Ambiguous Ancestry

  Born and raised in Nova Scotia but schooled in Britain, Commodore Fraser Fraser-Harris flew carrier-based fighter-bombers and fighter planes throughout the Second World War, and later captained surface combatants… Read more »


Crash Course

Availability of cheaper, better accelerometers opens up the possibility of do-it-yourself impact-data collection for boat designers and builders. But how they collect those data depends on the sort of impacts… Read more »

fast company

Fast Company—At a Clip

In the 1960s and ’70s, powerboat drivers worked closely with boatbuilders like Bertram and Cigarette to develop fast boats that won races. That meant the drivers often found out what… Read more »