Shipping containers Birthday, 26 April 1956

It is universally recognised as one of the greatest inventions of the modern world, one that completely changed the way in which business has been done since the 20th century and really and truly made the world a smaller place and the one true architect of Globalisation. People know it through its many variants such as – Container,…

Infographic: Ever Heard of the Chinese Junk Boat?

As many may be unfamiliar with them today, Chinese junk boats have played a tremendously important role in shaping our modern world. The junk is a flat-bottomed boat made from lightweight soft woods, which features unique sails reinforced with bamboo slats and a partitioned hull that prevents flooding if one section is breached. These boats…

Infographic: Bizarre Creatures in The Marianas Trench

It’s a geological feature so massive, so vast and so imposing that it makes Mount Everest look like a mole hill by comparison. Unlike Everest, though, it’s nearly invisible and will be forever unseen by the unaided human eye. It’s the Mariana Trench, an underwater gash in Earth’s crust that’s five times longer than the…