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Gear Up explore The Coolest Tools for Work and Play CLEAR SKIES AHEAD ★ Sunshine or storms? Find out first with this sleek weather gadget. By Lauren Eberle Special Copper Holiday Edition Headed into the great outdoors? Don't get caught in the rain. Inspired by the storm glasses that aided seafarers in the early 1800s, the natural camphor-filled Weather Glass can predict whether you'll need sandals or galoshes. Featuring a sleek and stylish Danish design, the Weather Glass is the latest product of Denmarkbased Inca Living, creators of modern home gadgets. Shifting weather patterns affect the solubility of the chemical solution, altering the liquid's clarity and sometimes creating crystals in telltale shapes. A buildup of fern-like crystals means a storm is brewing, while falling stars indicate frost. Crystals throughout predict rain, while a dry day will clear up the liquid. The first documented use of a storm glass on a ship was the HMS Beagle's 1831-1836 circumnavigation. Robert FitzRoy, father of the British Meteorological Service, captained the ship, and famed naturalist Charles Darwin was the ecology expert onboard. FitzRoy later published the various crystal patterns that would develop within a storm glass 40 DECEMBER 2014 according to different wind directions and weather conditions. The new Weather Glass is available in a number of tones - brass, black, aluminum, and brushed steel - and can be customized with colored rings or a special engraving. A complementary thermometer is available as well. The science behind the storm glass is not fully understood even today, so they are as much a curiosity as a practical instrument. But as it blends seamlessly into modern decor, the Weather Glass is certainly a clever indicator of the world's changing winds. Introductory $99 price when ordered by QR code. A limited Christmas edition in copper is available. The first 1,000 will be marked and sent with a certificate of authenticity. Check for a list of retailers.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - December 2014

Table of Contents
Perspective: CEO Letter
From the Editor
Making It Happen
Style Spotlight: Gifts
Connections: Everybody's Business
Great Escapes: La Quinta Resort & Club
Great Escapes: Lone Star Court
Great Escapes: 21C Museum Hotel
Great Escapes: Nada's Italy Tours
Adventure: Volcanoes and Lattes
Gear Up: Stocking Stuffers
Gear Up: Weather Glass
Diversions: Cabarrus County, NC
Diversions: Christmas in Myrtle Beach, SC
Diversions: Artichokes
Getaway: Harbor View Inn
Getaway: Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
Getaway: Sonoma County Wine Country
Great Tastes: Sol Mexican Cocina
Charlotte USA: Workplaces of Tomorrow
The Arts: ArtistWorks
The Arts: Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
The Arts: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wine & Dine: San Antonio, TX
Wine & Dine: U.S. Olive Oils
Travel Feature: An Insider's Guide to Tokyo
Special Section: Hilton Head, SC
University Spotlight: Christopher Newport University
To Your Health: ALS
Special Section: San Francisco + Sonoma Wine Country
Down To Business: Sport Clips
Gatherings: Grandover Resort and Conference Center
Best of Health: Miami Beach Foot Surgery
Special Section: Visit Florida
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Audio Entertainment
Video Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
oneworld alliance
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Giving: Miles for Good
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - December 2014