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Carbon fiber as we know it is one of the most impressive materials in our toolkit. Its incredible lightness and strength has seen it take hold in everything from competitive cycling, to supercar design to cutting edge aircraft. But could it also play a role in energy storage? One team of scientists has been exploring the possibilities, and say that carefully engineered forms of the materia
If solving the problem of climate change was a 100-piece jigsaw puzzle, systems that suck C02 out of the air might make up one or two pieces. But as a warming planet and rising global emissions loom large, there are many who believe this unproven technology will have an important role to play – the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) among them. Climeworks is a Swiss comp
With the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) painting a pretty alarming picture of the not-too-distant future, it's not enough to reduce our carbon output – we need to actively remove some from the atmosphere. Direct Air Capture systems could do the really heavy lifting, but on a smaller scale MIT engineers have developed a new material that can suck car
Vitec Imaging Solutions has announced the new Gitzo Mini Traveler, the world’s most compact and lightweight professional carbon fiber tripod.The Mini Traveler weighs just 0.58 pounds (265g) but can hold camera kits weighing up to 6.6 pounds using the head’s standard 1/4″-20 tripod mount. When not in use, the tripod folds down to 8.7 inches (22.1cm).It features one-section carbon
$(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_4098012349","galleryId":"4098012349","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"selectedImageIndex":0,"isMobile":false}) });Accessories manufacturer Manfrotto has launched a pair of carbon fiber tripods for videographers that it claims are 50% more rigid than their aluminum counterparts and which come in a choice of configurations
The creators of a new high-strength, low-weight metal alloy hope it will find a place as a midpoint between carbon fiber and lightweight aluminum. Allite Super Magnesium, an alloy previously only available to military and aerospace but now being targeted at a range of other applications, is lighter and stiffer than aluminum, but not as expensive as carbon fiber... Continue Reading Super Ma
A new nanoscale structure of carbon has joined the family. With no curve at all, carbon atoms form a flat sheet known as graphene, and a positive curvature creates the soccer ball-like structure sometimes called buckyballs. For decades scientists have theorized that a third variation should exist – a structure with negative curvature, known as schwarzite. An international team has now foun
Last year, e-bike veteran Optibike introduced what it described as the best bike the company had ever made, and the most fun to ride. Now a special carbon fiber edition R15 has been announced, with a redesigned frame and a top motor-only speed of 28 mph... Continue Reading Limited carbon fiber e-bike built for street and off-road motoring Category: Bicycles Tags: Carbon Fiber
Aston Martin has a new Super Grand Touring flagship, and it looks like an absolute blinder. The DBS Superleggera is a long, low, carbon-clad, luxury corner carver built around a 715-hp, 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine. It also makes more downforce than any other series production Aston Martin, ever - no spoiler required... Continue Reading Aston Martin drapes potent new DBS Superleggera in
Manfrotto has updated its travel tripod range with three new tripod models: the Befree Advanced Carbon Fiber ($319.99 USD), Befree GT ($239.99 USD), and Befree Live Carbon Fiber ($349.99 USD). The first two models feature Manfrotto's M-lock twist lock, which the company says improves both speed of use and compactness. The Befree Live Carbon Fiber, meanwhile, is designed for recording video using


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