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The World's First Sport Invented By an AI Still Looks Less Absurd Than Synchronized Swimming

It’s not uncommon for new technology to spawn a new sport: Drone racing has become hugely popular around the world, and Segway Polo is apparently still a thing. It’s now artificial intelligence’s turn to give us a new pastime, but will the sport it invented, Speedgate, take the world by storm, or will it be relegated…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Akqa, Speedgate


How Much Longer Will Exercise Make Me Live?

There might be some contrarian physiologist I’m neglecting here, but it does not feel controversial to say that, among people who study exercise, there is 100% consensus re: working out being good for you. Yet for those of us who have adjusted to feeling physically awful all the time, “good for you” might not cut it,…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Sports, Exercise


Always dreamed of flying? On these moons, you can.

Both the moon and Mars have a weaker surface gravity than the Earth does. The result? You don't weigh as much on either celestial body as you do here. On a moon called Titan that orbits Saturn, the gravity isn't as strong as Earth's, but the atmosphere is much thicker. In this world, it would be possible to strap wings to your arms and fly around. On a low-gravity moon called Miranda, just off the space coast of Uranus, there are cliffs that are many miles high. It would be possible to jump off ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Adventure, Sports, Nasa, Earth, Flight, Physics, Innovation, Extreme Sports, Gravity, Exploration, Mars, Cosmos


Yankees Suck Slightly Less After Joining the Paris Climate Agreement

When it comes to the New York Yankees, it’s simple: You either love ‘em or, like certain Gizmodo editors and Earther writers, you hate ‘em. Or you’re me and you just don’t care because, ugh, sports. Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Paris, United Nations, Gizmodo, Yankees, New York Yankees, Earther Is A Sports Blog Now


How Technology and Climate Change Are Transforming America's Wildest Dog Sled Race

The Iditarod is at a crossroads. The thousand-mile sled dog race through Alaska is bound as much by tradition as by the rigging between dog-sledders, or mushers, and their dog teams, who must lead each other through some of North America’s wildest land. It’s the sort of tradition one would expect to fade into legend,…Read more...
Tags: Outdoors, Science, Climate Change, Sports, America, Racing, Alaska, North America, Iditarod


"Past biomechanical studies show that when women run braless, their breasts joggle up and down by seven inches or more and also oscillate side to side...."

"... A 2013 questionnaire provided to women running the London Marathon found that more than a third of them, including runners with small breasts, told the researchers that their breasts often felt sore. But little past research has explored whether breast size and potential soreness affect women’s decisions to participate in exercise or if they influence the kinds of exercise that women might — or might not — pursue. So, for the new study, which was published this month in the Journal of Scien...
Tags: Science, Law, Australia, Cancer, Sports, Breasts, London Marathon, University of Wollongong, Ann Althouse, Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Mary E


Tom Brady Should Kiss Trump on the Mouth

The Patriots winning the Super Bowl for all of America that isn’t Boston and the surrounding, even more racist areas of New England, but one good thing that might happen as a result is that Tom Brady now has one more chance to kiss Donald Trump on the mouth.Read more...
Tags: Science, Boston, Sports, America, Super Bowl, Tom Brady, Donald Trump, New England, Robert Kraft


Football Has Its Super Bowl, But These Sci-Fi Sports Are Actually 'Super'

As sports fans around the world gear up for this year’s Super Bowl, you may think, what makes it so “super?” There aren’t any robots. No one flies. Everyone lives at the end. Sure, it’s the two best football teams playing for a championship, but is it really “super?”Read more...
Tags: Science, The Hunger Games, Sports, Super Bowl, Tron, Space Jam, Rollerball, Starship Troopers, Death Race 2000, The Phantom Menace, Quidditch, Real Steel, Tron Legacy, The Running Man, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Pod Racers


Stronger and Faster Horses Will Be Made in 2019 Using CRISPR Gene Editing

Kheiron Biotech using clones thoroughbred horses and announced in 2017 that they would use CRISPR gene editing to create super horses. They plan to perform myostatin inhibition to boost the muscles... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Sports, World, Innovation, Crispr, Gene Editing, Kheiron Biotech


Report: Washington Redskins Killed Stadium Wifi Deal With Huawei Over Security Concerns

The Washington Redskins axed a deal in 2014 with Chinese tech giant Huawei to provide free wifi at games near the nation’s capital after being warned that the company could pose a cybersecurity threat, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the matter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Sports, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Espionage, Washington Redskins, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, FedEx Field


Here's The Actual Basketball From The Cover Of NBA Jam

The iconic cover to NBA Jam, with its image of a logo-adorned basketball smashing through some paper, is not an illustration. It’s a photo, and this is the model, 25 years later.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Kotaku Core, NBA Jam


Home of Islanders, Nets abandoning plastic drinking straws

NEW YORK (AP) — An arena where the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and the NHL’s New York Islanders play is the latest place making plastic straws a thing of the past. Brooklyn’s Barclays Center said this week it’ll switch to strawless drink lids or straws made from compostable alternative materials by next year. The affiliated Nassau […]
Tags: Business, New York, Science, News, Sports, Ap, Brooklyn, Nba, NHL, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, Nassau, Barclays Center, Nation & World


HQ Trivia Has Launched HQ Sports, If You Somehow Didn't Exhaust Your HQ Tolerance Already

Here’s something for all you lovers of organized physical activity or merely watching it out there: HQ Trivia, the daily live trivia show that debuted to such wild popularity it boosted host Scott Rogowsky to fame before briefly inspiring dystopian alarmism and apocalyptic fan fiction, is branching out into sports.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Sports, Trivia, Scott Rogowsky, HQ Trivia


I Want to See This Javelin-Launching Slingshot Cannon Shatter Records At the Olympics

The Olympics are supposed to be a series of competitions that test the physical capabilities of the competing athletes. But increasingly, it seems like it’s become a competition over which athlete brings the best gear: be it highly-engineered running shoes, swimsuits, or sleds. So why shouldn’t track and field…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Olympics, Weapons, Joerg Sprave, Slingshots, Javelin


The Totally Exhaustive Guide for Streaming the 2018 FIFA World Cup as Cheaply as Possible

The most beautiful game is about to take place, and thanks to the magic of streaming television we can all watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup without owning some insane cable package (if you own an insane cable package you’re almost certainly set to watch it already).Read more...
Tags: Science, Football, Sports, Soccer, Fifa, Streaming Service, FIFA World Cup 2018, The Most Beautiful Game


This Gadget Told Me How Wimpy My Punches Are, Please Don't Fight Me

You ever get in a fight? No, not on Twitter. I mean a real fight, you know, with your fists? If not, then Hykso’s $150 FightCamp punch trackers probably aren’t your bag. The wearable is designed to provide the hard-hitting boxer within you valuable insight about your performance, and show you how you stack up compared…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Wearables, Science, Review, Sports, Boxing, Consumer Tech, Hykso


My Ultra-Competitive Side Loves This Sensor-Packed Smart Ball

A Bluetooth-connected foam ball packed with sensors and a battery you need to charge sounds like one of Silicon Valley’s worst ideas. Haven’t balls been adequately entertaining kids for centuries already? But it only took one toss of Play Impossible’s Gameball for me to understand why a ball upgraded with…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Toys, Games, Science, Review, Sports, Tech, Sensors, Silicon Valley, Balls, Consumer Tech, Play Impossible, Gameball


No Cable? Stream the NCAA Tournament (and More) For Just $10 With This DIRECTV Now Promotion.

If you want to stream all of the March Madness games at home (or at your desk) without a real cable subscription, DirecTV Now looks to be your cheapest option at the moment.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Media, Sports, Streaming, DirecTV, DirecTV Now


Get DIRECTV Now For $10, And Stream Every NCAA Tournament Game

If you want to stream all of the March Madness games at home (or at your desk) without a real cable subscription, DirecTV Now looks to be your cheapest option at the moment.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Media, Sports, Streaming, DirecTV, DirecTV Now


Get DIRECTV Now For Just $10, Just In Time For the NCAA Tournament

If you want to stream all of the March Madness games at home (or at your desk) without a real cable subscription, DirecTV Now looks to be your cheapest option at the moment.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Media, Sports, Streaming, DirecTV Now


Stream Every NCAA Tournament Game For $10 With This DIRECTV Now Promotion

If you want to stream all of the March Madness games at home (or at your desk) without a real cable subscription, DirecTV Now looks to be your cheapest option at the moment.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Media, Sports, Streaming, DirecTV Now, Stream Every NCAA, DIRECTV Now Promotion


Link About It: This Week's Picks: Secret lives of tattoos, the underbelly of an iceberg, celebrating women artists and more in our look around the web

1. Celebrating Artists on International Women's Day While we shouldn't only celebrate women artists one day of the year, It's Nice That is showcasing the work (and thoughts) of an all-star-cast of women artists for IWD 2018. Working with various...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Apple, Photography, Commercials, Science, Design, Sports, Nature, Drones, Tattoos, Denim, Indigo, Link-about-it, Icebergs, Spikejonze, Dyes


Brain-Zapping Workout Tech Is Coming to an Equinox Near You

Athletes are generally willing to entertain any scientific-sounding trend that promises an edge. For reference: Michael Phelps and cupping or Shaquille O’Neal’s energy-enhancing bracelets. Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Neuroscience, Michael Phelps, Equinox, Shaquille O'Neal, Halo Neuroscience, Brain Zapping


Electric Skateboard Pole-Vaulting Should Be the Next Olympic Sport

Aside from the opening ceremonies, how many Olympic events did you watch over the past few weeks? Very few, right? It’s about time the IOC started spicing up the games so they’re more interesting—like letting athletes compete with the aid of electric skateboards, starting with the pole vault.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Olympics, Ioc, Skateboards, Electric Skateboards, Polevault


This Rube Goldberg Basketball Machine Has Enough Tricks to Be a Harlem Globetrotter

It seems not even basketball court jester is a job that’s safe from from the rise of the machines. Students from Georgia Tech built a giant Rube Goldberg contraption that’s capable of reproducing many of the Harlem Globetrotter’s most crowd-pleasing tricks; from spinning a ball on a finger, to simply sinking baskets.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Basketball, Harlem Globetrotters, Rube Goldberg, Georgia Tech, Harlem Globetrotter, Rube Goldberg Machines, Rube Goldberg Basketball Machine Has Enough Tricks


The Difference Between Power and Endurance Athletes Is in Their Blood

The shelves of drug-testing laboratories in dozens of countries are stocked with biological samples from the best athletes in the world, who deliver blood and urine for investigators to test for banned performance-enhancing substances. They’re a veritable gold mine for scientists looking to figure out what, exactly,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang 2018, Olympics 2018


The Search for the Olympian Gene

In 2014, the former Soviet nation of Uzbekistan announced a plan that it hoped would give it a leg up in future Olympic games: It would DNA test Uzbek children to determine their athletic potential.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dna, Sports, Olympics, Pseudoscience, Uzbekistan, DNA testing, Athletes, Olympics 2018


Do Animals Have a Sense of Competition?

Humans do the wildest things to animals—stick them with experimental drugs, mash them into cheap nuggets, mount their severed heads on dining room walls. Against this backdrop of chaos and mass extermination the Puppy Bowl seems fairly benign, as do all those other events, like the Kentucky Derby, where animals are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Animals, Horses, Sports, Competition, Kentucky Derby, Giz Asks, Animal Psychology, Race Horses


I Love Watching These Self-Balancing Boxing Robots Beat Each Other Into Submission

The self-balancing technology that powered the overhyped disappointment that was the Segway is finally living up to its full potential with Hexbug’s new VEX Battling Boxing Robots line. You can not only build a pair of robo-pugilists that ride around on hoverboards, you can also fight them using motion controls to…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Fighting, Sports, Robots, Boxing, Hoverboards, Toy Fair, Hexbug, Toy Fair 2018


Why the Winter Olympics Has Less Doping Than the Summer Olympics

Russia was banned from competing in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, a sweeping punishment for its brazen state-sponsored doping program, exposed in 2016. But even with the added scrutiny of athletes in 2018, the percentage of athletes using banned substances in Pyeongchang is probably lower than it was in Rio in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Sports, Olympics, Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang 2018, Rio, Pyeongchang, Olympics 2018



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