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Watch Carbon Fibre Totally Unravel Under Extreme Pressure

Have you ever seen, the super strong, super light super material known as carbon fibre get squished like this? Once the hydraulic press hits it the threads start coming undone, and it slowly disintegrates as the pressure becomes stronger and stronger. What’s pretty cool, though, is how the carbon fibre rod still stands up steady throughout and never snaps. It just unravels very, very slowly. Read More >>

This Bike Frame Weighs Just 680 Grams

You'll never see the SuperSix EVO Black Inc. on the street. You probably won't even see it in a local road race. This is Cannondale's chef d'œuvre, built with only the best components, top to bottom—it's a £7,300 piece of carbon ridden by the fastest humans on Earth. Read More >>

This Carbon Fibre Chair is Lighter Than a Full Two-Litre Bottle

You know that feeling when you reach for the milk carton and you think it's almost full but in fact it's nearly empty, so you way overcompensate on strength and nearly throw the thing over your shoulder? That's what picking up this Carbon Fibre chair is like. Read More >>

If You Want to be Immune to Tasers Just Wear Carbon Fibre Clothing

It's no Iron Man suit, but if you've got a knack for civil disobedience and often find yourself on the business end of a Taser, the folks at Hackaday discovered that carbon fibre clothing can actually let you shrug off those electric shocks. Read More >>

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This is the World’s First Carbon Fibre 3D Printer

Carbon fibre is a wonderful material, both strong and lightweight. But building with it is both intimidatingly complex and prohibitively expensive—which is why Mark Forged has developed this new 3D printer which can build using the stuff. Read More >>

Samsung’s Bet on Carbon Fibre Could End its Plastic Phone Fixation

Samsung's announced a joint venture with a carbon fibre specialist, with the new joint-owned business set to "develop new industrial and electronic applications with carbon composite materials for Samsung and the Korean market." Hopefully that may mean an end to its love of plastic phones. Read More >>

Carbon Fibre Flask: At Least Your Booze Will Survive the Apocalypse

When World War III finally starts and the planet is decimated by nuclear bombs, facing a post-apocalyptic future will be a lot easier with a swig from this seemingly indestructible flask. Designed by Oakley working with The Macallan, The Flask—as it's called—is made from such Tonka-tough materials as carbon fibre, food-grade steel, and aerospace-grade aluminium. Read More >>

It’s Too Bad This Insanely Light Dining Table Is Also Insanely Expensive

One of the few non-kitchen related tasks during the holidays involves prepping the dining room table with inserts or expansions to accomodate extra guests. But why wrestle with heavy slabs of lumber 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 £42,640. Read More >>

How Will Hipsters Afford This Gorgeous and Insanely Expensive Carbon Fibre Fixie?

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 £20,300 in a stupid amount of money to spend on a bicycle. Read More >>

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This Is What Happens When Your New Carbon Fibre Plane Gets Hit By Lightning

Carbon fibre is awesome. It's light, incredibly strong and you can make almost anything out of it, including planes like the fancy new 787 Dreamliner. What it's not great at, though, is taking lightning strikes, and apparently planes get hit by lightning all the time. Scarily, carbon fibre is literally shredded by the strike. Read More >>

This Audi Designed Electric Bike Is Pure Carbon-Fibre Porn

Electric bikes have always looked really dorky and cumbersome, and they just don't have the same design appeal as their more traditional, manual cousins -- especially gorgeous fixies. But Audi, of course, has taken the formula, cranked it up to 11, and came out with something that oozes sex appeal and will have any bike nerd lusting after it. Read More >>

Lightweight Carbon Fibre Axe Is More Of an Artistic Masterpiece Than a Tool

Who says artists can only use paints and canvas, or musical instruments, to craft a masterpiece? The folks at Blue Ant Studio deserve a spot in the Louvre for its lightweight but strong Carbo Axe made from titanium and carbon fibre. Read More >>

Carbon Fibre Sunglasses Sound So So So Great—Until You Stop and Think About Them

Sunglasses made out of moulded carbon fibre with scratch-resistant lenses would fix a lot of standard sunglass-related problems. Like sitting on them. Or having them fall off your face. They're perfect! Kind of. Read More >>