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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Irv Teibel's 'Environments' Is Now an App

Irv Teibel's 'Environments' Is Now an App | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
1970s nature recordings, for the 2018 human on the go.
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The Insane Transportation Network Required For Overnight Shipping

The Insane Transportation Network Required For Overnight Shipping | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It’s incredible to consider that, in just about 100 years of modern transportation, we’ve managed to establish global shipping networks capable of getting a package across the world in just one night—all thanks to a complicated and highly sophisticated process involving planes, vans and people.
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This Guy Designed and Built an 8-bit CPU from Scratch

This Guy Designed and Built an 8-bit CPU from Scratch | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The breadboard CPU can play the Mario theme, but programming it is a pain in the ass.
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Modechai Guri: the guy who gets data out of airgapped computers /

Modechai Guri: the guy who gets data out of airgapped computers / | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Computers that are isolated from the internet and local networks are said to be “airgapped,” and it’s considered a best practice for securing extremely sensitive systems.
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The red and green specialists: why human colour vision is so odd | Aeon Ideas

The red and green specialists: why human colour vision is so odd | Aeon Ideas | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Most mammals rely on scent rather than sight. Look at a dog’s eyes, for example: they’re usually on the sides of its face, not close together and forward-facing like ours. Having eyes on the side is good for creating a broad field of vision, bu
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Getting down and medieval: the sex lives of the Middle Ages – Katherine Harvey | Aeon Essays

Getting down and medieval: the sex lives of the Middle Ages – Katherine Harvey | Aeon Essays | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Medieval people feared death by celibacy as much as venereal disease, and practiced complex sexual health regimens
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European history and population mapped by year

European history and population mapped by year | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Cottereau: This video shows the borders and populations of each country in Europe, for every year since 400 BC. Vassal states and colonies are not included in the count of a country’s populat…
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The elite belief in Uberized, Muskized cities is at odds with fundamental, irrefutable facts of geometry

The elite belief in Uberized, Muskized cities is at odds with fundamental, irrefutable facts of geometry | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The appropriately named Jarrett Walker is the author of Human Transit, a seminal text on transportation and cities that draws on his decades of experience in urban planning; he has the distinction …
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The first Chinese astronaut thought he was going to die

The first Chinese astronaut thought he was going to die | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
"Hold on! Just hold on for a bit longer."
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Putting Ancient Recipes on the Plate

Putting Ancient Recipes on the Plate | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
To better understand the distant past, it can help to taste and smell it.
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Why It’s a Bad Idea to Launch Rockets Over Land

Why It’s a Bad Idea to Launch Rockets Over Land | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In China, a Cold War-era strategy to ward off foreign enemies has made for some dangerous modern-day conditions.
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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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See a single atom in this magnificent photograph /

See a single atom in this magnificent photograph / | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
See the tiny dot in the center of the photo above? That’s a single strontium atom, visible to the naked eye. University of Oxford quantum physicist David Nadlinger’s photo (full image b…
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VIRTUAL ILLUSION: A cultura de imitação chinesa

VIRTUAL ILLUSION: A cultura de imitação chinesa | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Publicação sobre arte e tecnologia com particular ênfase em narrativa e criatividade, coordenada por Nelson Zagalo.
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Where Is Elon Musk's Space Tesla Actually Going?

Where Is Elon Musk's Space Tesla Actually Going? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The payload of SpaceX's recently launched rocket overshot its planned orbit near Mars.
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The sad slow death of cathode ray tubes /

The sad slow death of cathode ray tubes / | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Most of us want rid of heavy old TV sets: they’re piled high in warehouses, a dangerous waste mountain resulting from a huge recycling scam. But some of us are desperate to keep their old CRT…
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Is space the next frontier for archaeology?

Is space the next frontier for archaeology? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What does the Huygens lander have in common with Stonehenge? More than you expect.
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Yes, There Is Gravity in Space

Yes, There Is Gravity in Space | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Movies and TV shows often assume that no air = no gravity. Here's the way it actually works.
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Lisbon's Parque das Nações

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Intrepid travelers Mike Powell and Jurgen Horn are spending 91 Days in Lisbon, Portugal. They tell us about a modern marvel they visited that contrasts with the world famous classical architecture of the city. The Parque des Nacões (Park of Nations) was built for the 1998 World Expo, designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.The Estação do Oriente serves an appropriate entrance for the Parque des Nacões, where the architecture is unapologetically forward-looking. Th
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The Dinner Party That Served Up 50,000-Year-Old Bison Stew

The Dinner Party That Served Up 50,000-Year-Old Bison Stew | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When life gives you frozen bison, make dinner.
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Weird, Wonderful Photos From the Archives

Weird, Wonderful Photos From the Archives | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A grab bag of interesting, seldom-seen historic images depicting myriad people, places, and and things—from epic achievements to small moments.
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France's Ongoing Quest to Crush English Loanwords

France's Ongoing Quest to Crush English Loanwords | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Saying "adieu" to "le smartphone."
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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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