Posts Tagged ‘sports’

High Speed Sports

Baseball at 5,000 FPS is pretty interesting stuff: Davies says the camera is a Vision Research v642, which shoots high-def video and is regularly used to cover baseball games. But last night’s was specially modified by a company called Inertia Unlimited to shoot at an extra high frame rate and customized to use a Canon […]

Awesome Dodgeball Move

Here is perhaps the greatest dodgeball move ever. This is part of why I think Dodgeball needs to become an olympic sport.

Dodgeball For The Olympics

I think it’s time to see Dodgeball in the Olympics. If dressage is an Olympic sport, I just don’t see how dodgeball shouldn’t be. Somewhere between 15-20 per team and no more than 10 balls between them. Team with last man standing wins. Headshots valid (mixed on this)? Dodgeball has it all. Strategy, strength, quick […]

Invisible Airbag Bicycle Helmet

This helmet looks pretty discrete when you put it on. Like an odd turtleneck or scarf. However it’s using accelerometers so that when triggered it inflates like an airbag in a fraction of a second. The result is this: It potentially will solve the problem of people not liking helmets when bike riding. However it […]

The Myths Of Halloween Safety

An interesting piece on Halloween paranoia in the WSJ notes: …that there has never been a single case of any child being killed by a stranger’s Halloween candy. (Oh, yes, he concedes, there was once a Texas boy poisoned by a Pixie Stix. But his dad did it for the insurance money. He was executed.) […]