Given their size and limited brain power, ants have an uncanny ability to find their way home after lengthy foraging excursions. To figure out how they do it, scientists from Germany have developed an innovative, but surprisingly simple spherical ant treadmill made from styrofoam.
Tagged With treadmills
You can probably think of countless reasons why you don't want to take your dog for a walk. It's too cold, you're tired, your arch nemesis lives around the corner -- the list goes on and on. But with this double-duty exercise bike and treadmill, you can give your pup a good run without ever stepping outside.
The Oculus Rift is so close to making our Star Trek holodeck dreams a reality. The only catch is that since you're tethered with cables, you're not really free to physically walk around while wearing it. So far the solutions to this problem have been less than impressive, but the Infinadeck -- a treadmill that lets you walk in any direction -- might just be the perfect solution.
Back in April we brought you a device that researchers at Purdue University had developed to make it easier to read while running on a treadmill. But the infra-red goggles and tracking cameras that translated a runner's movements to the text they were reading was clunky, and no where near as easy to use as the new Run-n-Read clip-on sensor promises to be.
There's a recent fitness trend that sees people switching from a traditional desk to working on a treadmill to maximise their physical activity. The problem is that at anything more vigorous than a casual stride, it's difficult to read a static display while on a treadmill. At least until researchers at Purdue University commercialise their new ReadingMate system.
I understand that not everyone has the room or budget for a real pool, but even a weekly trip to the YMCA has to be a better alternative than this tethered Swimmer's Treadmill which trades your dignity for fitness.
The Mobia treadmill has a couple things going for it. Right off the bat you notice the clean and simple iPod-esque aesthetics from Frog Design. It also has an approach to fitness that could finally help get you in shape.
After almost getting a toilet named after him, Stephen Colbert will be surprised to know that he's getting his name on a treadmill instead. Our surprise? NASA picked the EIGHTH most popular name instead.
Most avid World of Warcraft players don't wonder too much about what it would be like to truly run as often and as far as their avatars, because a.) that sounds hard and b.) they're too busy wondering would it would be like to run at all. Nonetheless, some crafty young WoWers managed to hook up a couple of treadmills and joysticks to their computers in such a way as to simulate actually running across Azeroth. Even when some handicaps were programmed into the system, the (sort of) reality was clear: WoW characters are FAST.