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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Honda is preparing a new sportscar

A Japanese automotive manufacturer, Honda Motor will launch the latest NSX sportscar in 2017. However, Honda NSX will not be alone. Because, a few months later, Honda launched next sportscar dubbed as 'baby' NSX.

Carrying the same gene with his brother as an aggressive and fast cars, a model named Honda ZSX was being tested to get into the European market.
Rendered image of 'baby' NSX called Honda ZSX. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dST3c)
As quoted from Caradvice on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, a Honda engineer revealed that ZSX being prepared to conduct its debut in the Detroit Auto Show in January 2017.

Meanwhile, the ZSX engine sector known will use a drivetrain-owned Civic Type R, which is a 2.0 liter turbo engine and rear wheel drive.

According to Honda, the ZSX position as a sportscar medium engine, compared with the NSX using the configuration V6 3.5 liter twin-turbo. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARADVICE]
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What was the oldest pyramid in the World?

The discovery of the tomb in the pyramid-shaped in the region of Sary-Arka, near the city of Karaganda, Kazakhstan was viral in various online media some time ago. Rumors said that this pyramid is the oldest pyramid in the world, but archeologists denied it.
Pyramid of Djoser, the first Egyptian pyramids were built about 4,700 years ago in Saqqara, Egypt. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dXpgY)
"The age precisely was uncertain, but most likely this pyramid was built in the late Bronze Age, over 3,000 years ago, or 1,000 years after the ancient Egyptians built their first pyramids, ie Pyramid of Djoser about 4,700 years ago," said Viktor Novozhenov, an archaeologist of Karaganda University who involved in the excavation of the tomb, as quoted by LiveScience.

The newly discovered pyramid is relatively small, with a height of 2 meters and a length of 14 meters. "The pyramid is made of rock, soil and slabs on the outside," said Novozhenov. If judging from the form of construction, the archaeologists estimate that the pyramid built for the ancient king or clan leader.
The ruins of a 3,000-year-old mausoleum were discovered in Kazakhstan. The mausoleum's burial chamber had been robbed. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dXprd)
In addition, the structure is also unique. In contrast to most of the Egyptian pyramids that have taper peak, the peak of these new pyramid is actually flat, like the Pyramid of Djoser.

So far, the results of excavations conducted by the archaeologist team showed that the pyramid was created with similar goals with the Egyptian pyramids, the tomb structure in it. Novozhenov was uploaded the picture of the pyramid ruins in his Facebook account.

Unfortunately, the burial chamber in the pyramid has been looted, even though there are still remnants of pottery, knives and another bronze objects. It is uncertain whether or not the human remains are buried there.

Until now, the process of excavation is still ongoing. Archaeologists hope the discovery could provide new information about Begazy-Dandybai civilization that lived in the middle Kazakhstan at the era. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIVESCIENCE]
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Honda custom city cub with Balineseness nuances

Bali is the name of an island in Indonesia is very famous throughout the world. Well, who is not familiar with Bali? Where tradition and the art is related very closely to the lives of the people there.

As shown by Ida Bagus Teja who want to accentuate the Balineseness nuances on his modification result motorcycle was built on the basis of 1980 Honda Astrea 800. As a native of Bali, he was very proud of his homeland. So he offers the brass panels on the finishing of city's cub classic style.
Honda Astrea 800 Custom with Balineseness nuances by Ida Bagus Teja of Timboel Garage. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dTpx6)
"The concept is pursuing the city cub, then Honda Astrea 800 was cut its bad part to be short. Not only that, the fuel tank body parts are made as a single seater. So that the central part is denser and rear wheels more prominent," said the crew of Denpasar-based workshop Timboel Garage (TG).

While the rear suspension construction modified as an old BMW R series model. In addition to making a more interesting visual accents, the rear suspension models also makes the aesthetic appearance of motorcycle becomes denser.
Right side view of Honda Astrea 800 Custom with Balineseness nuances by Ida Bagus Teja of Timboel Garage. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dTpx6)
For the upper suspension holder, this young modifier makes the new chassis. The upper end attached on the front of fuel tank, and made curved into the back of the machine. This technique makes the installation of rear suspension becomes easy and made the construction was comfortable for riding.

Here are several detailed pictures of the Honda custom city cub with Balineseness nuances. (All pictures taken from: http://adf.ly/1dTpx6)


While for the lower end of suspension holder, the modifier keep using the swing arm. However, the suspension work becomes more optimal, because the upper holder attaches to the new chassis is built like an old BMW mechanisms. Uniquely, this suspension wear the components taken from Yamaha Alfa, but made with a touch of classic aroma and a choice of chrome panel on the top.
Left side view of Honda Astrea 800 Custom with Balineseness nuances by Ida Bagus Teja of Timboel Garage. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dTqm6)
For some component variations, the modifier which had a workshop on Jl. Kampus Ngurah Rai No. 21, Denpasar, Bali using the brass material is installed all over Astrea 800 body.
A sprinkling of golden hue of brass makes the bike's display look more dynamic. "This brass panels were made by our own, its placement customized with the aesthetic values that we have designed before. The basic color is dark brown so that the color of brass looks more luxurious," he said. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TIMBOEL GARAGE | MOTORPLUS]
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Centenario Roadster rolled out in Monterey

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster supercar is a "naked" version of from Centenario Coupe officially rolled recently in Monterey Car Week, in Monterey, California. As quoted from Paultan, the new model is not included as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Lamborghini Centenario Roadster supercar. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dTjf4)
Lamborghini only produces as much as 20 units and now all of them was sold out. The open-roof supercar is offered with the special body color called 'Argento Centenario,' but the car owners can specify their own choice of colors with the Ad Personam personalisation programme. These special models are supported by monocoque chassis and carbon fiber body.
Interior view of Lamborghini Centenario Roadster supercar. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dTjf4)
Some of the features in the Centenario Roadster are the same as in the coupe version including rear wheel drive system, independent shifting rod (ISR) transmission system, magneto rheological suspension, rear wing that extend up to 150 millimeters, 21-inches five-spoke rims at the rear and 20-inches for the front, as well as wrapped by the Pirelli PZero tires. Its interior equipped with 11-inches touch head unit screen with Apple CarPlay. As an option Lamborghini offers a rear camera and telematics features.
Rear side view of Lamborghini Centenario Roadster supercar. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dTjf4)
The source of power comes from the 6.5 liter V12 engine that can produce 759 horse power. These slim car can accelerate from 0-100 kph just in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 350 km per hour. That's cool wasn't?

For the car pricing, the open-roof supercar offered at exorbitant prices, ie €2 millions or approx Rp.29.7 billion. And reportedly, this Centenario Roadster model is the most powerful ever built by Lamborghini. As mentioned above, all of them has been sold. If you are interested in having one of these supercars,  You can wait it, if there is to sell it as used cars.*** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PAULTAN]
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Researchers developed a small gadget for water sterilization

Naturally, the contaminated water is able to be sterilized by sunlight through the UV rays that kill bacteria within 48 hours to complete the process. However, a tiny gadget being developed by the researchers from Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory utilizes a wider spectrum of sunlight to speed up the sterilization process.
Researchers from Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory developed a small gadget for water sterilization. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dSUtp)
"Our device looks like a little rectangular black glass," explains lead researcher Chong Liu of Stanford University. "We just dropped it into the water and put everything under the Sun, and the Sun did all the work."

The Sun's rays are moving electrons in the device using a molybdenum disulfide that is capable of creating a reaction in the water. Hydrogen peroxide and other disinfectants evolving from this reaction, which is able to work to clean the bacteria in the water.

"It really works. Our concern is to find ways to overcome the problem of pollution so that people can live better," said Liu. This technology is able to compete in the market, because molybdenum disulfide is very cheap to produce. Thus the process of sterilizing water with this tool will be more efficient and cheaper.  

Although promising, but this method does not eliminate chemical pollutants researcher and has only been tested on three strains of bacteria were mixed with less than one ounce of water in a laboratory. The next step is to test the device in real-world stew contaminants. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SCOPE]
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Another Retro styled bike of Darizt Design

Lately, the trend of retro-style motorcycles often found on the streets in Indonesia. This style is usually applied to the modern motorcycle with automatic transmission, but what if the classic motorcycles modified to be older than it looks?

It appears on a custom-built motorcycle made by Yogyakarta-based home modification named Darizt Design which is able to change the look of the 1985 Honda GL 100 into a classic pre-WW2 motorcycle named '2nd Attempt'.
Darizt Design 2nd Attempt at the U mild U Bikers Festrack 2009 in Jakarta. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dScKF)
Modifications were made to this motorcycle can be considered extreme, because all frames were rebuild, only the original Honda GL 100 engine were still being used, then the work is done by using tools and simple equipment.

At first glance, when considered in the Honda motorcycle was changed appearance that resembles an old bicycle. The frames structure of the motorcycle designed by Design Darizt specifically using ¾-inch pipe. So that there is no empty space under the seat, then covered by installed an oil filter there.
Front and rear three quarter of Darizt Design 2nd Attempt. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dSccc)
Not only that, the ingenious idea of ​​the builder is also visible on the suspension of the motorcycle. Usually, front suspension of the vintage motorcycle use spring but on the this motorcycle, those spring was hidden in the framework, while the rear suspension is designed specifically with the monoshock model.
Left side view of Darizt Design 2nd Attempt. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dSccc)
To improve its appearance, a small custom fuel tank embedded in the middle frame, and combined with a seat that is used on a bicycle. While at the stern adorned with custom exhaust. Its classic aura more viscous by wrapping a pair of 19-inches rims both on the front and rear.

The hard work of Darizt Design on this motorcycle is not in vain, because the motorcycle is won many championship titles in various motorcycles contests in Indonesia. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DARIZT DESIGN]
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