Outbreaks of Futurity
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
Curated by Artur Coelho
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Immersive and Oceanic

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[Image: Undersea augmented reality headgear; courtesy of the U.S. Navy]. By now you’ve no doubt seen Hyper-Reality, the new short film produced by visualization wunderkind Keiichi Matsuda, whose ea…
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Next Big Future: Bigelow Expandable space station module has been expanded at the Space Station

Next Big Future: Bigelow Expandable space station module has been expanded at the Space Station | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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It's Full of Stars — “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.” Rosetta...

It's Full of Stars — “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.” Rosetta... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.”Rosetta finds key building blocks of life in comet dust: “The amino acid glycine, one of the key building blocks of life as we know it, has been found i
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Pentagon's nuclear missile system is run on 1970s floppy disk tech

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In a new report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reveals that the “Department of Defense uses 8- inch floppy disks in a legacy system that coordinates the operational functions of t…
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Documentary about men who live as dogs

Documentary about men who live as dogs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Secret Life of the Human Pups is a Channel 4 documentary that takes a “sympathetic look at the world of pup play, a movement that grew out of the BDSM community and has exploded in the last 1…
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This seven-minute video shows amazing Hong Kong

This seven-minute video shows amazing Hong Kong | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When Brandon Li, a 34-year-old American, went to Hong Kong, he was so taken by the city that he made this stunningly beautiful short video about it, which shows the people, both rich and poor, eati…
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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

How to Report in Trump’s America | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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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e.CityGold: Autocarro eléctrico português estreia-se em Guimarães

e.CityGold: Autocarro eléctrico português estreia-se em Guimarães | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A CaetanoBus apresentou o novo autocarro para transporte urbano totalmente elétrico, e.CityGold, que foi desenvolvido totalmente em Portugal.
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Untangling the Web: the NSA's supremely weird, florid guide to the Internet

Untangling the Web: the NSA's supremely weird, florid guide to the Internet | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Michael from Muckrock found a reference to “Untangling the Web,” an internal NSA guide to the Internet, on Google Books, so he requisitioned a copy from the NSA under the Freedom of Inf…
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I Wore a $400,000 F-35 Helmet and It Blew My Mind

I Wore a $400,000 F-35 Helmet and It Blew My Mind | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Let me get this out of the way: the trillion dollar F-35 fighter jet program is an embarrassing mess. But it’s hard not to marvel at the very expensive technology’s promises. This conflict squeezed my brain this week, when the Air Force stopped by Gizmodo’s office with a $400,000 F-35 helmet in hand. They even let me wear it.
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The Inflatable Space House That Won't Inflate

The Inflatable Space House That Won't Inflate | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
NASA has put on hold the scheduled deployment of a new module on the International Space Station after it failed to expand.
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The Early, State-Sanctioned LSD Experiments in Communist Bulgaria

The Early, State-Sanctioned LSD Experiments in Communist Bulgaria | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Bulgarians were turning on, tuning in, and dropping out long before hippies.
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“Unprecedented” discovery of mysterious structures created by Neanderthals

“Unprecedented” discovery of mysterious structures created by Neanderthals | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Rock designs suggest a complex social structure and ritual behavior.
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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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