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Beer Domesticated Man - Issue 8: Home - Nautilus

Beer Domesticated Man - Issue 8: Home - Nautilus | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The domestication of wild grains has played a major role in human evolution, facilitating the transition from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle…
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Is This Semi-Autonomous Mini Submarine The SEALs' Next Super Weapon?

Is This Semi-Autonomous Mini Submarine The SEALs' Next Super Weapon? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
U.S. Navy SEALs have to infiltrate and exfiltrate from some of the most hostile areas on earth, and often times they travel underwater to do so. The Mark 8 SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) has been used in various configurations for decades for this mission, and after previous tries to replace it, a group with an incredible maritime tech pedigree thinks they have the solution.http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/confessions-of... Confessions Of A U.S. Navy Submarine Officer Confessions Of A U.S. Navy Sub
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Beauties and their Bombers: Meet the “Top Gun” Heroines of WW2

Beauties and their Bombers: Meet the “Top Gun” Heroines of WW2 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The term war hero doesn't usually bring to mind images of it-girls or front page glamour shots... But the ladies of the female section of the British Air T
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Exit Interview: I'm A Crypto-Specialist Working To Secure the Internet For A Billion People

Exit Interview: I'm A Crypto-Specialist Working To Secure the Internet For A Billion People | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It’s 2015, and living half your life online is unavoidable. Our personal computers have become like extensions of our brains and bodies, portals to a world...
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The process of launching a nuclear missile is completely riveting

The process of launching a nuclear missile is completely riveting | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This video is more intense and more suspenseful and got me more scared than any movie I’ve watched this year. Veritasium dug into the actual process involved in launching a nuclear missile from its silo and the retro-tech combined with its quaint fail safes and cute ignition all under the backdrop of the disastrous power of a nuke, makes for a truly captivating watch.
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veritasium rocks!

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The Unsafe House — Matter — Medium

The Unsafe House - Matter - Medium
The narco pulled three steel thermoses out of his desk. The flasks were the size and shape of mortar rounds.
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Svetlana Savitskaya Became The First Woman To Walk In Space In 1984

Svetlana Savitskaya Became The First Woman To Walk In Space In 1984 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
On July 25th, 1984, Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space when she conducted an EVA outside the Soviet Union’s Salyut 7 space station.
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Next Big Future: China selling more military equipment to South American countries

Next Big Future: China selling more military equipment to South American countries | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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First near-Earth-size planet in “habitable zone” around sun-like star confirmed by NASA

First near-Earth-size planet in “habitable zone” around sun-like star confirmed by NASA | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Space truth, more awesome than fiction.
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"It's a Unix system, I know this"

"It's a Unix system, I know this" | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Hold onto your butts, gang... I just found out, via Pixar's Michael B. Johnson, that the 3D file manager that Lex uses in Jurass
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The Windows Start menu saga, from 1993 to today

The Windows Start menu saga, from 1993 to today | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One of Windows 10's biggest "new" features has a pedigree that spans two decades.
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Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep

Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“Our original version had an auto-firing system,” he explains. “But all of our customers asked for safeguards to be implemented. Technologically it wasn’t a problem for us. But they were concerned the gun might make a mistake.”
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eek: "“Our original version had an auto-firing system,” he explains. “But all of our customers asked for safeguards to be implemented. Technologically it wasn’t a problem for us. But they were concerned the gun might make a mistake.”"

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Before the Internet, This Archaic Machine Is How Photos Were Transmitted

Before the Internet, This Archaic Machine Is How Photos Were Transmitted | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Well before the internet made it a breeze to instantly send a photo from one side of the world to the other, this ancient-looking machine, the United Press International UPI Model 16-S, scanned black and white photos and sent them across the globe via phone lines.
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This Is What Happens When You Dissolve an Antacid On the Space Station

This Is What Happens When You Dissolve an Antacid On the Space Station | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Drop an antacid into water here on Earth and you’ve got yourself a glass of fizzy water. Do the same thing up on the space station, and you’ve just made yourself a disco ball.
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gravity disco ball!

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JF Ptak Science Books: Tubular, Streamlined Boat Constructiuon, 1935/6

JF Ptak Science Books: Tubular, Streamlined Boat Constructiuon, 1935/6 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Post 2504 Leonard R. Bester was a marine architect and naval engineer who produced this very interesting document on his highly-stylized concepts for boat/ship design. The vessels are all certainly streamlined, and are long and narrow,...
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The Real Lost Cities Of The Amazon Rewilderness

The Real Lost Cities Of The Amazon Rewilderness | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This news story caught my eye yesterday.  Short version: the Amazon rainforests are rewilded territory.  Six hundred years ago, the area was rammed with fifteen-mile-wide cities, plazas, canals, te...
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Deformed mutant daisies photographed near Fukushima nuclear disaster site in Japan

Deformed mutant daisies photographed near Fukushima nuclear disaster site in Japan | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Just when you'd forgotten about all that leaked radiation.
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This Spacecraft Will Hunt the Solar System for Asteroids to Mine

This Spacecraft Will Hunt the Solar System for Asteroids to Mine | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Many components in your phones and batteries are made with “rare Earth metals.” You know why they call them that? Because they are actually rare on Earth, and we’re going to run out. But they’re not rare in space. Which is why today a company launched the prototype for a vehicle that will search for asteroids to mine beyond Earth.
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