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The Lint of the Material -

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Sven Birkerts doesn’t have a cell phone. Never did and never will. He doesn’t want to be that alienated.
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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Controversial Religious Icon Barbie Exhibit Cancelled Due To Death Threats

Controversial Religious Icon Barbie Exhibit Cancelled Due To Death Threats | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Most religions take their iconic figures very seriously, and true believers don’t take kindly to people using their icons as the inspiration for products that could be seen as blasphemous. Artists Emiliano Paolini and Marianela Perelli discovered just how serious the Catholic Church takes their icons when the duo announced they were creating Barbie dolls based on popular religious figures.The proposed series would include Barbie dressed as the Virgin Mary, Kali, and the Virgin of Guad
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tempo de teia: Scratch: do MIT para Harvard... novos espaços, recursos renovados.

tempo de teia: Scratch: do MIT para Harvard... novos espaços, recursos renovados. | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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há aqui qualquer coisa que me está a escapar. harvard? file for later, para análise cuidada.

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HP calls time, will shut down webOS support on January 15th, 2015

HP calls time, will shut down webOS support on January 15th, 2015 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Still hauling that Palm Pre around without a care in the world? Sorry to say but there's a nasty surprise coming your way just after the holidays. HP has
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adeus, Palm OS. passámos bons tempos juntos, nos velhos tempos dos veneráveis palm professional, palm III e palm zire. 

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Did Jesus Save the Klingons?

Did Jesus Save the Klingons? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If or when we make contact with extraterrestrials, the effect on our religious sensibilities will be profound, says astronomer David Weintraub
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Super-Intelligent Humans Are Coming - Issue 18: Genius - Nautilus

Super-Intelligent Humans Are Coming - Issue 18: Genius - Nautilus | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Lev Landau, a Nobelist and one of the fathers of a great school of Soviet physics, had a logarithmic scale for ranking theorists,…
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What Revolution Looks Like On Instagram

What Revolution Looks Like On Instagram | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A computer scientist makes sense of 13,000 pictures taken during the 144 hours that changed Ukraine.
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the revolution will not be televised. the revolution will be instagrammed.

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How WWI Shaped Air Combat — And Still Influences Modern Missions

How WWI Shaped Air Combat — And Still Influences Modern Missions | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Planes first appeared over a century ago, but they've changed considerably since then. What hasn't changed, however, is their role in controlling the air, striking, reconnaissance, and mobility — the roots of which go back back to the first World War.
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An Egyptian Intervention in Libya

An Egyptian Intervention in Libya | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Three years after the overthrow of Qaddafi, the country remains unable to combat an Islamist insurgency without outside help.
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Where the Tea Party Rules

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Lima, Ohio, has been struggling for decades – and the GOP’s radical policies are making it even worse.
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Bounty From a 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck: Statues, Spears, Mysterious Astronomical Devices (Video)

Bounty From a 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck: Statues, Spears, Mysterious Astronomical Devices (Video) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
First discovered more than 100 years ago off the remote island of Antikythera in Southern Greece, the wreck includes statues, jewelry, and a complex astronomical mechanism. This past month, a new team returned to the site.
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The U.S. Won't Say What Its Secret Space Drone Did for Two Years

The U.S. Won't Say What Its Secret Space Drone Did for Two Years | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Experts say the highly classified plane—which returns to Earth today—could be testing spacecraft longevity or developing anti-satellite weapons.
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The Air Force's Mysterious Spy Plane Is Landing After 2 Years in Space

The Air Force's Mysterious Spy Plane Is Landing After 2 Years in Space | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For nearly two years, the Air Force's X-37B autonomous space plane has been circling around the Earth doing who knows what. Now it's finally coming back to Earth, carrying all its secrets with it.
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Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit

Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The U.S. Air Force's top secret X-37B Space Plane made a not-so-secret return to Earth this morning, landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after an impressive 674 days in orbit.
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5 Conspiracy Theories That Are So Dumb They're Brilliant

5 Conspiracy Theories That Are So Dumb They're Brilliant | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Here are five of the most ridiculously awesome conspiracy theories we've heard recently.
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Sloviansk: A City With PTSD

Sloviansk: A City With PTSD | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
There may be a 'ceasefire' in eastern Ukraine, but that's cold comfort for the war's survivors.
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Homer's Last Theorem

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A look into the deep, dark, strangely complicated world of Simpsons mathematics. By Simon Singh.
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Book review: Imagine Architecture. Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm - we make money not art

Book review: Imagine Architecture. Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm - we make money not art | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Travel Through Time With These Strange and Beautiful Visualizations of the Universe | WIRED

Travel Through Time With These Strange and Beautiful Visualizations of the Universe | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What does the universe look like? How about the sun, moon, planets, and stars? These are probably question that humans have been asking themselves ever since we first looked up at the sky. A new book, Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time, looks at the imaginative variety of ways that people have answered these questions throughout…
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Realistic Japanese doll dispenses drinks when you squeeze her breasts

Realistic Japanese doll dispenses drinks when you squeeze her breasts | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Check out the latest hit at Japanese parties: $5,000 latex dolls that pour drinks from their nipples when you squeeze their boobs. It looks disturbing. What's going to be next, Japan? Male and female android fountains wandering around parties serving drinks from their lower naughty bits? But of course.
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creepy old men squeezing robotic breasts. how ballardian. 

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Dreaming a Different Apollo | WIRED

Dreaming a Different Apollo | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Apollo didn’t die; it was killed. The Apollo Program might have continued for many years, evolving constantly to achieve new goals at relatively low cost. Instead, programs designed to give Apollo a future beyond the first lunar landing began to feel the brunt of cuts even before Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. By…
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A tale of sex, greed and Filipinos on Coney Island

A tale of sex, greed and Filipinos on Coney Island | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 1905, a small tribe from the Philippines appeared at Coney Island as a "human exhibit." Journalist Claire Prentice chronicles their experiences in her latest book, "The Lost Tribes of Coney Island," which we've excerpted here.
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