A large pyramid has been discovered underwater between the islands of Terceira and São Miguel, which are part of the archipelago of the Azores. At an approximate height of 60 meters, the structure boasts an area of 8000 square meters. The finding of a pyramid in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean could reignite the debate around the existence of Atlantis, since there have been numerous postulations that the Azores could be the possible location of the mythical island.
Take-Off Right From the Beach
Danger sign at Maho Beach St. Martin. Source: Wikipedia
Today, March 20th marks the beginning of Spring, which means we are that much closer to summer. After a long and dreadful winter (at least in Ontario) it is easy to start day-dreaming about those hot summer days, where the days are long and the nights are warm. However, when we think of summer our next thought may be traveling, which in most cases involves flying inside an aircraft at 30,000 ft. Whether you like to fly or not, most will agree that there is something majestic about watching an airplane soar through the air.
Just for a moment forget about expensive plane tickets and long waits at security and think about all of the principles and hard work behind the art of flight; think about all of the countless hours of engineering and research put into each plane and the preparation required prior to each flight to ensure everyone on board has a pleasant experience. The plane hasn't taken off yet and I'm already in awe.
Compose: New Message
While reading an article on the Globe and Mail newspaper about a 22 year-old engineer sending the first text message on December 3rd of 1992, I came to the realization that anyone born after my birth year (1991) was brought up with text-messaging as part of their life. That thought may not even cross most people's mind right away, but considering young adults (aged 18-24) are sending an average of 110 texts a day may stir up some thoughts. I, myself, am an avid smartphone user
idea mater is a series of articles, ideas and reflections written and compiled by Rafael Fraga and Edmundo Rodrigues. Topics such as history, science, art or life-style are presented with a hint of personal opinion.
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Power of time: Lapse photography
Travels, books and bad journalism
Camera assassin: the smartphone
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