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One of the few non-kitchen related tasks at Christmas involves prepping the dining room table with inserts or expansions to accommodate extra guests. But why wrestle with heavy slabs of timber when this lightweight table made from carbon fibre, kevlar and titanium can be set up and lifted by a single person? Oh, that’s right, it costs $US68,000.
Kepler Motors “MOTION” supercar was last heard of in 2009 at the Dubai International Motor Show, where it was presented as a mere concept. It’s since made its transition from drawing board to tarmac, as you can see in the clip above. Sporting a 3.5L V6, 550HP (410kW) Ford EcoBoost twin-turbo engine, the MOTION can reach 100km/h in 2.5 seconds and features a top speed of 320km/h. Oh and Kepler will only be building 50 of them.
They’re the preferred mode of transport for flannel plaided hipsters, sure, but when a fixie is crafted from carbon fibre by a company with a mastery of the material, it’s downright impossible for anyone not to lust over. Oh, UBC Coren bike, you are purdy. Even if US$32,500 in a stupid amount of money to spend on a bicycle.
Carbon fibre is one of mankind’s greatest engineered materials. And because it’s lighter and stronger than most metals, it has revolutionised everything from the aerospace industry, to auto racing, to artificial limbs. And while its distinctive woven appearance makes it even more appealing, that doesn’t make it ok to use everywhere.
The innumerable caves, crags and hiding spots dotting the Afghan mountains render conventional tactics useless. So rather than play reactionary whack-a-mole with insurgents, US Special Forces may soon deploy these radio-controlled, explosive-laden planes to find and eliminate targets in one deadly fell swoop.