The science of piracy


Today is apparently International Talk Like a Pirate Day (No, we don't know why, either).

RiAus has used it as an excuse to look at the science and technology an old school pirate would use every day.

Navigational instruments like the backstaff, nocturnal and sextant, how to measure your speed in knots, explosives for cannonballs, scurvy and other health issues are all covered, with more on the RiAus website.

  1. http://www.talklikeapirate.com
  2. http://riaus.org.au/podcast/a-week-in-science-19-september-2014-3-2/
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