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Why Do These Shake Weights Cost Over $US1000?

Why Do These Shake Weights Cost Over $US1000?

Shake Weights were found to be pretty useless in the past, but BodyVib’s weights could change that: they vibrate 2160 times per minute, which is 10 times faster than traditional ones.

France’s Kilogram Standard Is No Good For Americans

France’s Kilogram Standard Is No Good For Americans

France holds the world’s standard for the kilogram weight. It’s a cylinder-shaped object that has dictated all other kilogram weights for 130 years now. As it’s made from platinum-iridium, though, the US is concerned it’s no longer accurate. Whoops?

Pumping Iron in Zero Gravity Aboard the ISS

Pumping Iron in Zero Gravity Aboard the ISS

The astronauts working on the International Space Station now have a new zero-G Bowflex, with its requisite bad-arse acronym name: aRED, or Advanced Resistance Exercise Device. Wired took a look at how it works.