Clayton C. Anderson was a small-town boy from Nebraska who applied to the NASA astronaut program 15 times in 15 years before being selected and realizing his lifelong dream of becoming an astronaut. Anderson eventually spent 167 days on the International Space Station and did over 40 hours of space walks. This is his tale, from the prairie to outer space, told in his own words.
The electric wakeboard has arrived. This new carbon-kevlar watersport vehicle combines the speed of wakeboarding with the freedom of surfing—but you don’t need waves, this board has a built-in jet-propulsion motor that reaches speeds up to 25 knots. The battery lasts 30-minutes running at full speed and re-charges in just 1 hour.
The Danish designers behind the Nomad Chair—an homage to the classic 19th century Roorkhee safari chair—are working toward a sustainable model for furniture making. In creating this chair they use fast-growing Moso bamboo farmed using no chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides. It sets up and breaks down easily for transport & features high quality construction & components that will last a lifetime.
This portable, lithium-Ion power supply offers backup power via 2X USB-C in & 2X USB 3.0 out that will keep your MacBook & two USB devices charged & running for 13 hours. The first we’ve found for the new MacBook. A funded Kickstarter project.
The shockproof, water-resistant Venture 30 charger from Goal Zero can be powered up by USB or optional solar panel. And with a full charge, it will juice up your phone 3 times, as well as tablets, headlamps, cameras and other devices. The whole kit is compact & weighs just 1.5 pounds.
Candylabs Toys is a Kickstarter success story. They make solid wood toy cars, inspired by classic 60s cars and mid-century design. Their latest collection includes 5 new vehicles: a pair of fastback muscle cars, a tow truck, a yellow taxicab, and a woody wagon with real walnut veneer and a tow-behind camper. They’re so cool your kids might even play with them.
“It’s not brain surgery,” they say. That’s because nothing is brain surgery except the technically complex and highly specialized science of actual brain surgery. This new book by neurosurgeon and author Henry Marsh provides unique insight into this strange & stressful branch of medicine. Due out May 26, the book is already a finalist for a half-dozen book awards.
The AK380 is an audiophile-quality portable hi-res audio player from Astell&Kern. Totally top of the line. Think of your iPhone as the new Mustang & this thing is a Formula One Ferrari. It’s capable of 32-bit/384 kHz bit-to-bit decoding. Every possible bell, whistle, & port. It supports all sorts of files: WAV, FLAC and AIFF, as well as MP3, WMA and AAC. It’s also equipped with wi-fi, bluetooth, and 256GB of flash memory.
Leano is an ultra-lightweight portable chair. The design is super simple but stable, made with fold-out beech wood legs and a sturdy fabric seat. Roll it out, pop up the legs & chill. Anywhere. A funded Kickstarter project.
Made of a classified high-tech composite material noted for both its nuke-proof durability & NASA-worthy ultra-lightweight properties, this advanced, tactical EDC beer-opening device weighs a scant 20 grams yet boasts a staggering 140.000 Yield Strength on the von Mises scale & it will never rust.