Smacking a ball over a net calls for some surprising technology
By Brett Zarda
Posted 08.13.2008 at 4:34 pm 0 Comments
Every four years, we watch. We marvel at badminton and wonder about the modern decathlon. With more than 300 gold medals awarded across 37 disciplines, our lives are suddenly much less productive. To aid in your immersion, we continue with our daily edition of “know your Olympic sport,” (check out the whole series here) by serving up some volleyball.
Inside we’ll provide thermal imaging, a new ball and a sock for the sand. Let us begin!
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.