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Turkish fighter concept breaks cover - The DEW Line

Turkish fighter concept breaks cover - The DEW Line | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We've seen some exciting news from the IDEF show in Istanbul this week, where Turkish Aerospace Industries has revealed imagery showing three potential designs for the nation's TFX future fighter.Two are single-engined concepts - with and without...
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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When the Soviet Union Paid Pepsi in Warships

When the Soviet Union Paid Pepsi in Warships | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The company had a long, strange relationship with the U.S.S.R.
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Death as Entertainment at the Paris Morgue

Death as Entertainment at the Paris Morgue | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the late 19th century, tourists flocked to see bodies and guess how they got there.
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Fossils of Lost Neighborhoods

Fossils of Lost Neighborhoods | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Image: Near Barren Island, Brooklyn, New York, via Google Maps]. I’ve always liked the story of Mary Anning, an amateur paleontologist who collected fossils along the cliffs of southwest England i…
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US road grid corrections because of the Earth’s curvature

US road grid corrections because of the Earth’s curvature | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it


Have you ever wondered why, when you're driving along on a straight road in the Western US, there's a weird curve or short zigza
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The Long History of Korea’s Missile Program

The Long History of Korea’s Missile Program | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It’s said history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. In the late 14th century, Korea’s ruling Joseon dynasty began an all-out espionage campaign to acquire classified missile technology from neighboring China. At the time, stateless wokou “dwarf pirates”—so called because of their comparatively shorter stature—were ravaging the Korea
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Why We Should Be Worried about a War in Space

Why We Should Be Worried about a War in Space | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
There aren't enough rules governing military behavior in the upper atmosphere.
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Life, but not as we know it

Life, but not as we know it | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Unnatural DNA used to encode unnatural proteins, all in otherwise normal cells.
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Speculative Mineralogy

Speculative Mineralogy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Image: An otherwise unrelated image of crystal twinning, via Geology IN]. It’s hard to resist a headline like this: writing for Nature, Shannon Hall takes us inside “the labs that forge distant pl…
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‘Smoke ‘Em’

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Two the largest naval battles of the post-World War II era occurred in the 1980s. The United Kingdom fought Argentina over the Falkland Islands from April 2 to June 14, 1982, resulting in the British regaining control of its territory. In the second battle, Operation Praying Mantis, the Unite
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All The Best Weird Stuff From The Los Angeles Auto Show

All The Best Weird Stuff From The Los Angeles Auto Show | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Most of what you see at car shows are new cars from major automakers, or concepts for cars so new they don’t even exist yet. That’s mostly because those new, available models are ones you can actually buy, for currency, which can then be exchanged by the carmaker for goods and/or services. It’s a whole big thing, trust me. But there are a good number of cars and car-like things at the LA Auto Show that don’t fit this mold, and I’m going to show you those now, so prepare yourself accordingly.
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The Really Big Tank That Helped to Break the Nazis

The Really Big Tank That Helped to Break the Nazis | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the first six months of Operation Barbarossa, the brutal Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, German tanks overran hundreds of miles of Soviet territory and reached the outskirts of Moscow before winter weather and reinforcements from Siberia brought a halt to their advance. In a period when th
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These Baltic Militias Are Readying For War With Russia

These Baltic Militias Are Readying For War With Russia | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Meet the bikers, ex-soldiers, and teenagers preparing to defend their borders.
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Mexican cities secede to escape corruption and cartels, forming corporate dystopias, precarious utopian projects, and Mad Maxish militia towns

Mexican cities secede to escape corruption and cartels, forming corporate dystopias, precarious utopian projects, and Mad Maxish militia towns | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Mexico’s corrupt, failing government that covers up official mass murders by attacking journalists and dissidents with cyberweapons is locked in a stalemate with the country’s horrific,…
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How Fanta Was Created for Nazi Germany

How Fanta Was Created for Nazi Germany | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The soda was made from apple fibers and a cheese by-product.
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Interview With The Urban Explorers Who Sneaked Into Michael Jackson's Abandoned Neverland Ranch

Interview With The Urban Explorers Who Sneaked Into Michael Jackson's Abandoned Neverland Ranch | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Before Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch became a controversial place it was a place of wonder, with its own zoo, amusement park rides, and two trains, not to mention Michael's magical 13,000 sq. ft. mansion.The 3,000 acre Ranch was worth an estimated $100 million dollars before Michael abandoned the property after it was searched by police officers during the People V. Jackson trial back in 2003, and in 2006 the property went into foreclosure.Michael left most of his stuff behind when he abandoned th
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Japan's Endless Search for Modernity

Japan's Endless Search for Modernity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What the anniversary of the Meiji Restoration tells us about the country’s uncertain future.
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Beneath Another Sky: a historian’s revisionist, global take on migration and identity

Beneath Another Sky: a historian’s revisionist, global take on migration and identity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Norman Davies explainas how the places in which human beings fashion their identities are shaped by migration and the vagaries of power.
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The Cheetah Was South Africa’s ‘Good Enough’ Fighter

The Cheetah Was South Africa’s ‘Good Enough’ Fighter | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Draken International, a Florida-based company which bills itself as the world’s largest private air force, will buy 12 Atlas Cheetah jet fighters from the South African arms company Denel. The addition of the Cheetah will add another warplane type to Draken’s inventory, and could soon see action in moc
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Stealth turns 40: Looking back at the first flight of Have Blue

Stealth turns 40: Looking back at the first flight of Have Blue | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The forerunner of the F-117 Stealth Fighter flew for the first time 40 years ago this month.
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Seventy-Eight Years of Jet Fighters

Seventy-Eight Years of Jet Fighters | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
On Aug. 27, 1939, a stubby-winged airplane made of unpainted steel alloy took off over Germany and soared into history. Instead of a pointy propeller hub in the nose, the Heinkel 178 had an open-mouthed turbojet intake, making it the first operational jet-powered aircraft. The He 178 could onl
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Planetary Scale

Planetary Scale | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Image: “CHRONOS: The Space-Time Planetarium,” proposed by Drew Heller, Isabella Marcotulli, and Ibrahim Salman, via Eleven Magazine]. With news of “the largest planetarium in the Western Hemispher…
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This Time Travelling Instagrammer got Stuck Somewhere in the 1950s

This Time Travelling Instagrammer got Stuck Somewhere in the 1950s | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Diners, Cadillacs, neon signs and ice cream pastels– Leah Frances, eats, sleeps and breathes American nostalgia. She is the Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based photographer behind American Squares, my latest "where have you been all my life" instagram discovery. This is an account for bingeing on vintage
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What's Left of America's Cold War Civil Defense System?

What's Left of America's Cold War Civil Defense System? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Hawaii is testing its nuclear warning signal. How much other infrastructure is still ready for action?
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Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team on a hybrid electric aircraft

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team on a hybrid electric aircraft | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Purely electric aircraft are still in their relative infancy. Hybrid aircraft, however? They're closer than you think. Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens ar
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