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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Oh, just an Abandoned Shopping Mall turned Giant Fish Pond

Oh, just an Abandoned Shopping Mall turned Giant Fish Pond | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
There was no way I wasn't going to share this odd little story with you that's been swimming around on the internet (mind the pun). An abandoned mall, former
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Pierre Veber - La Société future (1931) - Amicale des Amateurs de Nids à Poussière

&La Société future&, de Pierre Veber, fut publié dans Lisez-Moi (Nouv. série) n°222 du 25 juillet 1931. Les &papiers timbrés& pour le mariage, que décrit Pierre Veber, sont très proches des &billets de mariage& évoqués par Gaston Derys, en 1924, dans...
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The 10 Maddest of the Mad Science Projects Funded by DARPA

The 10 Maddest of the Mad Science Projects Funded by DARPA | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Founded in 1958 to prevent technological surprises such as Sputnik, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funds projects that are both outside the box and off the wall. Although DARPA gave us the Internet and GPS, plenty of its blue-sky ideas have crashed back down to Earth. Here are ten of them.
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Rare video of Marines AV-8B Harrier no nose gear vertical landing on amphibious assault ship

Rare video of Marines AV-8B Harrier no nose gear vertical landing on amphibious assault ship | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One of the few (if not the only) video showing a Harrier Jump Jet (nose) gear up landing on USS Bataan. Here's something you don't see every day. On Jun. 7, 2014, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Ma...
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trem de aterragem é coisa opcional.

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The Worst Party in Asia

The Worst Party in Asia | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Thailand’s Full Moon Party is debauched, depraved, and increasingly deadly. If only it were fun.
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The Uncanny Valley of Old Futurism

The Uncanny Valley of Old Futurism | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 1995 Eugene Volokh wrote the most paleofuturish article ever written. By that I mean it's an incredibly prescient meditation on the future of media and technology. But it has just enough weird anachronisms to remind us that nobody can predict the future with absolute certainty.
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The 'bionic men' of World War I

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Thomas Schlich says the mutilation of WWI soldiers led to major gains in the technology of prosthetic limbs.
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There's No Threat This Foxhound Can't Intercept--Not Even the SR-71

There's No Threat This Foxhound Can't Intercept--Not Even the SR-71 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
During the Cold War, the US leaned heavily on the insane multi-mach speeds its SR-71 spy plane could achieve. This speed allowed it to outrun virtually every plane, anti-aircraft battery, and guided missile that the Soviets could throw at it. That is, until Moscow rolled out one of the fastest and most far-seeing planes in history: the MiG-31 Foxhound. The SR-71 had finally met its match.
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One Place Newspapers Aren't Dying: Ethnic Communities in NYC

One Place Newspapers Aren't Dying: Ethnic Communities in NYC | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A look at New York City's other media industry: immigrant presses, where print advertising still brings in substantial revenue, and readers keep subscribing.
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Google Glass

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The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life on the official site of The Atlantic Magazine.
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LRB · David Trotter · Messages from the 29th Floor: Lifts

LRB · David Trotter · Messages from the 29th Floor: Lifts | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
According to elevator legend, it all began with a stunt. In the summer of 1854, at the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York, an engineer called Elisha Graves Otis gave regular demonstrations of his new safety device. Otis had himself hoisted into the air on a platform . . .
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Sound Around You

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Discover the sounds around you - contribute to our worldwide soundscape research project and add your mark to our sound map
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The True Story of Lawrence of Arabia

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His daring raids in World War I made him a legend. But in the Middle East today, the desert warrior’s legacy is written in sand
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Almost Human: 15 Frighteningly Realistic Robots & Androids | Urbanist

Almost Human: 15 Frighteningly Realistic Robots & Androids | Urbanist | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How would you react if you were chased down the street by a sprinting android wearing head-to-toe camouflage and a gas mask? Probably about the same way ...
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See Outtakes From Some of History’s Most Iconic Photos | Raw File | WIRED

See Outtakes From Some of History’s Most Iconic Photos | Raw File | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A new photo exhibit from the storied Magnum Photo agency allows the public to view the contact sheets of 20 renowned Magnum photographers going back to the first days of the agency. That means viewers can see the shots that were taken before and after the photos that they've come to know so well.
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Cyber-crooks turn to Bitcoin extortion

Cyber-crooks turn to Bitcoin extortion | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Security journalist Brian Krebs documents a string of escalating extortion crimes perpetrated with help from the net, and proposes that the growth of extortion as a tactic preferred over traditional identity theft and botnetting is driven by Bitcoin, which provides a safe way for crooks to get payouts from their victims.
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20 Things Everyone Pictures Incorrectly (Side by Side)

20 Things Everyone Pictures Incorrectly (Side by Side) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Thanks to Hollywood, we like to think we have a pretty good idea about what the past looked like. But it turns out, no of course we don't because Hollywood is as dumb as we are.
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The Case for Spreading Freedom without Always Spreading Democracy

The Case for Spreading Freedom without Always Spreading Democracy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Why the dogma of democracy doesn't always make the world better
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Seeing a nuclear reactor start up is cooler than my sci-fi dreams

Ka-freaking-boom. The piercing blue flash reverberates through the water and looks cooler than my imagination. If watching movies has taught me anything, it's that when you see that particular shade of glowing blue, something superhuman is happening. And yes, a nuclear reactor starting up is as powerful as it gets.
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Secrets of the Creative Brain

Secrets of the Creative Brain | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness. 
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Researchers Find and Decode the Spy Tools Governments Use to Hijack Phones | Threat Level | WIRED

Researchers Find and Decode the Spy Tools Governments Use to Hijack Phones | Threat Level | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Newly uncovered components of a digital surveillance tool used by more than 60 governments worldwide provide a rare glimpse at the extensive ways law enforcement and intelligence agencies use the tool to surreptitiously record and steal data from mobile phones. The modules, made by the Italian company Hacking Team, were uncovered by researchers working independently…
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"lawful intercept malware,"

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