Any old jerk can wear a fancy ring, but how many people can say their bling was made from materials that once flew at mach 3.2+ on the famed Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane? Now that’s some provenance.
Titanium is strong and super light and has a cool name but is it bulletproof? Demolition Ranch tries to puncture a hole in a 1 1/4-inch thick titanium plate by shooting different caliber bullets and guns at it and the results are pretty impressive. The titanium plate can withstand little pellet guns all the way up to…
It sounds like something straight out of a comic book, but after losing his sternum and part of his rib cage to cancer, a 54-year-old Spanish man received the world’s first 3D-printed chest prosthetic made from lightweight, but incredibly strong, titanium.
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.
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…
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!
Do you like to be prepared? Then you'll love this standard issue dog tag tool from Prometheus Design Werx. The titanium accessory is the exact same size as a standard American military issue dog tag, but it can do much, much more.
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…
The pursuit of an absolutely minimal wallet leads some to just wrap an elastic band around their plastic cards and cash. But many of us still need a little more structure than that, and that's what the Flexy delivers, with a form factor that's just barely larger than a single credit card.
It may look like an alien desk tidy, but you're actually looking at a bicycle frame hot off the 3D printer.
One of the biggest criticisms Google Glass has incurred since day one is that it's, well, ugly and/or weird-looking. Believe it or not, Google may have actually just solved the problem.
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…
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…
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…
The Titanium Utility Ring is not a wedding ring per se. But since I don't like man rings and the only rings I've ever worn are three wedding rings, it is a wedding ring to me. I mean, if I had to marry a fourth time, I'd definitely get this thing.
Chinese researchers have turned to the light absorbing properties of butterfly wings to significantly increase the efficiency of solar hydrogen cells, using biomimetics to copy the nanostructure that allows for incredible light and heat absorption.
Measuring a mere 5/8ths of an inch thick and weighing just 14 ounces, Heizer Defense claims its new DoubleTap tactical pocket pistol is the smallest and lightest .45 caliber handgun you can buy.
The Russian Federal Space Agency and NASA are saying that this mysterious titanium structure is not a part of any of their satellites, rockets or spacecraft. The Russian agency seized it and they are trying to determine its origin.