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What was Dazzle Camouflage and did it work?

PortandTerminal.com, December 1, 2019 Camouflage is usually about blending in, but some of the most unusual camouflage during World War I wasn’t designed to do that. Instead of attempting to hide a ship, the goal was to conceal the ship’s course through flashy misdirection. LONDON – In the early days of modern warfare, ships protected themselves from German U-boats with wild, eye-distracting painted patterns called dazzle. The …

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No, Galileo didn’t invent the telescope. Hans Lippershey swore that he did though

PortandTerminal.com, November 18, 2019 Who was the first person to create a telescope? It’s one of the most indispensable tools in maritime travel and astronomy, so it seems like the person who first came up with the idea would be well known. They’re not. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – It is a common misconception that Galileo invented the telescope. He didn’t. Who …

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