Modern carbon-fiber bikes, stiffer and stronger than their metal counterparts at literally fractions of the weight, are technological marvels. But they have two drawbacks: The stuff is hella expensive, and it’s a quality-control nightmare.
Now, one tech company aims to change all that with the innovation of 3D printing.
Arevo, a Silicon Valley start-up, showcased the world’s first 3D-printed carbon-fiber bike last month. While the sophisticated-looking city bike is only a prototype, Arevo said it wants to move quickly into manufacturing by partnering with existing bike companies. Robotic production could reduce the chances for errors in construction that lead to frame failures. And, the company said, its technology makes carbon fabrication affordable enough that bike manufacturers could make cost-competitive frames in the US.
“We’re looking at a couple of types of bike, and we plan to be at Eurobike with a potential partner,” Jim Miller, Arevo’s CEO, told Bicycling.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) The first ever state-sanctioned bare-knuckle boxing match got a bloody ending Saturday night – and a big response from a raucous crowd.
Arnold Adams, a 32-year-old MMA heavyweight, pounded ex-UFC fighter D.J. Linderman’s face into a bloody mess in front of 2,000 rowdy fans at a hockey rink that usually hosts birthday parties and skating lessons in Wyoming’s capital. Tens of thousands more tuned in for the pay-per-view event, which featured 10 bouts, including four heavyweight fights in a tournament format.
Fans were lined up outside the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center more than an hour before the first major bare-knuckle event in the U.S. since 1889. Forrest Peters, from Cheyenne, was among those in attendance. He came to cheer Estevan Payan – who served in the same Army unit as Peters – and to witness history.
Source: Legal Bare-Knuckle Fighting Makes Bloody Debut in Wyoming | Breitbart
– When shopping at a Home Depot you can end up leaving with just about anything.
One thing that nobody expects to leave with are monkey bites.
Last weekend in Okeechobee, a woman decided to bring her pet spider monkey along for a trip to Home Depot.
The woman then left the monkey inside her truck, on a leash, while she went inside to shop.
That’s when the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office says the monkey managed to escape the vehicle and began walking through the parking lot.
A Home Depot employee noticed the monkey and took hold of its leash, not wanting it to get hurt.
The employee says the monkey then climbed on her back and bit her twice.
Source: Pet Monkey Attacks Home Depot Employee After Owner Brought It Shopping