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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
In 2009, Really Right Stuff launched their first carbon fiber tripod and after many different sizes and versions of their popular product, the company has announced their new Mark 2 tripods, a big step forward for their carbon fiber camera support in many ways. The Mark 2 tripod line is the result of years of development and a lot of feedback from customers. The new tripod line may look very si
Australian architectural studio Beaumont Concepts has completed a stylish and affordable carbon positive home, located in the coastal town of Cape Patterson in Victoria. Dubbed CORE 9, the prototype is designed to provide a better housing solution that is not only cost effective, but also sustainably superior. The home is part of "The Cape", one of Australia's first sustainable housing pro
In a move that should give Lyft passengers that warm fuzzy feeling of helping the environment while getting from A to B, the ride-sharing company has announced that all its rides around the world will be carbon neutral – starting today. This will be achieved through the purchase of carbon offsets, which will require a multi-million-dollar investment in the first year alone... Continue Read
Italian helmet manufacturer AGV has stunned us with the world's first full 3K carbon fiber flip-face helmet. The SportModular is lighter than Rossi's race helmet, as well as safe, quiet, sexy and loaded with premium features. Put simply, it's the best helmet we've ever used, flip face or not... Continue Reading Review: AGV's carbon SportModular is a no-compromise flip face that sport rider
No matter how regularly you exercise, artificial muscles have long since surpassed their natural counterparts. Now, researchers from the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois have developed an artificial muscle made of carbon fiber and rubber that can lift over 12,000 times its own weight... Continue Reading Coiled carbon fiber artificial muscle lif
The notion of turning C02 into something useful sounds wildly futuristic, but scientists are already making promising strides in the area. Launched in 2016, the Carbon XPrize is a US$20 million competition aimed at speeding things along, inviting competing teams to develop technologies that can capture and convert these emissions into products of value. Organizers have today announced the 10
Carbon-loving motorcycle and sportscar fans will be interested to learn that BMW says it's cracked the problem of quick, cost-effective carbon composite manufacturing of chassis parts. If this results in a flood of lightweight carbon-framed motorcycles, we consider ourselves ready...Continue Reading BMW claims it's developed a process for fast, cheap carbon composite chassis manufactureCatego
Italian helmet company AGV has brought the world's first full carbon flip-face to market. At just 3.06 lb (1.39 kg), the Sportmodular weighs in lighter than some race helmets, gets a super-high safety rating, and features a panoramic 190-degree visor and flip down sun shade too. Looks like a beauty!..Continue Reading AGV introduces the Sportmodular – the first full carbon flip face helmetCate
martijn koomen and tadas maksimovas designed and built a fully-functional fixed-gear bike in tribute to an enigmatic, mathematical constant.The post the carbon fiber pi bike is completely irrational, but totally ridable appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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