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  • Making History: When Aerospace Engineering and Irish Music Collide

    In the 11th century, the Emerald Isle was full of Celtic harps. Called cláirseach in Gaelic, a Celtic harp was a stunningly beautiful handcrafted instrument gracefully carved from a hard type of wood, like maple, and strung with brass metal strings. The sound it produced was a bright, resonant, ringing collection of notes requiring prodigious [...]

  • A Glance Back at the History of Summer Camps...and a Long Look Ahead to the Future

    Today marks our final day of summer camp for the 2012 season.  Hard to believe, right?  It seems like only yesterday I was posting about my favorite camp photos from our first week. Now, summer of 2012 is another amazing, tech-filled memory. Realizing that our 14th season would soon be in the books, we started [...]

  • Happy St. Patrick's Day, from iD!

    This Saturday, millions of people around the world will celebrate March 17 in a big way: It’s Saint Patrick’s Day! What comes to mind when you think of St. Patrick's Day? Perhaps visions of leprechauns, four leaf clovers, lucky charms, rainbows, gold and candy swirl through your brain. Millions sport green outfits. Have you ever [...]

  • Ancient (or at least older than me) Technology: The Memex

    The world wide web, the public face of the internet, was officially released in 1992 in Geneva, Switzerland by CERN, a particle physics laboratory. Do take note, this is not the same as “the internet” which is a broader term referring to the interconnection of computers, dating back all the way to 1958 and a [...]