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Video: Anodizing titanium reveals so many beautiful colors

Here’s a fun video showing the rainbow of colors that anodized titanium can become. There are blues and purples and gold and it all changes so fast. It’s basically magic (or science!) that just applying voltage to a piece of titanium in an electrolytic bath can transform the color completely. » 5/04/15 11:13am 5/04/15 11:13am

New Iron-Aluminum Alloy Is Strong and Light as Titanium, 10% of the Cost

The best materials are, by and large, the most expensive: carbon fiber, diamond and scandium all have properties to lust for, but an eye-watering price tag to match. Now, material scientists have tweaked an iron-aluminum alloy at the nano-scale to make a material that's as strong and light as titanium, another… » 2/05/15 7:30am 2/05/15 7:30am

This Titanium Card Is the Ultimate Do-It-All Wallet

Nobody likes a fat wallet, especially a fat boring wallet with no real tactical capabilities. That's what makes the Mesh Card so appealing. This slim slab of featherweight titanium works as a standalone wallet, a multi-tool, or just a useful addition to your existing wallet. It even prevents data thieves! » 8/26/14 5:00pm 8/26/14 5:00pm

Google Sent Out Broken Glass to Try on "For Look Purposes Only"

Is the only thing holding you back from entering the world of Glass the fact that you can't decide which color best brings out your eyes? Worry no more. Google's fixed the problem by sending potential Explorers all four colors of Glass' Titanium Collection. And because this is just about about how great(?) you'll look… » 4/18/14 5:33pm 4/18/14 5:33pm

Ultra-Simple Titanium Tools That Tackle Any Task With Style

Who says a multitool has to be some monstrous device overflowing with foldout blades and screwdrivers that's too large to comfortably carry in your pocket? The Portland-based design team at Industry takes a less is more approach with this pair of Solid: Series One tools that can be used however you want—and should… » 12/18/13 5:20pm 12/18/13 5:20pm

These 3D-Printed Titanium Watches Will Probably Outlive You

Titanium is one of those rare wonder materials that sounds like it could only exist in the movies as a fanciful plot device. It's real, though, and stronger and lighter than steel, which makes it a little tricky to work with. That is, unless you grind it into a powder and recombobulate it into any shape you want with… » 8/14/13 5:00pm 8/14/13 5:00pm

Escape Everything But Marriage With This Saw-Stashing Titanium Ring

It's probably not the best idea to plot a daring escape should you ever find yourself confined with a pair of handcuffs or plastic zip-ties. But if you and John Law don't get along, consider this clever Titanium Escape Ring that hides a small lockpick and saw. Just remember, the one thing it can't get you out of are… » 2/11/13 9:52am 2/11/13 9:52am