Sledding can be tons of fun, but sled technology hasn't changed much in the last 50 years. The Snolo Stealth-X from New Zealand aims to change all that, with high-tech carbon fiber construction that might even tempt Batman into taking a few runs down the local sledding hill.
This massive bench now on display at the Industry Gallery in Washington, D.C. stretches over the warehouse space like an oversized coiled snake. Incredibly, the sculpture — called "Spun" — weighs just under ten pounds thanks to a unique carbon fiber construction process.
Think you know everything there is to know about a Stormtrooper? You really haven't until you've seen these carbon fiber Stormtroopers. It's the epitome of excess, but who can resist looking at these and not declare they're impressive? It's hard to find a reason to dislike them.
Last year we saw an electric jet ski that seemed perfect for any wannabe James Bonds to zip around on. Now it looks like Bond's enemies must have been watching, because this latest personal watercraft looks perfect for a Bond villain.
Don't you just love it when someone gets hired at Apple and the media latches on to it like a mosquito? The latest hire at Cupertino is Kevin Kenney — a specialist who's been building carbon fiber bikes for the last 14 years. Now, why would Apple want Kenney if not to make carbon fiber Macs, iPhones and iPads?
Carbon fiber is the material of choice when you need something to be incredibly light and strong, but unless you're on the Space Shuttle, I'm not sure I can figure out why lightness is a virtue in a toilet seat.
Cool looking motorcycles are nothing new here at Dvice, but few have managed to combine cutting-edge high-tech design with a dark and menacing presence quite as effectively as the Reynard GT.
What happens when you let a bike builder go nuts to create the lightest road racing bike possible? You get this amazing 6-lb machine built by Fairwheel Bikes in Tuscon and exhibited over the weekend at the Interbike Show in Las Vegas.
When you've made a really serious amount of money, you realize that you are better than normal people. And so why should your body touch upon cheap surfaces that the plebes are content to touch?
What if you could use carbon fiber as a battery? That's the idea scientists at the Imperial College of London are working on, aiming to build a car out of carbon fiber material that would not only function as a battery, but will be a strong and light substitute for the sheet metal on cars today.