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Burger King, Japan, has a bizarre addition to its menu: a goth-like burger, with black buns, black cheese and black sauce.
The incinerated-looking buns are darkened with bamboo charcoal, and the same has been used to give the poisonous-looking cheese its melted-tar look. The beef burgers, meanwhile, have added black pepper, and are topped with an onion and garlic sauce mixed with squid ink.
Terminator 2's T-1000, a liquid metal robot capable of changing its shape at will, just became a little less far-fetched. Researchers at NC State have reported a new method for controlling the form of a liquid gallium alloy. Surface tension governs the shape a liquid assumes when it is not confined by a container, and, although adding surfactants can slightly lower the surface tension, it does not substantially alter the liquid’s shape. Adding soap to water lets one make bubbles, but surface tension keeps the bubbles spherical no matter how much soap you add. Instead, these researchers control the surface tension of the liquid metal using a mild voltage. Applying a voltage creates (or removes) an oxide layer on the liquid metal’s surface, thereby altering the surface tension. By controlling the formation of the oxide layer, the researchers can change the surface tension from approximately 7x that of water to nearly zero. The video above demonstrates some of the liquid shape control this lets them achieve. (VIdeo credit: M. Dickey et al.; research: M. Khan et al.; via PopSci)
Two years ago helmet manufacturer Giro defied established genres by launching the Air Attack. It attempted to blend some of the the ventilation benefits offered by a traditional road helmet, with the aero performance of a TT lid, without sacrificing comfort or performance.
Taking that design ethos one step forward, the new Giro Synthe attempts to blend the aero benefits of the Air Attack, with better ventilation, to produce the ultimate road helmet.
In wind tunnel testing, the Synthe was the most aerodynamically efficient road helmet Giro has ever produced. The acclaimed Air Attack still has the edge when tucked, and a dedicated TT helmet like the Selector will still be the go to choice for Tri-Athletes, but the Synthe offers the best performance advantage when riding in a more normal upright position.
In addition to being almost as aerodynamic as a dedicated TT helmet, the Synthe is the best ventilated helmet they’ve ever tested, due to elaborate internal channeling that pushes air through 19 massive vents.
Utilizing a head form covered in temperature sensors and heated to the same temp as a human body, Giro found that the Synthe outperformed the Aeon (which has five more vents) for cooling prowess, but nearly matched the cooling performance of the bare head form.
The new wonder helmet weighs just 250g, offers a fully adjustable retention system, has a sunglasses docking feature.
"El Diablo" is a spin-off from the feature-length bike movie "The Last Kilometer".
The short is focused on the story of Didi Senft, better known as “El Diablo”, symbol and living metaphor of all cycling fans.
Didi can be seen running after the riders in pretty much all of the grand tours every year, he’s a living legend and always brings a smile to the face of millions of cycle fans around the world every year.
Bill’s fifty-two years old, has a mountain man beard, and delivers pizza on a fixie in Brooklyn. Over the course of several shifts, DELIVERY unveils an intriguing man rushing food to your door while it’s still hot and fresh.
"The day I can no longer ride a bike better be the day I’m fucking dead"