Outbreaks of Futurity
9.6K views | +5 today
Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
Curated by Artur Coelho
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

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?
Artur Coelho's insight:

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...)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

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?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

The Big Picture: NASA decommissions its shuttle mounting port

The Big Picture: NASA decommissions its shuttle mounting port | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
NASA's defunct space shuttles have found homes around the US and the 747s that brought them there have also been put to pasture. With no more shuttle car
Artur Coelho's insight:

arqueologia do futuro passado. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Decoding The Internet's Hidden Infrastructure

Decoding The Internet's Hidden Infrastructure | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The internet has obviously changed our virtual lives beyond recognition -- heck, no-one had 'virtual lives' before the internet -- but it's also had a marked, if more subtle impact on our physical surroundings.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Watch how DARPA plans to launch small rockets from flying jets

Watch how DARPA plans to launch small rockets from flying jets | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Small satellites are usually launched to space as secondary payloads aboard big rockets, but DARPA's Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) program
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

The Filmmaker and Star Who Were Kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il

The Filmmaker and Star Who Were Kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
An exclusive excerpt from 'A Kim Jong-Il Production,' the gripping new book about the North Korean dictatorship's kidnapping of a famous actress and director to create a filmmaking powerhouse.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

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.
Artur Coelho's insight:

nos poucos recantos de uma europa que fogem ao domínio dos zelotas austeritários, conseguem-se coisas fantásticas.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

"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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » So where’s the ‘moral hazard’ in restructuring Greek debt?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

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?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Management theories from Roman slave-owners – Jerry Toner – Aeon

Management theories from Roman slave-owners – Jerry Toner – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Incentives, rewards, bonuses and bonding experiences – Roman slaveowners were the first management theorists
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

#algopop

#algopop | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
App store ranking manipulation employee
A photo, tweeted on Weibo, of a woman sitting in front of an array iPhone 5Cs, with the caption app store ranking manipulation employee offers a glimpse of the...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

JF Ptak Science Books: Man as Robot and Robot as Man

JF Ptak Science Books: Man as Robot and Robot as Man | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books I’ve written earlier in this blog about the advent of robots and human machines, and I’d like to add these two images to that thread. Both are male, which is not horribly surprising since the earliest...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge--from climate change to vaccinations--faces furious opposition. Some even have doubts about the moon landing.
more...
No comment yet.