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If you are just looking for new ideas, find other blogs, look at websites for print magazines in the popular science genre and see what their headline stories are. You don't COPY them, but the work of figuring out what is new in science is already done for you. Bigger outfits have full time professionals reading arxiv and Google Scholar. Pick a currently ...


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I can only suggest that you sign on to one of the sibling stack exchanges. Namely, Worldbuilding SE. It meets your criteria for the type of site you are seeking. The site should be •Ongoing and consistently at once a week or month with new ideas •Postulates SPECIFIC and oftentimes creative ideas •Amateur stuff is highly recommended ...


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I would also look into searches for terms like "Emerging Technology", "Near Future", and "Futurism/Futurist". That said, if this is for fiction, you should develop tech trends in your own world and then have a consistent explanation. For example, in one near future sci-fi, I had a planned EPCOT style city (the theme park was intended by Walt to be a ...


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There are several problems here. I need to narrow down the time frame find out what events were available details about these events (if available) Step 1: Check Wikipedia to get a rough overview of the recent history of a) the country and b) (if available) the city. Often, major events are listed by year. Knowing the political (e.g. elections), social (e....


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Nailing down the type of event you're looking for may help, just by defining what role you need it to play in the narrative. Do the characters need to be able to have a long conversation? Rock concert probably not an option, but a museum, art show, gallery or restaurant opening may be good. Larger cities also often have yearly events like film festivals that ...


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I don't know if it exists in your country, but as a graduate student in the USA, I once researched 3 years worth of newspaper headlines in four "national" papers (e.g. The New York Times), and I found those all in free online archives. My goal was different (looking for major news stories headlined in all four on the same day), but the idea is just to see if ...


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