The World Cup draws billions of viewers. The 2010 FIFA World Cup was watched by nearly half of the world’s population. So it’s no wonder that it is being used as a platform to showcase major technological advancements.
For starters, the ceremonial first kickoff will be made by a Brazilian paraplegic with the help of a mind-controlled human exoskeleton. This exoskeleton features a 3-D printed headpiece, sensors that monitor brain activity, and a battery-powered hydraulic suit that will aid the paralyzed person’s movements.
Goal line sensors will also help referees make better calls. This solar-powered sensor net will send information directly to a ref’s watch. Even [...]
Everyone has a team. Most have two, actually — the one they love, and the one they love to hate. Over the years a sports dynasty can build up quite a reputation based on the players and even the coach. Sometimes, win or lose, it’s all about the team colors and the way they look when you’re seeing red. Whether you want these teams to win or lose, these six sports dynasties are sure to inspire passion.Miami Heat
Miami Heat gets no respect — and rightfully so. In the past, they’ve been accused of buying the championship. Heat players are some of the highest paid ballers in the league. Forbes reports their valuation at $770 million, ranking them 7th for highest [...]
[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]kateboarding looks simple enough right? You watch the other boarders at the park and think that looks so easy! While it may only look as simple as pushing off the ground and balancing on a fancy piece of wood with wheels, there is much more to skateboarding than meets the eye. Staying on the board is one thing, but if you dream of pulling off tricks that make the likes of Tony Hawk envious, you need practice. Before you get disheartened because you can’t do an Ollie right away, remember that every pro skateboarder started out where you are now – as a total newbie. If you’ve just picked yourself up a Penny Skateboard and are ready to hit the pavement, [...]