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

Virtual Reality: A Matter of Perception

Virtual Reality: A Matter of Perception

Think VR and AR are new technologies? Low-tech versions have existed for centuries.

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science

Da Vinci Savings Time

Da Vinci Savings Time

"Time stays long enough for those who make use of it." -Leonardo da Vinci

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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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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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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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