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Chronographs - Don't use them, but got a few...

Currently have three chronographs in my collection...<p>I rarely (if ever, really) use a chronograph, but I do like the aesthetic they provide - …

4 Better Ways to Spend $163 Billion

The F-35 joint strike fighter--the United States' most expensive and controversial warplane to date--is finally operational after more than a decade of painfully expensive setbacks. This is good news for supporters of the program, much more so than the program's last claim of good news - liftoff …

Watch Typhoons Intercept A Russian Intel Plane From Inside The Cockpit

This video shows what it looks like to intercept a Russian IL-20M electronic intelligence collection aircraft, high over the Baltic Sea. The Royal …

Military

IWC Portuguese vs. Portugieser

It’s difficult to update anything that already has a great formula for success. In the automotive world, for example, Porsche decided to update the 911 with more gadgetry like electronic steering, and hardcore enthusiasts were outraged.<p>That same level of outrage sometimes occurs in the horological …

Air Force Moves Aggressively On Lasers

A laser experiment at the Air Force Research Laboratory<p>TYSON’S CORNER: All branches of the military really want laser weapons. But they don’t all …

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Travel

Classic Man: "What To Do If The Pilot Dies"

Where in the world is this plane going next? Six days in the life of a long haul passenger jet

Have you ever sat in your seat on a passenger jet and wondered where it's just come from - and where it’s headed to after you've landed? Well I …

Malaysian Airlines Mystery: What Newfound Wing Debris Could Reveal

Update, August 5, 2:23 PM ET: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Wednesday, August 5, that the wing debris did come from Malaysia Airlines …

Airplanes

What really causes plane crashes? (It’s not what you think)

The decade’s biggest aviation mystery may be inching closer to resolution: the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared …

Airplanes

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Singularity

Airbus just patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in 1 hour

In other words, Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet.<p>Airbus expects the jet to reach speeds as high as Mach 4.5 — or 4 1/2 times the speed of sound.<p>According to PatentYogi's Deepak Gupta, this means the Airbus jet could make the trip from London to New York in just one hour. That's a significant …

Aerospace

Largest plane in the world to perform test flights in 2016

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started planning to build the largest plane in the world in 2011, along with several partners -- including Elon Musk. Now, that plane (called Stratolaunch) is under construction at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, and is expected to undergo testing as …

The Calendar Watch, Explained

When in Rome<p>Any function on a watch beyond merely telling time is called a “complication”, and it’s a fitting term. Even adding a date function …

Watches

Mark Bouris Explains Why He Loves His Watch – Video Interview

We sat down with Australian entrepreneur Mark Bouris to find out why he loves his IWC Perpetual Calendar.

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Just Because: On The 46th Anniversary Of Man Walking On The Moon, Here Are Five Great Stories About The Omega Speedmaster

Forty six years ago today, man walked on the moon for the very first time. It is no secret that along with the good men of Apollo XI went an Omega …

Watches

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French and Malaysian officials plan next stage of MH370 investigation

Meeting in Paris comes as strong winds across the French isle of Reunion – where a Boeing 777 wing fragment washed up last week – spark anticipation of further wreckage<p>A French judge on Monday met with Malaysian officials to coordinate the reinvigorated investigation into MH370, as strong winds …

Astronomers find aurora a million times brighter than the northern lights

The most powerful aurora ever recorded has been spotted above a failed star 18 light years away, solving a longstanding astronomical mystery<p>The sky above a failed star in a distant constellation shimmers with a beautiful green and yellow aurora one million times brighter than the northern lights. …

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NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds Earth's cousin

Earth 2.0<p>NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. The space agency today announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we've found yet orbiting inside a star's habitable zone — the places around a sun where it’s warm enough for liquid surface …

Jasen nature reserve: Macedonia’s secret getaway

Deep in the Balkans, this grandiosely named nature reserve might just be the best-kept secret among Europe’s national parks. Home to the rare Balkan chamois (wild goat) and endangered Eurasian lynx, Macedonia’s Jasen is one of the region’s most ecologically significant areas. While there are no …

BA first officer Kate Laidler talks success of Beyond the Flight Deck - Runway Girl

British Airways launched its Beyond the Flight Deck (BFD) programme in 2012, aiming to improve the passenger experience through direct contact with …

Huge, Alien-Hunting Telescope Could Become Hubble's Successor

Introducing the High-Definition Space Telescope<p>It’s never too early to start planning ahead. Hubble is nearing the end of its lifespan, and the James Webb Space Telescope is just gearing up to take its place in 2018. But what comes after that?<p>“As we near Hubble’s 25th year in orbit, we’re asking …