Sports

'4D' Broadcasts Will Let Hockey Fans Feel Every Hit From Their Couch

Sitting rink-side at NHL games affords an unparalleled view of the action, especially when someone gets lit up on the boards right in front of you. But now fans of the San Jose Sharks will be able to recreate that bone-jarring experience in the comfort of their own homes.


The World's Oldest Basketball Court Has Iron Poles In The Middle Of It

Basketball is famously an all-American sport (invented by a Canadian). But thanks to an odd twist of fate and the YMCA, the world’s oldest surviving basketball court is actually in France. Tucked away in a neighbourhood of Paris, the handsome facility has parquet floors and iron pillars running down the middle of it. It looks dangerous as hell.


Could Magnets Help The NFL's Concussion Epidemic?

NFL teams across the U.S. have this weekend taken to the grid iron in an effort to scratch another W against their names. These players will play the same as any other Sunday, and like any other Sunday, the sport’s biggest threat will remain unaddressed. Sixty-nine concussions have already been reported this year, and odds would suggest, more will be added in the next few hours.


This Free Throw-Making Robot Could Probably Crack A Pro Roster

Video: What’s the best way to promote the accuracy, adaptability, and reliability of your robotic arm to potential clients? Even if it’s only ever destined to work on a factory floor, showing how it can wipe the floor with professional basketball players when it comes to nailing free throws is a pretty effective PR stunt.


These Ski Goggles Change Colour To Adapt To Conditions Around You

The weather and lighting conditions on a snow-covered mountain can change in a heartbeat. But instead of carrying around a small collection of swappable tinted goggle lenses to match the conditions, UVEX’s new Snowstrike VT goggles employ a thin LCD in the lens that can instantly switch between clear, red, blue and violet tints.


All Of Peyton Manning's Record Breaking Touchdown Passes In One Chart

Data Looks Dope’s Max Einstein just made this visualisation that charts every touchdown pass that Peyton Manning, who is now the record holder for TD passes, has thrown in his career. Yep, all 510 of them (so far). It shows the distance of each pass along with the receiver who caught it from 1998 to October 19, 2014.


Soccer Match Abandoned Over Drone-Induced Brawl

Last night, Serbia played Albania at soccer in a Euro 2016 qualifier. But, in the 40th minute, things turned surreal: a drone flew over the pitch flying a flag, which raised tensions enough to start a fight and get the match stopped.


No, Nine Won't Be Showing The NRL Grand Final In HD

The lack of high-definition sports broadcasts on free-to-air television is an ongoing source of frustration for football fans, particularly when the grand final months of September and October roll around. Unsurprisingly, money is the main reason standard definition continues to rule the roost, though there was a glimmer of hope as Nine remained undecided about the HD prospects of an NRL grand final. Well, the suspense is over — it’ll be SD thanks to “technical difficulties”.


An Electric Wakeboard Is Probably The Best Way To Spend $22,000

If you’ve ever wanted to go wakeboarding, but thought “Man! Those ski boats are expensive!”, then never fear: the budget wakeboarding option is here.


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 players and turn it into electricity.


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