Legal Steroids: Rapid Thermal Exchange Cooling Glove

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Gadgets, Science, Sports, Technology

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“Equal to or substantially better than steroids, and it’s not illegal.” -Stanford’s Dr. H. Craig Heller

With humongous salaries, countless endorsements and the idolization of the masses, more and more athletes are becoming open to the idea of taking steroids to improve their on-field performance.

What we’re learning about the effects of performance enhancing drugs on the body are devastating: hormonal, cardiovascular and neurological issues and even worse.

Biologists at Stanford University are on the cusp of a breakthrough device, a cooling glove, that will help athletes exceed their peak performance levels in a unique but completely healthy manner.

The Tim Tebow You Don’t Know

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Social Media, Sports

Tim TebowPeople in all walks of life think Tim Tebow is destined for NFL failure. Experts claim that Tebow cannot operate a pro-style offense. They believe offenses need to be run-heavy and dumbed down for Tim to be able to survive.

Before you rush to judge Tim Tebow, you should at least take the time to learn the facts about the man they call Timmy.

Watch Felix Baumgartner’s Record Setting Jump From Space Live

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Sports, Technology

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Courtesy of Red Bull Stratos

Earlier this year, Astounde speculated that space skydiving could be the next frontier in extreme sports. If that’s going to be the case, then today represents the biggest hurdle and largest milestone towards that end.

Today, in an event sponsored by Red Bull (who else?), Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner is set to hurdle himself towards the earth from over 20 miles up, breaking the speed of sound in the process.

Lessons in Brand Protection: Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Domains, Sports

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Jerry Jones, Owner of the Dallas Cowboys

In the interconnected digital era we live in, brand protection is more important than ever. This holds especially true when your brand is a generic term, one with over 1,500 trademark claims in the U.S. alone. The only way to compound that importance is when your brand and logo happens to be one of the most recognizable on the planet.

All of these combined factors didn’t seem to add up in Jerry Jones’ or the Dallas Cowboys‘ heads, as they let a monumental opportunity to lock up the exact match .com of their football squad slip away over what amounted to pennies in the grand scheme of things. Now the Dallas Cowboys must face the consequences of having millions of individuals worldwide exposed to a product that is not representative of their brand (in this case, much the opposite).

Pedal-Less Running Bike

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Gadgets, Sports

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Courtesy of FLIZ

It’s always cool to keep up with futuristic forms of green transportation and the pedal-less bike is a newcomer with swagger.

Combining the world’s oldest form of exercise with one of man’s greatest inventions, the pedal-less bike could help turn triathlons into biathlons.

World’s First Floating Golf Course and Resort

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The Maldives, an island nation located just south of India, has an average elevation of just five feet above sea level. Eighty percent of the nation hovers just one foot above sea level. The country fears that it’s days may be numbered as the ocean steadily rises.

“Climate change is upon us and the Maldives are feeling it most. That’s why they’re leading the way in trying to find a way to combat the problem.” -Mark Spalding, senior marine scientist at the Nature Conversancy

That solution may be self-sustaining man-made floating islands; an arcology of sorts. The nation is going all out to pursue this end, and has the pieces in place to build the world’s first floating golf course and resort. The Maldivian government is working with established cutting edge architectural firm Dutch Docklands, as well as golf course management mainstay Troon Golf to make these dreams a reality.

The Cardboard Bicycle

Written by Maria Gomez on . Posted in Gadgets, Sports

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Bike theft is a major problem.

If you walk around a major city, you may feel like you’re walking through a bicycle ghost town. Wheels and frames are left to rot tethered to street signs and and bike stands.

The resale value of your average bike is too great for a thief to pass up.

Israeli entrepreneur Izhar Gafni has looked to address this issue by creating a bicycle that’s simply too cheap to steal.

Goal Line Technology Approved For Soccer, What’s Next?

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Innovation in the world’s most popular sport

In a monumental decision that may affect professional sports the world over, IFAB, the International Football Association Board unanimously approved the use of goal-line technology for immediate implementation in soccer at the highest level. The technology will need to be licensed, installed and inspected in each individual stadium before it can be used, but should be seen on the pitch by 2013.

2012 NBA Draft Sleepers and Stars

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Jae Crowder

The 2012 NBA Draft is Thursday night at 7 PM EST. The order has been decided, although not without controversy. Anthony Davis from Kentucky is the clear #1 pick, going to the New Orleans Hornets.

Experts have said that beyond Davis, there isn’t a lot of star power in the draft. If you dig deep though, you’ll find a few competitors that could soon be household heroes. Here are a few names to know before tomorrow night’s draft to make you sound intelligent in front of your friends and co-workers.