As they pursued hang gliding history on a July day over Texas, Jonny Durand, foreground, and Dustin Martin were often in sight of each other. More Photos »
PUBLISHED: Jan. 12, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (753 words)
It’s another perfect day in Los Angeles, but the real players aren’t in Hollywood or Beverly Hills. They’re downtown at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the annual…
Separated from his older brother at a train station, five-year-old Saroo Munshi Khan found himself lost in the slums of Calcutta. Nearly 20 years later, living in Australia, he began a painstaking…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 9, 2012
LENGTH: 20 minutes (5097 words)
“Federal Standard 595—Colors Used in Government Procurement” has its roots in World War I, when in 1918 Bulletin No. 90 of the General HQ of the American Expeditionary Force established a color identified as “olive drab” as the official shade for tactical vehicles, though what exactly those words indicated was a subject of some confusion. In 1917, the manual for the Quartermaster Corps had defined olive drab as a combination of ochre and black pigments, though it did not mention a specific ratio, nor did it indicate which manufacturer’s pigments were best suited for the job.