

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Oscar Insurance fitness tracking
Oscar Insurance is a new insurance company that will reward you for staying healthy. It knows of its customer’s health because it tracks them using Misfit fitness...
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ok, isto aconteceu mais depressa do que esperava. preparem-se: num futuro próximo, fazer um seguro vai implicar aderir a estas tecnologias e ver o preço dos prémios a variar de acordo com os nossos comportamentos. 

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How the World Changed in 2014

How the World Changed in 2014 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
From industrial robots to wheat production to female billionaires, the statistics that lurked behind the scenes this year
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como é bom viver num mundo em que os bilionários são uma espécie em vias de expansão! (a pobreza global também, mas isso não interessa)

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Weird Tokyo: the city's quirkiest attractions - mapped - Telegraph

An interactive guide to Tokyo's most bizarre sights, from owl and bunny cafes to pachinko parlours, robot cabaret and cosplay
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BruceS — space-pics: GSLV MK III - India’s New Deity...

BruceS — space-pics: GSLV MK III - India’s New Deity... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
space-pics:
“ GSLV MK III - India’s New Deity
http://space-pics.tumblr.com/

*I’m thinking there must be some time-lapse action here, because India’s shiniest new space gizmo doesn’t usually have...
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By 2025, the Definition of 'Privacy' Will Have Changed

By 2025, the Definition of 'Privacy' Will Have Changed | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In a new paper from Pew, experts warn that surveillance-free spaces are disappearing.
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Rare World War I Propaganda Shows the Biomech Soldier of 100 Years Ago

Rare World War I Propaganda Shows the Biomech Soldier of 100 Years Ago | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One hundred years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century, the first golden age of advertising met humanity's deadliest conflict: the First World War. The emerging art of graphic design, aided by the invention of lithography and later chromolithography, was suddenly used for propaganda--and the results were terrific: a bold, optimistic, merry and extremely fictive vision of a gory war that killed millions.
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How Technology Brought Us Closer to the Future in 2014

How Technology Brought Us Closer to the Future in 2014 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
As the year draws to a close, it’s worth glancing over our shoulder. What technologies and themes were brightest in 2014? Read on. (And keep in
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Rolls Royce reveals 'roboships' with augmented reality control desks

Rolls Royce reveals 'roboships' with augmented reality control desks | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The windows of the bridge serve as augmented reality displays of the vessel's surroundings, including visualisation of potential hazards that would otherwise be invisible to the human eye.
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The World As Seen By a Self-Driving Car

The World As Seen By a Self-Driving Car | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For self-driving cars to work safely, we need better maps—much better maps. These maps will not only need to know where the roads are. They'll need to show real-time details as general as traffic patterns and as specific the number of inches to the curb. They'll also need to cover millions of miles worth of road.
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Modern Technology Brings Ancient Greek Vases to Life

Modern Technology Brings Ancient Greek Vases to Life | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Panoply is a project that combines the animation talents of Steve K. Simons and the ancient Greek history expertise Sonya Nevin to produce beautiful animations of the scenes on artifact vases. Above is their version of the Pandora myth, developed from a circa 450BCE vase of a woman holding a casket and the descriptions of the myth from young students.
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December 21st, Photo of the Sun Taken at Fifteen-Minute Intervals

December 21st, Photo of the Sun Taken at Fifteen-Minute Intervals | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Originally posted on Ipernity: December 21st, Photo of the Sun Taken at Fifteen-Minute Intervals. "December 21st, Photo of Sun at 15 Minute Intervals." A real photo postcard showing a time-lapsed image of the sun taken on December 21, the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year. Year and location unknown, but possibly taken somewhere in Alaska where daylight lasts less than four hours in some areas.
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An affordable holodeck for civil engineers | KurzweilAI

An affordable holodeck for civil engineers | KurzweilAI | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
VuePod (credit: BYU) Brigham Young University (BYU) student civil engineers have constructed an affordable 3D immersive visualization system from commercial
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How airplanes are made

How airplanes are made | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Building a commercial airplane is a monumental task. It takes around 4,000 really smart engineers over 7 years of planning to make one of those flying tubes with countless experts testing and re-testing each individual part (and there are 2.65 million parts in an Airbus A350). This video shows you how they make one.
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What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet

Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the observations of Melvin Kranzberg, argues that "technology is neither good nor evil. The most...
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Sylvia Berryman: The Mechanical Hypothesis in Ancient Greek Natural Philosophy (2009) — Monoskop Log

Sylvia Berryman: The Mechanical Hypothesis in Ancient Greek Natural Philosophy (2009) — Monoskop Log | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Writings on art, culture, and media technology
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21 "Then & Now" Ads That Show The Awkward Evolution Of Our Favorite Tech

21 "Then & Now" Ads That Show The Awkward Evolution Of Our Favorite Tech | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We've come a long way, baby.
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Quadriplegic shapes robot hand with her thoughts | KurzweilAI

Quadriplegic shapes robot hand with her thoughts | KurzweilAI | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Controlling a robot arm with her thoughts, quadriplegic shapes the hand into four positions (credit: Journal of Neural Engineering/IOP Publishing) In an
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Sneaky Impersonator Robots Are Taking Over the Web

Sneaky Impersonator Robots Are Taking Over the Web | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A new report finds overall bot traffic dipped, but "bad robots" are on the rise.
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Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » So does the hacking of Sony signify a new era in cyberwarfare?

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Les premières vagues extraterrestres détectées sur Titan

Les premières vagues extraterrestres détectées sur Titan | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
La sonde Cassini a découvert la présence de vagues à la surface des deux plus grandes mers d'hydrocarbures situées à la surface de Titan, la plus grosse lune de Saturne.

Via Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET
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surf's up on Titan!

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