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Journey Into an Active Volcano

Journey Into an Active Volcano

On the brink of a new age of discovery, Sam Cossman is redefining the art of exploration by leveraging technology and innovation as a force for good.

Searching Through History for a Better Future

Searching Through History for a Better Future

Retired NASA engineer Todd Hodges recently spent time at the Linda Hall Library exploring technical documents that are at least 50 years old in search of new ideas in aeronautics. Hodges worked for NASA in Langley, Va., and currently serves as a consultant. He spent...

Matthew Calbraith Perry

Matthew Calbraith Perry, a Commodore in the U.S. Navy, was born Apr. 10, 1794. In 1852, Commodore Perry set off with a squadron of ships for Japan. For 250 years, throughout the Tokugawa shogunate, Japan had maintained a strict isolationist policy toward the West, and...