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What Your Facebook Updates Say About Your Personality

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The World Well-Being Project uses Facebook updates to correlate language with personality traits.
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Airplanes of the Future (1942)

Airplanes of the Future (1942) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post This was a bit of a speculative peep into the future by someone who actually may have been able to see into it--Glenn Martin was on the scene immediately following the Wright Brothers
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Next Big Future: Full scale Straddle bus has been built and will undergo tested in July and August

Next Big Future: Full scale Straddle bus has been built and will undergo tested in July and August | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Three modern media inventions predicted by 20th century authors

Three modern media inventions predicted by 20th century authors | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Stanislaw Lem predicted ebook readers in his 1961 novel, Return from the Stars. I spent the afternoon in a bookstore. There were no books in it. None had been printed for nearly half a century̷…
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How to Report in Trump’s America

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Nicholas Schmidle attends a course with Paul Burton and Global Journalist Security on how to cover the upcoming political conventions.
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Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein | Aeon Essays

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer
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Recently Declassified Photos Show the Birth of the Soviet Space Program

Recently Declassified Photos Show the Birth of the Soviet Space Program | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Kapustin Yar (known today as Znamensk) is one of the Soviet Union’s first rocket launch and missile development sites. The test ground was established on May 13, 1946, and to mark its 70th anniversary Russia’s Defense Ministry has declassified revealing photographs of the site that offer a peak inside the top secret military complex.
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It's Full of Stars — Manned re-entry vehicles, past, present and...

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Manned re-entry vehicles, past, present and future.
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A Different Guernica

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In 1992, I interviewed my old friend Dora Maar, a talented photographer, who had witnessed and documented the making of Guernica. Picasso had told her: “I know I am going to have terrible problems with this painting, but I am determined to do it—we have to arm for the war to come.”
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A Look Inside Florence's Strangest Archive

A Look Inside Florence's Strangest Archive | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For six centuries, the Corsini Family has recorded everything that's ever happened to them.
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BruceS — *The MIT crew really been whippin’ it with the ol’...

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How Europe’s ‘Little Losers’ Became Terrorists

How Europe’s ‘Little Losers’ Became Terrorists | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“We know how to put people in prison. But we don’t know what to do with them afterwards.”
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All computers should look like the AKAT-1 from 1950

All computers should look like the AKAT-1 from 1950 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Here’s the AKAT-1 from Poland, “the first transistor-based differential equation analyzer, from 1959.” From Retrothing: AKAT-1 is an analog computer. Back in the 1960s, this appro…
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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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How Forensic Scientists Once Tried to "See" a Dead Person's Last Sight

How Forensic Scientists Once Tried to "See" a Dead Person's Last Sight | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Scientists once believed that the dead's last sight could be resolved from their extracted eyeballs
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Inside the Real Noah’s Ark buried on an Arctic Island

Inside the Real Noah’s Ark buried on an Arctic Island | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the event of Armageddon, I think I know where I'll be headed now. Buried 390 feet deep inside a sandstone mountain on an island between Norway and the
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The Images From India's First Ever Space Shuttle Launch Are Astonishing

The Images From India's First Ever Space Shuttle Launch Are Astonishing | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Early this morning, India launched its very first reusable space shuttle. These remarkable photos illustrate just how majestic the teensy shuttle looked as it took off.
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This Augmented Reality Future Looks Like a Living Hell

This Augmented Reality Future Looks Like a Living Hell | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It’s fun for the occasional tech demo, but now we know the real reason that Google Glass, and other augmented reality solutions, have failed to catch on. The future they’ve promised us will eventually turn into the same nightmare that surfing the web has become—a sea of intrusive ads and countless another annoyances trying to sell you something.
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Next Big Future: Soldiers can toss two cameras into a room and get a 3D map so they virtually scout before physically entering

Next Big Future: Soldiers can toss two cameras into a room and get a 3D map so they virtually scout before physically entering | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Machine Quarantines and “Persistent Drones”

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[Image: An otherwise unrelated photo of a “Scout” UAV, via Wikipedia]. There’s an interesting short piece by Jacob Hambling in a recent issue of New Scientist about the use of “persistent drones” t…
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Boeing's space taxi won't be ready until 2018

Boeing's space taxi won't be ready until 2018 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Ever since the US retired the space shuttle, it's relied upon Russian rockets to get crews to and from the International Space Station. 2017 was meant to b
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Take a Ride on 9 of the Most Incredible Model Trains in the World

Take a Ride on 9 of the Most Incredible Model Trains in the World | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How a basement hobby turned into world-building.
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These Five Exponential Trends Are Accelerating Robotics

These Five Exponential Trends Are Accelerating Robotics | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If you've been staying on top of artificial intelligence news lately, you may know that the games of chess and Go were two of the grand challenges for AI. But do... read more
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The Amazing Architectural Evolution of the Filling Station

The Amazing Architectural Evolution of the Filling Station | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Gas stations might be boring or even ugly places, but for the most part, you can’t avoid stopping by one on a long trip. However, they have been so many more beyond the basic design of columns, roof and shop over their history.
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Luxembourg's new spacecraft will test its asteroid mining tech

Luxembourg's new spacecraft will test its asteroid mining tech | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Luxembourg is pouring some of its wealth into the development and launch of a spacecraft that could make it even richer. The tiny European country has teame
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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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