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Vision Quest: Designer Billy Reid on His Eyewear Line and His Relief Efforts

Fashion designers tend to gravitate to certain cities—New York, Milan, Paris. Less likely is Florence, Ala. (or anywhere in Alabama, for that matter). But that’s why it appealed to Billy Reid, the iconoclastic designer known for serving his whiskey straight and his menswear with a dash of Southern swagger.Reid is devoted to this small town, where he set up headquarters for his namesake luxury brand and from which he oversees the running of his 13 (and counting) shops across the country. It’s...

Coating Implants with Bioactive Glass to Promote Implant Fixation

Shutterstock |  edwardoliveWhen implanted in the body, bioactive glass triggers specific biological activity which forms a layer on the glass surface with a material similar to hydroxyapatite. This layer enables the bioactive glass to form a firm bonding with both soft and hard tissues.Due to this behavior, bioactive glass has become the subject of intensive research to explore its potential use in the repair of damaged bone. Also, thanks to their biocompatibility, these bioactive...

Titanium Takes Crystal Wine Glasses To A New Level

RÖD Wine strenthen their glassware with titanium to increase durability and safety.(PRWEB UK) 23 November 2017 The innovative glassware company RÖD Wine are launching an upgrade of their already best selling crystal glasses, in time for Black Friday and the Holiday Season. RÖD Wine claims that the new improvement will make their already strong glasses even stronger. The secret ingredient is Titanium.Titanium is a light weight strong metal and was discovered back in 1791. Since then, Titanium...