This is how the US Marines wish you a Merry Christmas, people. The Marines with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment. So Star Warsy. They are firing Lightweight Howitzers during a night exercise. A beautiful shot of such a deadly weapon. [Flickr]
These tiny, lightweight knives might make the perfect pocket knife for everyday use, and they're no doubt great for travel. Note: Probably not on planes.
A new road bike will probably cost you a grand or so. It'll also probably weight almost 30 pounds. But this featherweight specimen, made entirely out of carbon fiber, skimps on nothing—and weighs only six. Worth $45,000?
I can't even imagine what it's like to lose one limb, let along three, but it's reassuring to know that at least there's a wheelchair out there that's suitable for those in a similar situation to Bryan Anderson. UPDATE
These tiny Triangia alcohol camp stoves are nothing new, but in the interest of using only the lighest of ultralight materials for backpacking, they're about the most featherweight version of the venerable quick heater in existence.
How come we never get groovy names for our laptops like the Japanese do? We stick to numbers and odd names that mean nothing, like VAIO. But here's one to remember. The Apricot AL C notebook is made by Mitsubishi and weighs just 35 ounces (get it, small fruit=lightweight laptop), making it easy enough for me to carry…