Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers

Vacheron Constantin took everybody’s breath away last SIHH by introducing five versions of the Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers. These watches pay tribute to the early days of aviation when hot air balloons where the first means for humankind to explore the earth from above. Continue reading Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers

The U.S. Treasury Has a Whole Department That Rebuilds and Refunds Destroyed Cash

It doesn’t matter what ludicrous conspiracy theory is stopping you from storing your money in a bank, you’ll be happy to know that the US Department of the Treasury has an entire division dedicated to the task of trying to rebuild and recover currency should your cash-stuffed mattress get destroyed in a fire or flood. Continue reading The U.S. Treasury Has a Whole Department That Rebuilds and Refunds Destroyed Cash

China Claims to Have a Real-Deal Laser Gun That Inflicts ‘Instant Carbonization’ of Human Skin

As the U.S. prepares for war in space, China’s bringing the space war home. Its ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is reportedly capable of hitting a target from a kilometer away, igniting flammable objects, and burning through human skin. And it’s ready for production, the researchers behind the project claim. Continue reading China Claims to Have a Real-Deal Laser Gun That Inflicts ‘Instant Carbonization’ of Human Skin