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Marathon, watch, 軍錶 -

  Marathon Watch的前身是在1904年成立的Weinsturm Watch,後來在1939年才正式改名為現在的Marathon Watch。在1941年前,Marathon Watch已經在北美有相當的知名度,並在1941年後開始為美軍生產公發錶。比較知名的款式有Marathon Navigator—當時的軍方提出了這樣的要求:一款在低氣壓、低溫下仍能準確運作,且耐撞的腕錶。這款手錶就是Marathon Navigator。Marathon Watch used to be Weinsturm Watch, which was founded in 1904, only later changed its name to Marathon Watch in 1939. Based in Canada, Marathon Watch produced watches for the North American market and had been producing watches for the US military since 1941. A notable example would be the Marathon Navigator, which was designed to remain accurate even in extremely low temperature and pressure and withstand strong shocks.直到今天,Marathon Watch除了向美國軍方生產手錶外,亦有接下不少來自北約各國的訂單。比方說在加拿大海軍要求下所設計和生產出的Marathon SAR潛水錶,以及在相似基礎上,為美國海軍所設計和生產的Marathon GSAR潛水錶。 To this day, Marathon Watch is not only the contractor for the US military, but to many other NATO members...

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FAST頭盔, Top Gun -

由湯告魯斯主演的壯志凌雲在33年前(1986年)的七月上映,其後不但成為湯告魯斯本人的成名作,更一度掀起了Ray-Ban黑超、電單車、皮褸等熱潮,甚至可稱得上是一種「浪漫」。     TOP GUN was first premiered 33 years ago (1986) in July.  Not only did it became what Tom Cruise is known for, it also made items like Ray-Bans, motorcycles and leather jackets into hot items.   壯志凌雲是以美國海軍戰鬥機武器學校為背景的電影 (英文簡稱TOPGUN,亦即片名由來)。由湯告魯斯所飾演的主角加入了TOPGUN受訓,搭檔在一次意外中喪生令他陷入低潮,後來成功克服,在任務中擊退敵機,終成為新一任TOPGUN教官。 TOP GUN is based on the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, better known as TOPGUN (Which inspired the film’s name).  The protagonist played by Tom Cruise enrolled in TOPGUN to become a pilot, yet was caught in a slump due to the death of a partner. He later overcame the slump and fought off enemy fighter jets...

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Natural Sound Map, Nature Sound Map, 自然之聲, 自然之聲地圖, 鳥聲學家 -

每天都在辦工室辛勞的工作,放工後就直接衝回家,城市人難免會想念大自然。但可恨的是,假日時去郊外時,又會見到人群。不少研究指出適當的環境音效有助於舒緩工作壓力,如果您喜好大自然的聲音,以下介紹的自然聲音地圖會是一個不錯的選擇。 《自然之聲地圖》是由澳洲田野錄音專家馬克.安德森(Marc Anderson)所創立,蒐集了來自全球85個國家、90多位專業聲景專家所提供的400多個自然錄音檔。當中包括世界七大洲、五大洋各地森林、河流、國家公園、以及當地動物的獨特聲音,以及當地相關生態資訊。例如喜馬拉雅山的春季(Spring in the Himalayan Foothills)、印尼蘇拉威西雨林(Heart of the Rainforest)、遠北挪威灣極地冰原(Iceberg Fragments)、美國優勝美地國家公園(Yosemite Dawn Chorus)等自然聲景都有收錄。更棒的是,一些稀有動物的叫聲也被珍藏,像是非洲犀鳥、黑猩猩、座頭鯨、麥哲倫企鵝等。           為了讓聽眾身歷其境,錄音檔都採用360度的環景音效,網站幕後籌備的90多位專業收音師也大有來頭,包括:愛荷華大學地理設計系教授Alex Braidwood、俄羅斯鳥聲學家Vladimir Arkhipov、法國專業野外錄音師Fernand Deroussen、美國海洋動物專業顧問Gene Flipse、挪威極地研究院專業攝影師Stein Nilsen等。             Marc AndersonFounder of Nature Soundmap & Wild Ambience 自然聲音地圖創立人Professional field recordist & photographer        About Natural Sound Map  A group of professional nature recordists from around the globe have collaborated to develop Nature Soundmap, an enjoyable and interactive way of exploring the natural sounds of our planet. Combining high-quality field recordings with the latest satellite imagery, the project brings together some of nature’s most beautiful, interesting and inspiring...

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Army, Backpack, Cordura, Cordura 500D, Fabric, Top Gear -

To be short and simple, CORDURA® is a ridiculously tough performance fabric. 簡單來說,CORDURA®就是一種耐用到不合常理的高性能布料。   The most commonly used type of CORDURA® is their CORDURA® Classic Fabric in 330D, 500D, 700D or 1000D for backpacks, clothing and footwear.  They are proven to be highly resistant to abrasion and tear, with a certain degree of water repellency to keep you and your belongings nice and dry in mild rains.  As their name suggests, it’s durable.   最常見的CORDURA®應該非CORDURA® Classic Fabric﹝經典款﹞莫屬。330D、500D、700D、1000D等不同重量的布料都有在背包、衣物和鞋上使用。它們有著極高的磨損和撕裂抗性,還有一定的疏水力,在雨中保護你和你的物品。 Most consumers will be satisfied with 500D products in an urban environment where slight but not extreme tears and wears do happen on their...

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alpha MA1, Flight Jacket, MA1, 日本刺繡MA1, 高達MA1 -

天天氣開始轉涼,有沒有想過換上軍褸迎接秋冬呢? Winter is coming.    近年MA-1掀起熱潮,秋冬的街上不難見到這件經典的尼龍飛行外套。這件外套到底有什麼特別呢? The MA-1 had gotten quite a bit of attention in the past years and it is not difficult to spot them on the streets.  What’s about the fad?   Mr. S (left, in B-15) and Mr. M (right, in MA-1) 歷史上,MA-1初次登場於1950年代,取代了上一代的B-15飛行外套。當時飛行員正面對Jet Age (噴射機時代)所帶來的改變,飛得更高、更快的同時,舊有的外套設計已經無法再滿足和保護當時的飛行員­­ ─ MA-1便應運而生。MA-1首次使用了具彈性的領口,和過往B-15等外套的設計分別較大;用料上MA-1的尼龍亦非常光滑,既舒適既能做到一定程度的防水防風。 To talk about MA-1 we must first talk about its history.  The MA-1 made its first debut in the 1950s, replacing the B-15s.  As pilots face challenges in extreme environments due to the Jet Age, the old designs could no longer properly protect and serve the pilot operating in height and...

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