Most of the time, a capsizing ship is a bad thing. Even listing to one side can be dangerous if done at too steep of an angle. However, for at least one ship, a 90 degree change in orientation is essential to its function. Meet the Office of Naval Research’s RP FLIP or FLIP Research Vessel (Floating Instrument Platform).
This is Part One of a series exploring the science and philosophy of dreams, written by first time contributor Victoria Collins. Although a dream is defined as ‘a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep’, most would agree that they are so much more. We have heard of many unusual things about dreams and some very interesting theories about their origins, many of which we will explore in this series.