If it all goes down and Armageddon is upon us, you'll want to be in the safest possible place to wait out World War III — and that place is probably Switzerland. In the immortal words of Admiral Ackbar, "It's a trap!". As in, the entire country is a trap. With bridges, roads, and even mountain sides rigged with explosives, disguised artillery emplacements, and 200,000 troops ready in 72 hours, Switzerland has every intention of maintaining its famous neutrality.
Solar eclipses aren't rare — they're happening somewhere on Earth every year or two. But what exactly causes solar eclipses and how to view them safely can be. National Geographic shows you how the phenomenon occurs and how to watch it without ruining your eyesight.
For the first 150 years, photography saw only incremental changes. Cameras still used film and lenses, and it took a darkroom and chemicals to process the images. But in the 21st century, the world of photography saw two major shifts — from film to digital, and the decline of bulky, purpose-built cameras to the camera-equipped smartphone. But where does photography go from here? COOPH looks at where photography is, and where it could be going.
There's hardly a guitar that's been rode as hard and put away wet as Willie Nelson's iconic Trigger. Willie's Martin N-20 has seen thousands of stages and bears the signatures of over 100 of Willie's friends and fellow performers. Luthier Mark Erlewine has been taking care of Trigger for years and gives an up close look at the famous guitar during a recent repair.