8 Things Made Out Of Carbon Fiber That Really Shouldn't Be

Things made of carbon fiber tend to be appealing-looking, light-weight, and durable. But sometimes we just plain wonder how on earth someone decided to choose the often pricey material for a particular piece of gear. » 3/17/10 9:00pm 3/17/10 9:00pm

Mouse-Pad Hurling to Go Olympic By, Let's Say, 2048

In the spring of 2006, Yasuhiro Matsunaga had a dream. It wasn't complicated, like how to bring about racial harmony or build a rocket ship. Matsunaga had discovered a bunch of mouse pads in a storage locker, and his dream was to toss them all. Not into the trash, though. Matsunaga's mama had taught him "Waste not, want … » 12/18/07 12:22pm 12/18/07 12:22pm