Jem Stansfield of BBC's Bang Goes The Theory, travels to the Solar Furnace Research Facility in Southern France to see what kind of damage highly concentrated sunlight can do (a lot, apparently).
With the help of Tiger-Stone, you can build 400 hundred yards of brick road a day. Just insert the bricks and it spews them out into neat, tightly-packed cobblestone side streets.
The 1960's was a revolutionary time for diving, with significant improvements to underwater diving apparatus and underwater timing instruments. Leading the charge was Oris, and now they've reached back into their archives for the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed blue-dialed version, the green Oris arrives with an updated look of the original while retaining retro details like the slim case line, thin bezel, and trapezoid date window. It's also taken advantage of 21st-century watchmaking techniques with Swiss Made automatic movement, bubble-curved glass made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and anti-reflective coating on the inside to reduce glare and increase legibility while underwater. This direct descendant of one of Oris's first diver's comes with a choice of three straps and a metal bracelet, and successfully melds the groundbreaking features of the original with modern enhancements for a diver that's in a class by itself.
Already known for their quality craftsmanship, Shinola recently branched out into the world of audio equipment with the release of the Runwell Turntable. The Runwell Turntable features a built-in phono preamplifier and a belt driven pulley, and every component and element were carefully sourced from manufacturers around the globe before being built at the brand new Shinola Audio factory in Detroit under the watchful eye of Alex Rosson, Director of Audio. They might be the new kid on the block, but the Runwell is already in the conversation with some of the best turntables on the market, and should make even hardcore audiophiles pay attention.
Presented by Shinola.
This 15-story hotel in China can withstand a level 9 earthquake and was built in only 2 days -- or a bout the same time it would take an American contractor to paint a 2-story Bungalow.