In 2011, a massive earthquake hit Tōhoku, triggering a tsunami that devastated coastal Japan and surged across the ocean. The triple-plate tectonic junction that spawned the disaster has a mirror image across the Pacific Ocean, a nasty intersection of looming catastrophe in the Pacific Northwest.
The Concorde became the premiere transport across the Atlantic in part because it was precluded from flying over populated areas due to the sonic boom it creates. A new two-wing design, however, may hold the secret to silently breaking the sound barrier. Guile does not approve.
With its delicate stack of slender rings, Luke Gerram's latest piece is a testament to both 3D printing technology and the legacy of Japan's most catastrophic natural disaster.
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake rumbled the northeast coast of Japan at a depth of 15.2 miles. The resulting tsunami destroyed everything nearby, but most people thought it never affected other areas. Until now.