C1 Tourbillon Watch Has 18th Century Tech to Correct for Gravity

We've shown you some beautiful retro-digital watches recently, but this timepiece takes the prize for integrating real old technology: a tourbillon escapement. Invented in 1795, this type of escapement actually rotates inside its frame and was designed to counteract lop-sided gravity effects caused by the vertical… » 4/16/08 1:30pm 4/16/08 1:30pm

Lockheed Martin Quiet Supersonic Transport: From New York to LA in 2…

You too can fly cross-country in 2 hours, that is, if you can ever get your hands on a Lockheed Martin Quiet Supersonic Transport (QSST)—a 12 person luxury plane that can hit over 1,100 MPH. But unlike its daddy, the Concord, this plane can muffle its sonic boom to 1/100 the strength. That means you won't be limited… » 2/14/07 7:35pm 2/14/07 7:35pm