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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It's Still 1978 Somewhere: New Digital Watches

It's Still 1978 Somewhere: New Digital Watches | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Our technology columnist explains that consumer tech is regurgitating old ideas instead of innovating.
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These Japanese Companies Have Stayed in Business for Over 1,000 Years

These Japanese Companies Have Stayed in Business for Over 1,000 Years | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
After centuries of stability, why are some of them now dying out?
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Remembering Dresden: 70 Years After the Firebombing

Remembering Dresden: 70 Years After the Firebombing | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the last months of World War II, Allied bombers conducted several major bombing raids on the eastern German city of Dresden. Beginning on the night of February 13, 1945, more than 1,200 heavy bombers dropped nearly 4,000 tons of high-explosive and incendiary bombs on the city in four successive raids.
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Our Neanderthals, Ourselves - The New Yorker

Our Neanderthals, Ourselves - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It turns out that the depiction of Neanderthals as hairy, club-wielding brutes says more about us than it does about them.
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How Tourist Garbage Causes Yellowstone's Morning Glory To Change Color

How Tourist Garbage Causes Yellowstone's Morning Glory To Change Color | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Decades ago, the Morning Glory pool at Yellowstone National Park was a gorgeous deep blue. But because tourists have thrown coins, rocks, and trash into it for years, the spring has now turned into a sickly yellowish green. Now, a new optics study is shedding light on the pool's unfortunate change of color.
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Apple JUST Got Around to Banning 'Bonded Servitude' In Its Factories 

Apple JUST Got Around to Banning 'Bonded Servitude' In Its Factories  | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Apple has banned 'bonded servitude,' which means it won't let its supplier factories make their new hires work for free to pay for the costs of hiring them. Good!!! And also: Why the hell is this just happening now?
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já podeis adquirir o vosso iCoiso em sã consciência. a apple já proíbe que as empresas que subcontrata utilizem trabalho escravo. porque, enfim, estamos em 2015 e a escravatura foi abolida em... 1800 e qualquer coisa? (ok, peonagem não é precisamente esrcavatura. mas a diferença é cosmética.) (por outro lado, pelo menos a apple assume e proíbe. suspeito que a maior parte da electrónica barata venha das mesmas mãos agrilhoadas no sudoeste asiático...)

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What War Crimes Look Like From Space

What War Crimes Look Like From Space | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Can human-rights abuses really be monitored from 400 miles above earth?
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The Russian North: six tales from the edge of the world

The Russian North: six tales from the edge of the world | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A special project about life in the beautiful but hostile Far North of Russia
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Send in The Weathermen - NBC News

Send in The Weathermen - NBC News | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A new generation of combat meteorologists make critical weather forecasts for military operations in some of the most hostile places on Earth.
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What This Video Of Jordanian F-16s Striking ISIS Tells Us Is Alarming 

What This Video Of Jordanian F-16s Striking ISIS Tells Us Is Alarming  | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Jordan has released a video montage showing the kickoff of its retaliatory air campaign against ISIS in Syria. Over 20 Jordanian F-16s struck ISIS targets while US F-22s, F-16s, surveillance and tanker aircraft supported them. Although the idea of such a campaign represents a powerful show of force, the video hints at a much grimmer and more questionable story.
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Fascinating photos reveal how they built the SR-71 Blackbird

Fascinating photos reveal how they built the SR-71 Blackbird | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Built and designed in the 1960s after the A-12 Oxcart, the SR-71 Blackbird is still the fastest, most vanguardist air-breathing airplane in the history of aviation. These once classified photos reveal how Lockheed built both birds in secret, in California. They look taken at the Rebel base in Hoth.
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Crime, Punishment, and Russia's Original Social Network

Crime, Punishment, and Russia's Original Social Network | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The fate that befell VKontakte may soon take down Facebook and Twitter.
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Why Europe's Experimental Spaceship Is Shaped So Weirdly | WIRED

Why Europe's Experimental Spaceship Is Shaped So Weirdly | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Yesterday, an unmanned experimental spacecraft from the European Space Agency took off from French Guiana and, 100 minutes later, splashed down into the Pacific Ocean just west of the Galapagos Islands. The spacecraft, called the Intermediate Experimental Vehicle, or IXV, didn’t look like your standard cone, though. It looked more—well, cinematic, for lack of a better word, kind of like a miniature space shuttle minus the wings and tail. And that odd shape might presage the future of space trave
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The rockets of the world in one cool graphic

The rockets of the world in one cool graphic | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
I'm a sucker for rockets and technical illustrations, which is why I love this poster of rockets of the world drawn to scale by Tyler Skrabek—a clean, updated version of a 1995 classic by professor Peter Alway, published in the book Rockets of the World.
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Nathan Barley: old comedy turned out to be a documentary about our future

Nathan Barley: old comedy turned out to be a documentary about our future | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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o título do boing boing está muito rigoroso. o trashbat.co.ck espelha a maioria dos media multicanal web/cabo. 

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The Photographic History Of Robots As Restaurant Employees

The Photographic History Of Robots As Restaurant Employees | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We may think of robotic waitstaff as something that belongs to the future, but the truth is that robots have been serving people at restaurants since the 1980s. How well have these robot servers worked out? Here is a brief history of robot waiters over the last 30 years.
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Experimental ESA Spaceplane's First Test Flight Was a Success (Updated)

Experimental ESA Spaceplane's First Test Flight Was a Success (Updated) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Today the European Space Agency's test spaceplane went on a successful 100-minute, remotely-operated ride along the equator from Kourou, French Guiana to the Pacific Ocean, just west of the Galapagos islands.
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nos poucos recantos de uma europa que fogem ao domínio dos zelotas austeritários, conseguem-se coisas fantásticas.

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Fascinating PDF: Strategic trends - South Asia out to 2040 • /r/Futurology

Fascinating PDF: Strategic trends - South Asia out to 2040 • /r/Futurology | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
14 points and 0 comments so far on reddit
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RapidShare calls it quits: Veteran file-sharing site to close in March 2015

RapidShare calls it quits: Veteran file-sharing site to close in March 2015 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For over 13 years, Switzerland-based site has fought hard to be seen as legitimate.
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"Spot" Is a Smaller (More Kickable) Version of Boston Dynamic's Big Dog

We haven't seen much of Boston Dynamic's four-legged self-balancing Big Dog robot since it was last spotted hurling cinder blocks in a lab. And that's maybe because the company's robotic geniuses have been hard at work building a smaller more agile version called Spot that weighs just 160 pounds so it can safely operate both indoors and out.
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Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » So where’s the ‘moral hazard’ in restructuring Greek debt?

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A Sandbox for the Anthropocene | WIRED

A Sandbox for the Anthropocene | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Earth: A Primer is a new app that bridges disciplines and allows you to play with our planet.
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Why are we obsessed with the Nazis?

Why are we obsessed with the Nazis? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Nazis still have a strong hold on us – in daily news stories, in bookshops and cinemas, even on the streets of Europe. Does it exert such a grip because it represents racism in its most extreme form?
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