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A cidade que continua por fazer

A cidade que continua por fazer | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Foi a única cidade construída de raiz em Portugal no século XX. Sonhada para 100 mil pessoas, nunca passou das 15 mil. Nasceu há 40 anos e durante duas décadas viveu-se a utopia de um Portugal moderno. Neste microcosmos urbano há uma cidade ainda à procura de identidade.
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Fake Online Locksmiths May Be Out to Pick Your Pocket, Too

Fake Online Locksmiths May Be Out to Pick Your Pocket, Too | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Odds are good that when you search Google for someone to help you get into your home or car, results will include poorly trained subcontractors who will squeeze you for cash.
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The Robot Clocks of 12th-Century Turkey

The Robot Clocks of 12th-Century Turkey | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
During his 70 years on Earth, Turkish scholar and inventor Al-Jazari built an impressive range of robots, clocks, and robot clocks. What's even more...
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Listen And Watch The Mechanical Symphony That Is An F-22 Raptor Coming To Life

Listen And Watch The Mechanical Symphony That Is An F-22 Raptor Coming To Life | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
To keep the Raptor’s radar signature at a minimum, small doors and vents appear seemingly out of nowhere during certain functions, reminding us that a fighter jet still lies beneath its spaceship-like appearance. Its startup sequence also looks and sounds like something out of science fiction.
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Microsoft’s new way of cooling its data centers: Throw them in the sea

Microsoft’s new way of cooling its data centers: Throw them in the sea | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Company says that the units can be built more quickly than typical data centers.
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BruceS — *Cheap shoulder-rockets are so potent nowadays...

BruceS — *Cheap shoulder-rockets are so potent nowadays... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
*Cheap shoulder-rockets are so potent nowadays...
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2016: the year of the Bagnold dunes - Through The Sandglass

2016: the year of the Bagnold dunes - Through The Sandglass | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Last month, NASA issued a press release to announce that the Curiosity Rover had reached the “Bagnold dunes” and was preparing to investigate. The image above is from that announcement – the landscape covered is only a few meters across,...
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This Woman Was a Bored Button-Pusher Before Jane Jetson Was Even Born

This Woman Was a Bored Button-Pusher Before Jane Jetson Was Even Born | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Today Cory Doctorow tweeted out a fascinating image showing an RCA computer room in 1959. I can’t stop staring at it.
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Barbie’s New Hips Are Hope for Us All

Barbie’s New Hips Are Hope for Us All | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Mattel’s new Barbies, varied in their body shapes and their skin tones, suggest the company has calculated that diversity is good business.
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Here Are All the Space Stations in History

Here Are All the Space Stations in History | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sending something up into space? Having it stay up there while people live there as it orbits the Earth? Becoming an outpost far, far away from home? Just incredible. Building a habitable space station satellite will always be an amazing feat of engineering and planning and sheer human ingenuity. Here are all the space stations that have ever orbited Earth, from the Salyut to Skylab to ISS and everything else in between and after.
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The Famous Photo of Chernobyl's Most Dangerous Radioactive Material Was a Selfie

The Famous Photo of Chernobyl's Most Dangerous Radioactive Material Was a Selfie | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
At first glance, it’s hard to know what’s happening in this picture. A giant mushroom seems to have sprouted in a factory floor, where ghostly men in...
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Next Big Future: South Korea starts KF-X project to develop indigenous next-generation stealth fighter

Next Big Future: South Korea starts KF-X project to develop indigenous next-generation stealth fighter | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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What Kind of Literature Lives on the Dark Web?

What Kind of Literature Lives on the Dark Web? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Depending on who you ask, the "Dark Web"—the Internet's mysterious undercurrent accessible only through specialized software—is either a libertarian utopia or a
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The Looting of Syria's Archaeological Treasures

The Looting of Syria's Archaeological Treasures | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In contested areas of Syria, thousands of archaeological sites are being systematically looted by unknown parties, the treasures sold off, disappearing into the black market.
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All the Bomber Aircraft That Could Carry Nuclear Weapons

All the Bomber Aircraft That Could Carry Nuclear Weapons | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Only 5 countries have been able to create strategic bomber aircraft with the capability of carrying nuclear weapons. That would be the US, Russia, the UK, France, and China. We’ve put together this video that details every single one of those bombers. It’s fascinating to see how each country develops its only style of aircraft for these missions.
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The U.S. Army’s Failed Quest to Create Floating Tank Divisions

The U.S. Army’s Failed Quest to Create Floating Tank Divisions | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Amphibious assaults are the domain of the U.S. Marines, not the Army. But there was a period in history when the Army tried to out-do the Marines in hitting the beach — including planning how to deploy entire divisions of amphibious tanks. Today, the whole concept seems more than a...
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The Mirror War and the Light Brigade

The Mirror War and the Light Brigade | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Image: A cosmetically touched-up view of villages being set alight by mirrors; view slightly larger. From Deliciae physico (1636) by Daniel Schwenter]. Perhaps you remember the Austrian village of…
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Cincinnati Built a Subway System 100 Years Ago–But Never Used It

Cincinnati Built a Subway System 100 Years Ago–But Never Used It | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Interstate 75 slices the city of Cincinnati in half like an orange. On one side is the city’s Catholic working class west, while the east side is favored by...
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Now Japan Has a Stealth Fighter Too

Now Japan Has a Stealth Fighter Too | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This is the X-2, Japan’s first domestically produced stealth fighter. Despite its not-so-stealthy paint job, it’s said to effectively avoid the gaze of enemy radar systems.
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Russian Artist's Dolls are So Realistic it's Frightening

Russian Artist's Dolls are So Realistic it's Frightening | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Michael Zajkov is a Russian artist who crafts these chillingly realistic dolls' faces and bodies out of polymer clay. The dolls' eyes are handpainted German glass, and their hair is French mohair. The combination results in the creations pictured here, which I'd never allow in my house for fear I'd catch sight of one in my peripheral vision and have a heart attack. But your mileage may vary, as they say!See a huge grouping of photographs of these stunning dolls in every stage of production at Michae...
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Obsessing Over AI Is the Wrong Way to Think About the Future

Obsessing Over AI Is the Wrong Way to Think About the Future | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
More important than AI is intelligence amplification (IA), a field with exponentially more potential to change the world in the immediate future.
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Can Drone Pilots Be Heroes?

Can Drone Pilots Be Heroes? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Traditional definitions of valor don’t always account for the practitioners of advanced war-fighting tactics.
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