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What to Expect on an Overland Adventure

Simple Discoveries Exploration, Travel

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. It’s a quote by Helen Keller that seems to be a rallying call for those bitten by wanderlust, thirsty for adrenalin, or anyone else seeking a thrilling moment of exploration. When such an adventure calls you to Africa, an overland safari may seem the best way to scratch the itch. No other …

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Fighting Extinction: Matopos Rhino Experience

Simple Discoveries Exploration, Travel

It felt like a scene you might watch on a wildlife documentary. We were stooped over, shuffling through grass and brush, our eyes darting between the powerful creature we were approaching and the tall man in khaki. We were exploring Zimbabwe’s Matopos National Park and working our way closer to a pair of African White Rhinos. A pair of African …

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Exploring Chobe National Park

Simple Discoveries Exploration, Travel

The water lapping the hull of our pontoon boat had the appearance of being peaceful. It’s silky ribbons almost tempting one to swim and escape the scorch of the Botswana sun. But these waters are also home to some of Africa’s most aggressive animals. About halfway into our overland adventure with Acacia Africa and we’re exploring the Chobe River in Chobe National …

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Namibia’s Fish River Canyon

Simple Discoveries Exploration

The crunch of the gravel road softened and with a pop and hiss the brakes on our overland safari vehicle signaled our arrival. Just three days into our 25-day adventure across southern Africa with Acacia Africa and we were gazing upon the largest canyon on the continent. The nearly 100-mile stretch of Fish River Canyon cuts across southern Namibia and for …

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Satellite Applications Catapult

James Johnson Innovation

There’s a place between a brilliant idea and a finished marketable product called the “valley of death.” It’s a treacherous place where fresh, visionary thoughts confront the harshness of real world implementation. When new ways of thinking confront this infamous valley, they need either the resolve and resources to weather the challenges ahead or to form an alliance with those …

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Creative Engineering at SUTD

James Johnson Innovation

Nearly five months into our year-long journey around the globe and we were preparing to once again meet with those pioneering new ways to explore space. After witnessing the inspiring innovation of Gilmour Space Technologies on Australia’s Gold Coast, we thought a follow-up visit with the company’s founder and CEO, Adam Gilmour, might be in order. That next visit would take us …

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GISTDA: Visiting Thailand’s Space Agency

James Johnson Innovation

While Thailand draws people from all over the world to experience its intricate temples, dazzling beaches, and mouthwatering food, few may realize that this country also hosts its own space agency. Nearly 75 miles southeast of the bustling metropolis of Bangkok, amid the industrial setting of the Chonburi district, one can find a place of collaborative efforts, inspirational exhibits, and …