Players Help Power the Lights on This Soccer Field Just by Running

As they make their way up and down the field chasing the ball, the players on this new soccer pitch in Rio de Janeiro are actually helping to keep the lights powered when the sun sets. Because underneath the artificial turf are 200 special tiles that work like tiny generators to harness the kinetic energy of the… » 9/12/14 8:46am 9/12/14 8:46am

Nike's Concept Jet for Pro Athletes Is a Luxury Lounge at 40,000 Feet

Pro athletes lead a very luxurious life, with trainers ensuring they're always in top physical shape. But they still travel in cramped airplanes that weren't designed for seven-footers. Teague design firm and Nike have come up with a solution: a super-luxurious concept jet that caters to a team's every need. » 9/09/14 11:45am 9/09/14 11:45am

An Impossibly Thin Heating Element Stops These Goggles From Fogging Up

There's nothing like a thin layer of condensation on your ski goggles to ruin a perfectly good run down a hill covered in tantalizingly fresh powder. But active people get warm and sweat, and science says that cold moist air condensing on your goggles is inevitable. Unless you've got a pair of these F-BOM goggles » 9/08/14 10:00am 9/08/14 10:00am

Behind the Scenes at the San Francisco 49ers’ New High Tech Stadium

Candlestick's out and Levi's Stadium has been officially christened as the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. The brand-spanking-new site is all kinds of wired up and ready to receive upwards of 70,000 smartphone-wielding fans. I went behind the scenes to see how the tech has come together. Are you ready for some… » 9/05/14 2:00pm 9/05/14 2:00pm

A Sit-Down Stand-Up Paddleboard For Taking It Easy On the Water

Stand-Up Paddleboarding has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years, but it's an activity limited to those with a good sense of balance, and a strong set of legs. For the rest of us—and the lazy—there's now the CruiserBoard which upgrades your standard paddleboard with a comfy place to sit and lean. » 9/04/14 11:14am 9/04/14 11:14am

This Cork Pot Holder Secretly Serves As a Ping Pong Net For After Dinner

Once you remove the placemats and centerpieces, your dining room table becomes the perfect stand-in for a ping-pong table. The only thing missing is a net, and that soon could also be just a quick transformation away if this convertible CorkNet pot holder is successful on Kickstarter. » 8/28/14 12:32pm 8/28/14 12:32pm

The Vyper Hands-On: This Vibrating Foam Roller Is Freaking Incredible

It's no secret that foam rollers have been a key part of physical therapy for years. Athletes use them not only to heal from injury, but also to increase flexibility before training and to speed recovery after strenuous exercise. The Vyper is the first foam roller to add vibration to the equation though, and holy… » 8/27/14 11:22am 8/27/14 11:22am

Just Six Months After the Olympics, Sochi Looks Like a Ghost Town

It's been almost exactly six months since the Sochi Olympics wrapped up and the world promptly moved on to speculating about the Rio 2016. Since then, the area has been left holding the proverbial bag—which as Russian photographer Alexander Belenkiy shows us, is full of too many buildings and not enough people to… » 8/25/14 4:54pm 8/25/14 4:54pm

Golf trick shot activates Rube Goldberg machine to cook hot dogs

You would think that you could only do so much with golf trick shots but David Kalb, trick shot extraordinaire, takes it to another level. He rigs his trick shots so they have to be absolutely perfect because they eventually turn into Rube Goldberg machines that can make hot dogs and create flaming watermelon heads. » 7/12/14 12:00am 7/12/14 12:00am

How To Make Soccer Popular in America: Play It With Giant Slingshots

Leave it to Joerg Sprave, the internet's favorite slingshot-building madman, to finally come up with a guaranteed way to make all Americans love soccer. Instead of the players being limited to only using their feet, they should all be allowed to carry this soccer-ball-firing slingshot that can easily propel a ball the… » 7/07/14 9:40am 7/07/14 9:40am

Brazil's Soccer Team Has Smart Gatorade Bottles That Track Hydration

Everyone knows you should drink plenty of fluids when playing sports, but hydration actually becomes an exact science when the pride of your nation is at stake during something like the World Cup. That's why at this year's tournament, Brazil's soccer team is using specially-designed Gatorade bottles that track how… » 6/26/14 4:00pm 6/26/14 4:00pm

How Far Do Soccer Players Run During a Match?

After four weeks of well-placed headers and acrobatic kicks and whatever was going on with Ronaldo's hair, the World Cup finally draws to a close today. But while you're holding your breath during the Germany-Argentina nail-biter, take a moment to appreciate the most astonishing feat that happens during these 90… » 6/22/14 6:51pm 6/22/14 6:51pm

Color-Changing Suit Shows Injuries That Paralyzed Athletes Can't Feel

Paraplegic athletes push their bodies to the absolute limit—and sometimes beyond. When an athlete injures a body part he or she can't feel, that can lead to some very dangerous situations. Now, a design team at Imperial College London has an ingenious solution: an athletic suit that uses off-the-shelf pressure sensing… » 6/18/14 12:40pm 6/18/14 12:40pm