Jul 27, 2021, 8:00 AM
When I first heard the term naval architecture I thought it was the artistic practice of designing beautiful boats. It turns out it’s a proper scientific discipline dedicated to the engineering of ships.
Over the course of this...
Internal Combustion Engine
Apr 29, 2021, 8:00 AM
The invention of the internal combustion engine in the 19th century has revolutionized transportation over land, water, and air. Despite their omnipresence in modern day, the operation of an engine may be cryptic. Over the course of this...
Cameras and Lenses
Dec 7, 2020, 7:00 AM
Pictures have always been a meaningful part of the human experience. From the first cave drawings, to sketches and paintings, to modern photography, we’ve mastered the art of recording what we see.
Cameras and the lenses inside them...
Lights and Shadows
Jul 1, 2020, 8:00 AM
It’s hard to describe how paramount light is. Ultimately, it is the only thing we see. But just as important the presence of light is, so is its absence. To talk about light we have to start in darkness so let’s jump straight...
Feb 12, 2020, 9:00 AM
I’ve always been fascinated by mechanical gears. There is something captivating about the way their teeth come together to create a fluid, unified motion:
In this blog post I’d like to look at these simple machines up close....