From her early days as a motorcyclist to her work as an architect, the life of Elspeth Beard has been nothing short of inspiring. Her first feat started in 1982 when she took her BMW R60/6 motorbike on a two-year ride across the globe. The trip put her in a category of her own, making her the first Englishwoman to travel across the world on a motorcycle. Not missing a beat, Beard got to work restoring an abandoned water tower, picking up several architectural awards and cementing herself as one of the coolest people on the planet.
It isn't the first Rubik's cube solve by a robot, but it is the fastest. Ben Katz and some pals at MITERS created an electric motor-driven robot that reads, computes and solves a Rubik's cube in less than half a second, beating the old record by nearly half.
A modular tactical bag equipped to tackle your everyday missions, that's what the 5.11 All Missions Pack delivers. The backpack gets its versatility from a series of five interchangeable gear sets. Using a velcro surface, the different pouches attach to the exterior and are secured by four plastic clips, giving the pack the adaptability to be used by anyone from first responders and police officers to commuters and avid adventurers. When you need to stay organized, slap on the admin pouch for a day at the office or if you're heading out into the wilderness, attach the Hexgrid system. The geometric net allows pouches and gear to be mounted in different positions for quick access. There's also a med pouch, the 2-banger storage gearset, and the low profile double deploy. Available in three sizes.
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Mastering a basic isn't an easy task but Mott & Bow T-Shirts seem to have done it. The tees are constructed from 100% cotton that is made with the perfect ratio of singles and gauges for an ultra-lightweight feel. It then maximizes the comfort level with a fit that is neither too slim or too baggy and they went ahead and preshrunk them so sizing is accurate. Made in Peru, the classic crew necks come in a wide variety of colors and a brand new heavyweight pocket t-shirt as well — each of which will transition easily into your everyday rotation.
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Jon Copley and the BBC team behind Blue Planet did something that's never been done before: Diving over 1000 meters below the waves in Antarctica. In the frigid black water, Copley and his team found a place bursting with life, from tiny krill to the Antarctica sun seastar.
Although it might sound like a dream, living on coffee alone is not so wise. There are some positives like reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes and some cancers, but that's just with regular consumption. Like two or three cups a day. Going on an all-coffee diet leads to excess amounts of caffeine and causes headaches, nausea, restlessness and muscle spasms. Overdosing on it can even lead to more series problems like comas, trouble breathing, and cardiac arrest. So go ahead, enjoy your espressos and americanos. Just remember to keep it in moderation.