Runners live longer, so they say, and a new iPhone app proves it through the theory of special relativity. Just in time for marathon season!
As your velocity increases, time as you experience it slows down relative to something moving slower than you. A passenger on a spaceship traveling near the speed of light would appear to have aged less than his friends when he returned to Earth, for instance. Similarly, a fast runner appears to gain time compared to a slow runner.
Sports tech takes a step backwards with Adidas's latest sneaker launch
By Brett Zarda
Posted 04.01.2008 at 1:00 pm 1 Comment
The only thing better than new technology is old technology. Add the term "vintage," price it at a premium and watch us geeks drool. Generally, sports technology isn't old enough to go retro; Adidas begs to differ with the return of its 1984 Micropacer shoe.
Predating today's growing pedometer obsession by two decades, the Micropacer was the first shoe to implant a microchip in the big toe area, which registered steps each time the wearer pushed off.
Posted 01.05.2008 at 11:25 pm 0 Comments
That's right, we're of course heading out to Vegas again this year to cover the world's largest consumer electronics trade show from top to bottom. Look here on the blog Sunday-Thursday for news, photos and video filed from the frenzied trade floor as every major manufacture rolls out the gear you'll be craving in '08. We've got our pedometers fired up—we're ready to go! —John Mahoney
To get an idea of what's in store, check out last year's coverage here.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.