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How Amelia Earhart Financed Her Expeditions

December 28, 2022

Amelia Earhart is best known for her flying endeavors, but many people don’t know about the fascinating and creative ways she funded her expeditions. Cosmopolitan Editor, Lecturer In 1928, Earhart became aviation editor for Cosmopolitan magazine. Her first article was published in November of that year. In her articles, she answered readers’ questions about aviation…

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CAD and Industrial Engineer Joseph Kastner holds a model printed with a Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K Resin 3D Printer

Joseph Kastner Brings 3D-Printing to Pacmin Studios

November 11, 2022

What is Additive Manufacturing? Commonly interchanged with the term 3D printing, additive manufacturing is “the process of creating an object by building it one layer at a time.”1 Historically, standard manufacturing has been a subtractive process in which an object is created by cutting away at a volume of material. How Has Additive Manufacturing Changed…

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AI-generated image of an airline pilot. Generated with Midjourney version 4.

You Won’t Believe These Images Were Generated by a Computer

November 1, 2022

Since the introduction of GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks) in 2014, AI Image generation has escalated at an alarming rate. Recently, systems like DALL·E and Stable Diffusion have put AI image generation into the hands of the public. Users can generate amazing images from the input of simple text prompts. When Did it Start? Artist Harold…

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Evolution of Aircraft Paint and Livery Design

August 31, 2022

Humble Beginnings In the first decades following the invention of the airplane, paint was expensive, heavy, and had poor adherence. For these reasons, airplane manufacturers would leave the exterior of their aircraft bare, or, with minimal markings such as titles or emblems. It wasn’t until after the Second World War that innovations in paint and…

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United Airlines Boeing 377 Stratocruiser Cutaway Model

Miniatures Part II (Collectors Edition)

August 12, 2022

In our quest to uncover the secret to humans’ fascination with miniatures, we explored The Remarkable History of the Miniature. In this installment, we’ll look at the motivations of those perhaps most captivated by miniatures—collectors—and see what they can tell us about our own fascination. Why Do People Collect Miniatures? What Makes Collectibles Valuable? A…

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If You Don’t Use Color Theory In Your Branding, You’re Doing It Wrong

July 21, 2022

Table of Contents Color and Branding Brand Example: Alaska Airlines Additive Vs. Subtractive Color What is the Difference Between RGB and CMYK? What is CIELAB, or L*a*b*, Color Space? How Color Theory is Used at Pacmin Studios Color and Branding Color has a profound effect on the way people perceive a brand. Since colors have…

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