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Earth’s volcano timelapse

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is...


Fly the Damn Chute!

Whether or not you are a sailor you have seen iconic photos of sailboats cruising the water flying those massive, colorful sails known as spinnakers.  In sailing parlance these giant sails are also called chutes because they are essentially giant parachutes launched into the air...


Thinking Inside the Box

On a recent overseas flight I sat next to a guy who works as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist.  After creating and selling off a few successful internet companies he turned his efforts to investing in internet startups.  He essentially now decides what the future...


Time and Navigation

I had the privilege recently to visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England and see firsthand not only the demarcation of 0° longitude, known as the Prime Meridian or the Greenwich Meridian, but also John Harrison’ s revolutionary timepieces.  This visit is a rite of...