Wildfire Snowsports has developed a ski attachment that will auto-wax skis while in use. And while the idea seems gratuitous for the average skier who's just out to chase some snow bunny tail, the technology could offer a 1-2% speed increase, which is apparently the difference between 1st and 20th place in the Olympics. Or for the rest of us, the difference between the bones just breaking or actually protruding through the skin. [eurekalert via wired]