Learning to control a submarine is not straightforward. But these days, the Navy doesn’t need to build as many large-scale physical simulators—because much of it can be achieved on-screen.
Look at this neat model of air base! Those perfectly executed aircraft models: an AWACS, B-52, KC-135, E-2, F-15, F-16, F-18 and even more. That regiment of lead soldiers! I wanna play with them for hours and hours. Wait, what, this is real?
The cold weather training of South-Korean army's special warfare force is high level badassery of the level I have never seen before. It's like when nuclear powered attack submarines break the Arctic sheet after surfacing through three feet of ice. But these are humans. Quite literally cool [Republic of Korea Armed…
The cat Kaiser and the dog Nana once went head to head in a competition to see who was the best trained animal around. And now, years later, they've teamed up to show a pair of rats named Raven and Famous who's boss. But, for sheer number of tricks, the rats win. They also win by having adorable tiny props for theirs.
Since early 2012, the Garmin Forerunner 910XT has been the best triathlon watch, period. Others have tried to step up, but to this date nothing has equalled its wealth of features. And now it seems Garmin has raised the bar for itself. The new Forerunner 920XT is everything the 910 was, and much more.
While the phones in our pockets have been getting smarter and smarter at an alarming rate, bike computers (despite having the word "computer" right in their name) have been lagging way behind. But as sensors, radios, and chips have shrunk smaller and smaller, we've seen more and more intelligence come to the…
When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift.
Garmin has had a lot of success with its GPS watches in recent years. There's the Forerunner 910XT, which has been the king of triathlon watches for years now. There's the recent Forerunner 620 (and the 220) which added advanced analysis of running dynamics to the equation. And then, of course, there's the original…
In the early, angst-filled days of the Cold War, miners starting carving the insides out of a hill between Dallas and Austin, Texas. The workers didn’t know what they were building, but on a 7,000 acres base—it was a huge underground facility. At that point in time, it was only known as “Project 76.”
The snow is falling, it's freezing out, and you avoid going outside as much as you can. For spring vacation, you decide to go somewhere where you can finally try surfing. You book tickets; you line up lessons. Boxes: Checked. You show up, and your first lesson goes really well! You stand up a few times, and you…
If you're looking for guidance in creating a running plan, there aren't a whole lot of ways you can go. You could cut something out of a magazine, you could use a stock program that comes with an app, or you could pay serious coin for a personal trainer. ASICS thinks it's got a better way.
Most running novices plot their early runs in terms of distance. "I used to be able to run X distance in high school; I'm going to run that same distance today." Then they spend the next two weeks hobbling around like a broken grandpa. There's a better way.
With some exceptions, when you think "gamers" you don't generally think "paragons of health and fitness." But maybe you should. There are already a lot of fitness games on the market, and they range from good to horrible, but this collaboration between Nike and Microsoft is something else.
I hate, hate, HATE, the idea of being trapped in the water upside down. Or down upside. Or whatever side. It's one of the worst deaths I can imagine. Thankfully, if you are a USAF helicopter pilot, there's a way out:
I'm just going to come out and say it: screw the gym. Screw it right in the face. There is a better way to get the body you want, one that's actually fun and that uses your brain's reward system. Really.
U.S. special operations forces carry out some the military's toughest, most high-stakes missions. To pull them off, the commandos need speed, agility and swift perception skills akin to those of top-tier professional athletes. That might explain why the military's latest commando training program will rely on a…
It seems the home team might have a bit of an advantage at this Summer's Olympic games. British athletes have been training with what's called the MotivePro Suit, an awkward-looking getup that tracks their movements and provides vibrating feedback when they've nailed a routine.
They're toe shoes, for running—but wait! Only four toes? And those soles... thick but light. Just what the hell are these things? They're Fila's new Skele-toes Amp. The company's first attempt at a more natural running shoe. Do they actually perform, or are they just trying to ride the barefoot bandwagon?
If board sports are your thing, but the current weather and conditions aren't ideal for snowboarding, skateboarding, or surfing, this spring-mounted Gyroboard alternative promises to keep you in shape and let you train all year round.
If you've ever played sports, you've always wanted to find a way to measure your athletic ability. How fast can you run? How high can you jump? Are you any good? The new Nike+ Sports Sensor puts a super smart sensor in your shoe that can measure all that. It's like wearing Nike's research labs on your feet.