Items filtered by date: August 2016
Carbon fibre presents itself as the lightest, strongest and most anticorrosive material in the canoeing competition in the Olympic (and Paralympic) Games. The canoes competing in Rio, where Spanish athletes Maialen Chourraut, Saúl Craviotto, Cristian Toro and Marcus Walz have won golden medals, are manufactured with the same material used for Formula One cars. The time when canoes were made out of wood is already over. They have been replaced by others made out of carbon fibre, a compound material that gives the canoe the ability of floating as a mosquito on water while resisting the force of running waters just as if it would be made of oak wood.
As we told you a few days ago, the electric car is having a great success in the whole world. In Spain, Madrid and Barcelona are increasingly using these vehicles in order to reduce pollution, since they are manufactured from low-weight materials. Moreover, 2.727 electric cars and 16.807 hybrid cars have been sold in Spain during the first seven months of this year. This means 107,85% more electric cars than between January and July 2015 and 70,32% more hybrid cars than the year before, respectively.