The new NASA Mars Rover Concept Vehicle ($NFS) looks like it came out of the latest post-apocalyptic Mad Max flick. This futuristic concept was recently unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. They wanted to use it to inspire and educate as NASA gets closer to actually reaching their goals of sending people to the red planet.This concept operates on a 700-volt battery powered by solar panels. The cool part is that it splits in the middle of the chassis. Where the front is designed for scouting with radio and navigation equipment. The rear section acts as a laboratory which can also disconnect for autonomous research.
Stop the madness! There is no longer any reason to guess the temperature of your steaks. You know this summer at some point you'll have a group of guys over, and orders will come in for medium, rare, medium well, and well and whether you get them right or not will be a shot in the dark. The SteakChamp Thermometer ($50) is looking to wipe out this uncertainty. Just place it in the included cradle to activate, insert sideways into your steak, and cook like normal. A slow flash tells you you're close to being done, a fast double flash tells you to remove the steak and the flashing stops all together when the stea has rested enough. SteakChamps are available in rare, medium rare, medium, and medium well temperatures.
The Deus Ex Machina Project X Motorcycle ($TBA) is a continuation of Deus's Yamaha Yard Build series. The bike started out as a Yamaha XJR1300 and was stripped down to proudly display its 1251cc air-cooled engine. They then fitted the bike with wider handlebars, and custom bodywork. Additional features include: Ohlins front suspension and rear shocks, custom triple clamps, Discacciati brake system, Leovince titanium exhaust, Marvic Streamline Magesium wheels, Motogadget instruments, Pirelli race tires, and a Hella Rallye front light.
Not sure how the day will go? Layer up. This outfit starts off with the beautifully crafted American Trench Coat, and continues with a shawl cardigan from Banana Republic, and is capped off with the classic Grayers Breton Stripe Tee.1. Trench Coat: American Trench Coat - Navy ($795) 2. Cardigan: Banana Republic Merino Shawl Cardigan ($120) 3. T-Shirt: Grayers Breton Stripe Tee Chalk Blue ($58) 4. Chinos: J. Crew Lightweight Chino In 484 Fit - Khaki 5. Shoes: Rancourt Read Boat Shoe ($250) 6. Bag: Mismo M/S Utility ($393) 7. Belt: J. Crew classic buckle belt ($45) 8. Wallet: Tanner Goods Utility Bifold Indigo Two Tone ($105) 9. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses ($165)
This superior Atacama Expedition Motorcycle Tent ($499) is the epitome of luxury and comfort. The complete and versatile solution to all your biking camping holidays needs. With plenty of space to sleep up to 3 people, store your bike and any luggage without a struggle. Useful panels help to separate sleeping areas, each compartment with its own door so as to not disturb the other. New mesh netting helps to promote decent airflow. The compact pack size also means it can be transported easily.
If you're into stripped down cafe racers, then you've undoubtedly heard the name Auto Fabrica. They create some of the most beautiful minimalist machines around. Their latest is the Yamaha SR500 By Auto Fabrica ($CALL). It features a fully customized 15-liter tank, made from a 2mm sheet of aluminum, Marzocchi shocks, a leather seat, and a beautifully balanced black, gray, and white paint job. If you're looking for a great example of minimalist style done right, then look no further than this bike.