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.

The Renaissance was considered a time of rapid innovation and "rebirth." And the many ways in which Leonardo da Vinci was set on inventing the future of... well.. everything!

architecture

Filippo Brunelleschi: Sculptor, Goldsmith, Duomo Maker

Filippo Brunelleschi: Sculptor, Goldsmith, Duomo Maker

How losing the competition that would lead to the job-of-a-lifetime against a detested rival led to the rise of one of the world's most famous architects.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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