Levi’s Turns to Lasers for Ethical Jean Production

As denim distressing and various washes wax and wane in attention, hand-finishing and chemicals are used to achieve the look of the moment. Levi’s, however, wants to cut out all hazardous chemicals by 2020. Hailing from their innovation department, known as Eureka Lab, Project FLX (Future-Led Execution) is a brand new technique that substantially reduces harmful chemicals, replacing them with the activity of lasers. An …

Cooking Bacon with Lasers

From precision fabrication to denim distressing, laser-cutting has seen its fair share of applications. Now, Tokyo-based professor and tinkerer Kentaro Fukuchi is turning to laser technology to alter the way we prepare (and experience) food. Using a laser-cutting machine, he’s able to accurately cook only the fatty sections of a piece of bacon, leaving the rest of the meat raw—creating two contrasting flavors. Watch Fukuchi …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Pricing the Apple Watch, mapping the ultimate US road trip, remembering a Simpsons co-creator and more in this week's filtered look at the web

1. Apple Watch Pricing Apple finally delivered its Apple Watch keynote this week, and while the product is packed with mind-boggling technology, its pricing may be the most dizzying. With so many size, strap and material combinations out there, there’s never been a more customizable device by the California company. To help you figure out how much you’re going to spend on your new Apple …