I have a set of speakers from a company called Focal. They make some of the cones for their drivers out of a similar composite made of flax.
An interesting material that may have many applications in the future. It sounds though like this is intended to be a flexible material, no? I don’t see any reference to a resin or anything else that would harden this stuff, only what sounds like two different types of fabric. That may be useful for some things, but… Read more
I disagree on the diminishing returns. There is a LOT of work being done on chemistries and materials that will be upping density by huge orders of magnitude. The tech is already there for batteries that have 10 times and more of the power density of what’s being actively manufactured now, and that doesn’t use rare… Read more
Even a PHEV doesn’t have a transmission worth speaking of (experience: my Volt). The gas “engine” is a generator that keeps the battery juiced enough, and the battery is still where the power for the motors comes from.
Sports cars aren’t just about speed and performance. The driving experience is far more important to me than number on paper. I want to feel connected with a car, and feel that a manual transmission is necessary to do so. My truck is automatic and I’m alright with that. The truck is an appliance, not a toy.
U-Haul uses their own designs and never sell their trailers so they can easily ID them when they are stolen. When you attempted to register and plate it, the VIN would come up as belonging to U-Haul and you wouldn’t have any sale paperwork. U-Haul Are Field Mangers regularly pick up wayward trailers so if it was… Read more