Mark Cross, an American luxury brand established in Boston in 1845, is revisiting its roots and looking to the future in its new men’s collection. While Mark Cross always had men’s pieces, this fall, it fully relaunches the collection with new silhouettes and an exclusive new logo. Pieces and the logo are inspired by the company’s long heritage and archives, but they are thoroughly modern. Mark Cross also partnered with TrueTwins, a technology company that provides a digital passport for every piece. A digital chip is embedded inside the product, which a smartphone can sense. Upon scanning the chip, your phone takes you to the Mark Cross app where you can view the certificate of authenticity, information on the piece’s sustainability, the supply chain, proof of ownership, and warranty. Even if you purchase the piece from someone other than Mark Cross,
Cole Haan partnered with Slack to create a limited-edition sneaker collection inspired by the popular business communication platform.
The shoes — which retail for $120 and will officially be available on October 7 — come in Slack’s four signature colors and prominently display the tech company’s logo.
According to Cole Haan, the sneakers were inspired by “the pandemic-related rise of remote working” that has led many businesses to lean heavily on programs like Slack.
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In a sneaker collaboration fit for these uncertain times, Cole Haan is pairing with Slack to launch a new limited-edition shoe collection.
The “Generation Zerøgrand” shoe — which retails for $120 and will officially be available online and in select Cole Haan stores beginning October 7 — includes four styles that prominently display the Slack logo. The collection was created in partnership with Slack and designed entirely through communication
Peatlands with their huge diversity of peat moss species store about 30 percent of the earth’s soil carbon. This means they store roughly twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests combined. However, peat harvesting and climate change are threatening these long-term carbon stores because there is not enough founder material for cultivating peat mosses on a large scale. In collaboration with researchers from the University of Greifswald, a team of scientists led by plant biotechnologist Professor Ralf Reski from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Freiburg in Germany has established the world’s largest laboratory collection of mosses of the genus Sphagnum. With this as a foundation, peat mosses can be grown in a sustainable and economic way. The scientists have published their research in the scientific journal New Phytologist. Melanie Heck, a PhD student, is the first author.
In 2015, Microsoft worked with Saber Interactive on a free-to-play Halo game for Russia called Halo Online. It was short-lived, however, as Microsoft canceled it before it even left beta.
The game may get a new lease on life, as Microsoft has teased that maps from Halo Online could be incorporated into Halo: The Master Chief Collection in the future.
Design director Max Szlagor said in a blog post that included among the many, many other new features that are being discussed for MCC are Halo Online maps. “Is there an opportunity to bring over some of the Halo Online maps? There’s a lot of options out there and it’s all dependent on what’s feasible and everything takes time and has to be measured against the bug list, backlog, and feature priorities,” Szlagor said. “All in all, we are definitely looking towards more goodness and continuing with more seasons.”
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is almost ready to touch down on the asteroid Bennu, NASA announced today. On October 20th, OSIRIS-REx will make its first attempt at collecting a sample of the asteroid’s rocks and dust. This will be the first time NASA has collected pieces of an asteroid and the largest sample return from space since the Apollo program.
OSIRIS-REx is about the size of a large van, and it will touch down in a sampling area that is about the size of a few parking spaces — 52 feet in diameter. The area is surrounded by building-sized boulders, which could make the landing a bit more challenging.
Once OSIRIS-REx has landed, a robotic sampling arm will perform Touch-And-Go (TAG) collection. The mission is to collect at least two ounces, or 60 grams, of rocky material. If the first TAG attempt in October does not collect enough material, OSIRIS-REx has
Logan is the Co-Founder of Landlord Studio, the only complete property management and accounting solution for real estate investors.
This last year has been challenging for many of us. The actions taken in an attempt to control Covid-19 have resulted in a rapid rise in unemployment and increasing levels of financial stress. Undeterred by this, there has been relative stability in the rental market.
The majority of landlords on my company’s property management platform have so far experienced little disruption to their rental businesses. Those who have seen disruption have been able to work with their tenants to find solutions to benefit both parties. I have seen a display of solidarity in spite of many eye-catching headlines from the last several months.
To understand why the residential rental market has retained some of its stability in the face of economic upheaval and rising unemployment requires looking at the