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  1. At their melting points, certain substances exhibit solid and liquid phases that exist in a state of equilibrium. In her new Liquid Glacial table, Zaha Hadid appears to have captured that fleeting...
  2. Richie Notar is sick of casual dining. The restaurateur who managed the Nobu empire from its start, in 1994, is looking to restore glamour to the New York restaurant world with the opening of his...
  3. A truly enviable collection of antique timepieces is on view at a yearlong exhibit, “Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection.” Shown in the museum’s new Portico Gallery,...
  4. In March, Oliver Quinn treated his bride-to-be to an evening on the town in San Francisco. The occasion, however, was not one of the couple’s usual outings. Quinn had purchased a pasta-making class...
  5. The New Falcon 2000S business jet is more agile than the 2000LX—meaning it can take off from and land on shorter runways—but it cannot cover the same distance. Its range is about 700 miles shorter...
  6. Nothing on the surface of the moon is violet or orange or pink or blue. Alan Bean knows better than anyone that everything on the moon appears gray. He’s been there; during the Apollo 12 mission in...
  7. In 1823, a Scottish chemist named Charles Macintosh developed a process for waterproofing fabric by bonding it with rubber. Unfortunately, the chemical solution he used left the material hard,...
  8. Shawna Cropas, a fashion model turned triple-crown windsurfing champion, peers nervously across Maui’s southwestern shore. “See the clouds over the mountain?” she says, gesturing to an ominous bank...
  9. Sometimes the fanfare created by one’s arrival in an Italian or British exotic is inappropriate for the occasion. Even when parked and silent, the angular missiles from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston...
  10. An ultrathin ribbon of silicon helps the Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement ( www.girard-perregaux.com ) address a problem that has long vexed watchmakers: how to maintain a watch’s accuracy as the...

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