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“Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets”*…


Photographer Sabine Pearlman has created a portfolio of cross-sections of bullets.  While all of them are deadly, they’re strikingly different, one to the next.  See them all at “Ammo.”

* George S. Patton


As we sign on with Gabrielle Giffords and James Brady, we might recall that it was on this date in 1914, that Robert H. Goddard, then age 31, was issued a U.S. patent, the first of the 214 he would obtain in his lifetime as a pioneering rocket scientist.  This inaugural patent was for a “Rocket Apparatus” (U.S. No. 1,102,653) which described the multi-stage rocket concept.  He received a patent for the the innovation that made him famous– a liquid-fueled rocket design (U.S. No. 1,103,503)– the following week.




Written by LW

July 7, 2013 at 1:01 am

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