Chanel is a company that does fashion and perfume. I know this because I can't walk into a department store without walking past a bunch of glass cases that smell like someone boiled six billion flowers in a pot and then threw it on me, leaving me only to walk past the purses and handbag sections and laugh at the prices for tiny, tiny little bags. Show More Summary
You already know being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, which is why slipping on that comfortable pair of rose colored glasses from time to time is tempting. Unfortunately, the sooner you learn a few hard truths about being a trailblazer, the sooner you can avoid a few of the unnecessary bumps and bruises. There will come a time—many of them—where a […]
The Apple Watch Sport is basically Apple’s entry-level smartwatch. It will sport an Ion-X glass display versus sapphire which is found on the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition models. Now in terms of durability sapphire was found to...Show More Summary
Dad puts an arrow through the sliding glass door..
The world’s best — and most expensive — watches all have a sapphire crystal, because sapphire is incredibly hard, making them extremely scratch resistant and almost scratch-proof under normal use. But sapphire is expensive, so most watches instead have a glass crystal, which isn’t as hard or scratch resistant as sapphire, but still holds up. More »
The moment I saw 'ole Highlander there I knew everything was going to be just fine...
We had to slap this story on its glass rump repeatedly before the truth came out.
Photo by Sandra Pereznieto via ArchDaily Once a radical proposal for residential architecture, expansive walls of glass are now common in the most striking new modern homes. Whether they're framing Mediterranean or desert views, bringing the outside in, or setting...
ARE HAPPIER LAWYERS, CHEAPER LEGAL FEES ON THE HORIZON? Glenn Reynolds, our beneficent Insta-host, reviews the new book, Glass Half Full: The Decline And Rebirth of the Legal Profession by Ben Barton, Glenn’s fellow University of Tennessee law professor, who has also been guest-posting here this week, in his latest USA Today column: [W]hile technology […]
Teen girl: Michael Jackson paid that white woman to have his kids, ’cause he wants his kids to be white. Teen boy: Michael Jackson never gonna have white kids. It’s like if you got a glass of Ovaltine, and you put water in it, and you just keep on adding water, what do you get? […]
On a recent visit to Los Angeles, Jackie Chan joined a group of Hollywood power players for a dinner party at Will Smith’s house. As soon as the meal was over, Chan stood up, grabbed his half-consumed glass of water and dumped the rest onto a potted plant.
A long shot of yardwork figures in the last of eight plates of the Douglas property in Takoma Park, Maryland, circa 1895. 5x7 glass negative by Edward M. Douglas (1857-1936) and donated to Shorpy by his great-grandson. View full siz...
The world’s best—and most expensive—watches all have a sapphire crystal, because sapphire is incredibly hard, making them extremely scratch resistant and almost scratch-proof under normal use. But sapphire is expensive, so most watches instead have a glass crystal, which isn’t as hard or scratch resistant as sapphire, but still holds up. Read more...
Glass half-empty or half-full? Does it really matter? As it turns out, it does matter how you explain that glass and the world around you. Those who explain things one way tend to be better salespeople, have less depression and are more motivated than those who see things the opposite way. Show More Summary
Not unlike the fading tones of a ringing crystal goblet, the spacetime continuum andthe universe itself may be oscillating through billions of years of cosmic time, say two U.S. physicists. In a paper recently published in The Astronomical Journal, physicists Harry Ringermacher and Lawrence Mead at the University of Southern Mississippi [...]
Scientists have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scientists for decades.
One of the most famous tricks in chemistry is “The Rope Trick.” First discovered in 1959 by the chemist who went on to invent kevlar, this lets chemists pour two liquids into a glass... and then pull out a seemingly endless nylon rope from between the still-separated-liquids. Read more...
Although the sapphire used in most Apple Watch displays is more durable than the Ion-X glass in the Apple Watch Sport, it comes with penalties to image quality -- especially in ambient light, according to lab tests published on Mond...
Images courtesy the artist You’ll need shades and your raincoat for Leigh Sachwitz’s latest 360-degree interactive multimedia installation. The piece, INSIDE OUT, brings viewers through three and a half minutes of extreme weather, from dazzling rain drops to monsoon-style torrential downpours. Show More Summary
Thirteen million people visit the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris every year, entering through massive wooden doors at the base of towers as solidly planted as mountains. They stand in front of walls filigreed with stained glass and gaze at a ceiling supported by delicate ribs of stone. Show More Summary