Discover New Worlds: The Renaissance

Before venturing out on the Journey of a Lifetime, it might be important to know something about your destination. We've got you covered. Here are some stories about why the Renaissance was considered a time of rapid innovation and "rebirth." And how Leonardo da Vinci was set on inventing the future of... well... everything!

technology

Da Vinci Under Lock-and-Key

Da Vinci Under Lock-and-Key

A good story may raise ideas out of fiction to turn them into fact. Enter, science fiction!

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science

Leonardo's Perpetual Motion Designs

Leonardo's Perpetual Motion Designs

Can an object set in motion, stay in motion? Sir Isaac Newton famously settled in the First Law of Motion. But da Vinci experimented with perpetual motion long before Newton proved the natural law.

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arts

Wait, Was that a Selfie?

Wait, Was that a Selfie?

Think the selfie is a modern invention? Long before your cell phone, artists used the camera obscura to paint portraits of... themselves.

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culture

Da Vinci's Way: Fashion, Renaissance Style

Da Vinci's Way: Fashion, Renaissance Style

Follow Instagram fashion trends today, and you'll see influencers showing the latest trends. But how would a fashionista in the fifteenth century know what not to wear?

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engineering

Leonardo da Vinci's Lion Robot

Leonardo da Vinci's Lion Robot

Artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci is reputed to have created a mechanical lion made for a king. And there were those who say it moved on its own power. Making the first known workable robots over 500 years old.

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history

MASTERY: Da Vinci's Secret to Inventing the Future

MASTERY: Da Vinci's Secret to Inventing the Future

How would you think of the possibility of air travel-if only birds and butterflies were the only to the skies? Or design a military tank from observing a turtle in its shell? Imagine how Leonardo da Vinci thought that stuff up-hundreds of years ahead of his time.

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