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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Speculative Mineralogy

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[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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The Disappearing Cuisine of an Ancient Religion

The Disappearing Cuisine of an Ancient Religion | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The food world loves authenticity, but Parsi food may only survive in hip, new takes on its beloved restaurants.
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The Education of Mark Zuckerberg

The Education of Mark Zuckerberg | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Facebook founder has discussed "community" more than 150 times in public. A close reading reveals his road map for the platform’s future.
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China will launch a reusable spaceplane in 2020 | NextBigFuture.com

China will launch a reusable spaceplane in 2020 | NextBigFuture.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
China will launch a reusable spaceplane in 2020
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Ghost in a Box: The Haunting History of Television Broadcast Intrusions

Ghost in a Box: The Haunting History of Television Broadcast Intrusions | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Almost as soon as the television entered the American home, forever changing the course of the American family, it became a novel, uncanny presence. With the introduction of telegraphy in the mid-19th century, a new virtual world---an uncanny "otherspace" of instantaneou
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Zeitgeist to Obsolete: Rewinding the Walkman’s Inverted Cinderella Story - Los Angeles Review of Books

Zeitgeist to Obsolete: Rewinding the Walkman’s Inverted Cinderella Story - Los Angeles Review of Books | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Walkman revolutionized music listening, creating personal experiences in public spaces.
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Dream Chaser flight test update: The video is pretty awesome

Dream Chaser flight test update: The video is pretty awesome | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“The Dream Chaser had a beautiful flight and landing!”
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A Guide To A Bunch Of Weird Chinese Car Brands You've Never Heard Of 

A Guide To A Bunch Of Weird Chinese Car Brands You've Never Heard Of  | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
I was in Shanghai, China, recently to report on Volvo’s new electron-slathered premium/performance brand, Polestar. Even though I was only there a short time, I wanted to be sure I captured what the general carscape of Shanghai is like, because it’s bewildering. And now I want to bewilder you, too.
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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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Making Nuclear Weapons Usable Again

Making Nuclear Weapons Usable Again | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Maybe you thought America’s nuclear arsenal, with its thousands of city-busting, potentially civilization-destroying thermonuclear warheads, was plenty big enough to deter any imaginable adversary from attacking the United States with nukes of their own. Well, it turns out you were wrong. The Pentagon has been fretting that the arsena
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How Driverless Cars Will Change the Feel of Cities

How Driverless Cars Will Change the Feel of Cities | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Autonomous vehicles promise safety and efficiency. But nobody knows what it will be like to live with them.
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How an unpaid UK researcher saved the Japanese seaweed industry

How an unpaid UK researcher saved the Japanese seaweed industry | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
After crops failed, botanist Kathleen Drew-Baker realized that nori wasn't what it seemed.
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For $3,200, Could This 1989 UMM Alter II 4X4 Be Your Alternate Reality?

For $3,200, Could This 1989 UMM Alter II 4X4 Be Your Alternate Reality? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If you’re in the market for a funky four-by-four look no further than today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe UMM Alter II. Yes, this Portuguese truck is a little Swiss cheesy, but will its price still make it work that look?
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Massive Overkill

Massive Overkill | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This piece has been updated and adapted from William Hartung’s “Nuclear Politics,” in Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation, edited by Helen Caldicott and published by New Press. Until recently, few of us woke up worrying about the threat of nuclear war. Such dangers seemed like Col
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Worth the Weight

Worth the Weight | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the midst of a long New York Times article about the serial theft of offensive cyberweapons from the National Security Agency, there’s a brief but interesting image. “Much of [a core N.S.A. grou…
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Russia Presses Ahead With Combat Robots

Russia Presses Ahead With Combat Robots | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Russian military announced on Oct. 30, 2017 that it will begin acquiring the Nerekhta — a ground-combat robot armed with a slew of remotely-operated weapons such as machine guns and rocket launchers. Col. Oleg Pomazuev, the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense’s Department of Innovation Research, sai
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