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.
With its signature sophisticated, minimalist look, the Autobahn is undeniably part of the NOMOS family, but there's something about it that is more dynamic than the rest of the watches in the legendary brand's portfolio. That playful attitude is drawn from the designer's inspiration, created not only with the famous German highway in mind but also from the 22-minute Kraftwerk song of the same name. The theme is most evident on the dial — where smooth, rounded corners rise to the edge like a steep curve, only to dip at the recessed subdial just above the elongated 3-date window at the bottom — while a light gray luminous ring glows blue in low light, bringing to mind the dashboard of a car at night. It all sits beneath sapphire domed crystal, which is also found on the back of the watch, to showcase the in-house built caliber DUW6101 movement — used here for the first time with a date complication. Despite all the traffic, it remains quite thin and wears comfortably on the wrist and is finished with a waterproof blue-black textile strap tailor-made in France that features the NOMOS winged clasp that is polished by hand.
Case Diameter: 41mm / Case Height: 10.5mm / Weight: 2.32 oz / Water Resistance: 10 ATM / Glass: Domed Sapphire Crystal / Lug Width: 20mm
Movement: Automatic DUW 6101 / Movement Height: 3.6mm / Movement Diameter: 15 1/2 lines (35.2mm) / Power Reserve: up to 42 hours / Jewels: 27
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Made for athletes in search of a comfortable shoe to wear while traveling, the Vans UltraRange Rapidweld is one of the most versatile in the brand's arsenal. It's made with a new UltraCush Lite midsole compound for added comfort and durability. It also has LuxLiner sock-fit construction for a secure, comfy fit, fully breathable mesh with Rapidweld details, and synthetic, textile, and suede uppers. Each pair is finished using water-based inks and glues and a durable rubber reverse waffle lug outsole.
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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.