nasa
NASA’s New Titanium Airless Tires Are Nearly Indestructible

Stretch a Slinky toy too far, and eventually the metal coil will be warped so much it won’t be able to return to its original spring shape. That’s a problem also faced by the metal spring tires designed to roll across our Moon, and other planets our rovers are exploring. But NASA has created an alternative, made from titanium, that can tackle any terrain and always return to its original tire shape. Read More >>

design
Jewellery Made From an Actual SR-71 Blackbird is Cool as Hell

Anyone 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. Read More >>

smartwatches
The Best Fitness Tracker You Can Buy Now Has a Sleek Titanium Case

The Basis Peak is probably the best fitness tracker you can buy right now, more capable and more accurate than the rest of the competition. Now, it’s been updated with a sleek titanium case, a bunch of new leather straps and a fistful of smart software tweaks. Read More >>

science
A New Manufacturing Technique Could Finally Make Titanium Cheaper

Titanium is often used where low weight and high strength are required and money is no object—because it's extremely costly to produce. Now, a new manufacturing technique could reduce the expense, and make the material as useful for cars as it is for fighter jets. Read More >>

science
New Iron-Aluminium Alloy is Good as Titanium at 10 Per Cent of the Cost

The best materials are, by and large, the most expensive: carbon fibre, diamond and scandium all have properties to lust for, but an eye-watering price tag to match. Now, material scientists have tweaked an iron-aluminium alloy at the nano-scale to make a material that's as strong and light as titanium, another expensive material, but just a tenth of the cost. Read More >>

desired
This Titanium Card is the Ultimate Do-It-All Wallet

Nobody likes a fat wallet, especially a fat boring wallet with no real tactical capabilities. Read More >>

google
Google Sent Out Broken Glass to Try on “For Look Purposes Only”

Is the only thing holding you back from entering the world of Glass the fact that you can't decide which colour best brings out your eyes? Worry no more. Google's fixed the problem by sending potential Explorers all four colours of Glass' Titanium Collection. And because this is just about about how great(?) you'll look in Glass, those test units are entirely, 100 per cent non-functional. Read More >>

desired
It’s Almost Impossible for a Wallet To Get Any Thinner Than This

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. Read More >>

3d printing
You Could Download and Print This Titanium Bike Frame

It may look like an alien desk tidy, but you're actually looking at a bicycle frame hot off the 3D printer. Read More >>

desired
Ultra-Simple Titanium Tools That Tackle Any Task With Style

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 survive any task, since they're made from solid titanium. Read More >>

watches
These 3D-Printed Titanium Watches Will Probably Outlive You

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 a 3D laser printer — like the folks at rvnDSGN did for this lovely collection of titanium wristpieces. Read More >>

gadgets
I Can’t Think of a Better Wedding Ring Than This Cool Titanium Utility Ring

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. Read More >>

watches
30 Years of G-Shock Celebrated, With Titanium MR-G and Other Limited Edition Watches

The idea to create "the toughest watch in the world" came to Japanese creator Kikuo Ibe, when he dropped and broke a precious watch given to him by his father. The first G-Shocks were developed in the 80s, and 30 years on they're tougher and smarter than ever. One item in particular, "the ultimate G-Shock", has been developed to celebrate the anniversary, the MR-G. Read More >>

tools
Lightweight Carbon Fibre Axe Is More Of an Artistic Masterpiece Than a Tool

Who says artists can only use paints and canvas, or musical instruments, to craft a masterpiece? The folks at Blue Ant Studio deserve a spot in the Louvre for its lightweight but strong Carbo Axe made from titanium and carbon fibre. Read More >>