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Sale of the century: the privatisation scam

Sale of the century: the privatisation scam | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Privatisation promised to turn the UK into an island of small shareholders. It failed: the faceless state bureaucrats have been replaced by faceless (better-paid) private bureaucrats – and big foreign corporations. How did we get to this point, asks James Meek
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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The Complex Networks of Our Planet | Next Nature Network

The Complex Networks of Our Planet | Next Nature Network | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This video by Nature explains the complexity of networks on our planet.
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The Internet Really Has Changed Everything. Here’s the Proof. — Backchannel

The Internet Really Has Changed Everything. Here’s the Proof. — Backchannel | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A writer returns to his hometown — once isolated, now connected — to conduct an experiment and answer the unanswerable
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NASA Moves to Begin Historic New Era of X-Plane Research

NASA Moves to Begin Historic New Era of X-Plane Research | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
NASA’s renewed emphasis on X-planes is called, “New Aviation Horizons,” an initiative announced in February as part of the President’s budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2016.
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What It's Like To Be The Only Painter In Antarctica

What It's Like To Be The Only Painter In Antarctica | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
You’ve heard about artists suffering for their work. Lily Simonson had to work fast, before her subjects swam away or before her paint froze. Simonson spent several months in 2014 as the only artist in Antarctica. It wasn’t the weather that drew her there, but the beauty of the continent and its wildlife, which she saw in photographs a scientist brought back."When he showed me photos of life under the sea, i just knew immediately that to me, that was the most beautiful place in the world,
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Gridshifting

Gridshifting | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
You might recall our earlier look at the work of Dutch photographer Gerco de Ruijter, who has been documenting the landscape phenomenon known as “grid corrections,” or where the U.S. road system is…
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Building my perfect dictatorship in 'Democracy 3: Africa'

Building my perfect dictatorship in 'Democracy 3: Africa' | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Positech's Democracy game series has always offered a grotesque caricature of politics. I've put tens of hours into Democracy 3 (D3) in recent years, and th
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How a car engine works

From Jacob O'Neal, a great series of animated GIFs about how internal combustion engines work. There are separate animations of
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Next Big Future: Two Bigelow BA 330 modules planned by 2020 which combined would have 72% of the volume of the ISS

Next Big Future: Two Bigelow BA 330 modules planned by 2020 which combined would have 72% of the volume of the ISS | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Inventing the ghetto

Inventing the ghetto | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
There is an area of Venice notable not for its grand palazzos but for its grim past. Established 500 years ago, the city’s Jewish ghetto still has some lessons to give
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To power its rocket of the future, NASA turns to 1950s technology

To power its rocket of the future, NASA turns to 1950s technology | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
NASA opts for old-time reliability over newer, more efficient upper-stage options.
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What Can Our Craziest Dreams Teach Us?

What Can Our Craziest Dreams Teach Us? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“During sleep the mind can be a remarkable engine of problem solving and emotional processing.”
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How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction

How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The recent announcement that a young paralysed man in Ohio in the US named Ian Burkhart managed to regain the use of his fingers after having a chip implanted in... read more
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King under the mountain: Building Colorado’s Cold War command center

King under the mountain: Building Colorado’s Cold War command center | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A fortress in Colorado rock was a feat of engineering in the 1960s.
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Television Reaches Out, 1939-1949

Television Reaches Out, 1939-1949 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post Here are a few things on the top of the stack in the telecom box--I think that I left them like that as a treat to myself for the next time I opene
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How Driverless Cars Will Change People’s Lives

How Driverless Cars Will Change People’s Lives | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How driverless vehicles could change meetings, manufacturing, safety, and more
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Video Shot From Fighter Jets Will Melt Your Face

Video Shot From Fighter Jets Will Melt Your Face | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
To help Saab Defence and Security capture some spectacular footage of its Gripen fighter jet, a Swedish-based company called Blue Sky used a custom-built gyro-stabilized camera system that can ride along at speeds of over 345 miles per hour.
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Autonomous Weapons "Could Be Developed for Use Within Years," Says Arms-Control Group

Autonomous Weapons "Could Be Developed for Use Within Years," Says Arms-Control Group | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Critics warn that robotic weapons will soon be able to make killing decisions on their own
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A Revolutionary Discovery in China

A Revolutionary Discovery in China | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For over two millennia all our knowledge of China’s great philosophical schools was limited to texts revised after the Qin unification. Earlier versions and competing ideas were lost—until now.
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The Illicit Spelunker Capturing Underground Scenes at Chernobyl

The Illicit Spelunker Capturing Underground Scenes at Chernobyl | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Photos from the most hazardous part of the infamous Reactor No. 4.
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Books Received

Books Received | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Image: Inside Tadao Ando’s studio in Osaka; photo by Kaita Takemura, via designboom]. Somewhere, despite the weather here, it’s spring. If you’re like me, that means you’re looking for something n…
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It's Full of Stars — SpaceX successfully lands its rocket on a floating...

It's Full of Stars — SpaceX successfully lands its rocket on a floating... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
SpaceX successfully lands its rocket on a floating drone ship for the first time“SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea, after launching the vehicle into spac
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Hospital de Bonecas

Hospital de Bonecas | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Catering to broken dolls for almost 200 years, this repair shop is now a charnel house of doll parts.
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