Adventures in Coffee Making

Coffee is the most important liquid in the entire universe, and we met some of the Colombian farmers who produce it by hand.

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Space Apps Ottawa 2019: Mission Accomplished

Along with over 200 cities around the world, Ottawa teams worked all weekend to solve NASA- and CSA-designed challenges that leverage spacecraft, celestial & science data.

Filed under Space.

Camping Griffon's pebble beach

Was Canadian Whisky Smuggled to Al Capone From Our Beach in l'Anse-au-Griffon?

Was Canadian whisky smuggled from our beach in l'Anse-au-Griffon to gangster Al Capone during the Prohibition? Local legend might be historical fact.

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More Street Art: Murals of Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres' inventive and talented street artists have been busy. Check out some more stunningly beautiful murals including new 3d effects and other tricks!

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Street Art: Murals of Isla Mujeres

One of Isla Mujeres island's many charms is that many of its buildings are covered by beautiful murals, and each street corner reveals new artistic vistas.

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Cenote Diving in the Yucatan

Cenotes are water-filled limestone caves that hold a special place in Mayan folklore - and are great fun to explore. I'm lucky to be on vacation in Mexico and jumped at the chance to see them above and below the water line.

Filed under Scuba Diving.

"Where Are They?" A New Estimate of Alien Civilizations Is Both Exciting and Scary

A new calculation estimates how many alien civilizations are out there - here's what the results mean for us.

Filed under Space.

Ring of Kerry road with sheep in foreground

Wild Atlantic Way: Ring of Kerry, Skelligs, and Valentia Island

Explore the famous Ring of Kerry in south-west Ireland.

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Onwards & Upwards, by Nicholas Kellett

Programmer. Traveler. Blogger. Space Cadet.

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Space Apps Ottawa 2017

2017-05-08 | 1

Space Apps Ottawa 2017, Ottawa’s inaugural NASA International Space Apps Challenge hackathon weekend, has finished with impressive results. What happened, and what’s next?

Flowers In Space

#SpaceAppsOttawa in the Ottawa Business Journal

2017-04-20 | 0

“NASA’s International Space Apps Hackathon Touches Down in Ottawa”: #SpaceAppsOttawa upcoming hackathon event is featured in the Ottawa Business Journal.

SpaceX “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” Rockets

2017-03-31 | 0

Elon Musk’s SpaceX company achieved another historic milestone, re-using its liquid-fueled orbital booster rocket from a previous landing attempt and advancing New Space technology once again.

“Where Are They?” A New Estimate of Alien Civilizations Is Both Exciting and Scary

2017-03-24 | 0

“Where Are They?” A new calculation estimates how many alien civilizations are out there – here’s what the results mean for us.

Crashed Ice Ottawa 2017

2017-03-05 | 0

Velocity enthusiasts rocket themselves down an ice rollercoaster during the Red Bull Ice Cross Downhill World Championship in Ottawa.

King Canute and the Eternal Laws of Atmospheric Thermodynamics

2017-01-08 | 0

As we watch our fragile sea-barriers swamped by ceaseless and increasingly powerful waves, we must learn the limits of our power over nature.

Ottawa, prepare yourselves for liftoff!

2016-12-29 | 0

Ottawa, prepare yourselves for liftoff! NASA International #SpaceApps Challenge hits town.

Astrophotography, Take 2

2016-10-12 | 0

An early morning hike up a cliff is a (steep) price to pay to photograph the night sky.

Sony DSL A35 with Rokinon 14mm lens and Vello intervalometer

Astrophotography, Take 1

2016-10-05 | 5

My first steps into a new hobby, taking pictures of the night sky.

Downtown Cardiff with castle in background

Betting Would Be Easy If You Knew The Future

2016-09-29 | 1

In which a traveler from the not-so-distant future tells us a sports result.

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