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Robotics Researchers Discovered a Better Way For Insects to Walk

A popular approach to designing robots that can navigate a world built for living creatures is to simply copy Mother Nature’s designs. But while trying to improve how a six-legged robot walks, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne actually found a faster way for six-legged creatures to get around. Read More >>

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Correcting Your Golf Swing is Seriously Fun With These Analytical Smart Shoes

Too many everyday objects have been been made unnecessarily smart. Kettles, toothbrushes, coffee machines... shoes. Why would shoes need to be connected to the internet? For good reason, as I found out from Iofit at MWC. Read More >>

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It’s 2016 and Mark Zuckerberg’s Suddenly Become a Personal Trainer

I’m not taking the piss when I say Mark Zuckerberg clearly takes good care of himself. He’s no Cristiano Ronaldo, but he’s in good shape. Last summer, he revealed (while fielding a question from Arnie) that he works out at least three times a week, often with Beast, his dog. Read More >>

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This 45-Degree Treadmill Just Revealed Something Fascinating About Running Extreme Inclines

Standard treadmills only reach a maximum incline of around 9 degrees. But this one, developed by a team of physiologists at the University of Colorado Boulder, goes all the way to 45 degrees. The unique contraption is providing some insights into the best strategies for extreme uphill running. Read More >>

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British Astronaut Tim Peake is Going to Run a Marathon — in Space

British astronaut Tim Peake clearly likes a challenge. Not content with merely heading into space on December 15th, he’s also agreed to run a marathon aboard the International Space Station. Read More >>

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Adidas and Spotify Team Up for Beat-to-Stride Matching Musical Running App

There's an art to beat-matching. Ask any pro or wannabe bedroom DJ how many years of practice it takes to flow from Missy Elliot's Work It into The Wurzel's Combine Harvester, and they'll tell you. Read More >>

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Watch a 95-Year-Old Man Break a 200m Sprint Record

Dr Charles Eugster set a new world record for the 200m recently, clocking an indoor time of 55.48" to take over two seconds off the previous over-95s best time. Read More >>

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Polar’s New Activity-Tracking GPS Watch Looks Kind of Sweet

Polar has made plenty of GPS exercise watches, an activity tracker, and even a GPS watch-slash-activity tracker, but this is the first time the company has made a wearable device that looks good and won't break the bank. At £135, we could actually see the Polar M400 ending up on some wrists. Read More >>

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Garmin Fenix 2 Watch Review: Jack of all Trades, Master of Many

The Fenix 2 is the watch Garmin has made to appeal to active people who might end up doing... well, just about anything outdoors. It's not just for runners, just for swimmers, just for snowboarders, or just for hikers, it's for people who want a single watch to track their complete athletic lifestyle. The good news is that the Fenix 2 is truly fantastic for almost all of those things. Almost. Read More >>

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A Fantastic (Fake) Fitness Tracker Tells You What You’re Running From

The FuelBand is dead but who cares, really. Because who needs a fitness tracker that tells you how much you already ran? Now, thanks to The Onion, we have Nike's new +Runlogic, which can tell you exactly what you're running to escape. Read More >>

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Runner Draws Genitals and Space Invaders With Nike+ Tracker

San Francisco runner Claire Wyckoff has had an idea that's going down well on the internet. She's taking requests for shapes to "draw" on maps by running about her local area with Nike+ mapping the route. Obviously penises are high on the list, but she's also jogged out a Space Invaders alien, dogs and a pole dancer. [Running Drawing via Jezebel] Read More >>

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Runtastic Orbit Hands-on: a Fitness Tracker With a Few New Tricks

Since it seems like every company and its mother-company has a fitness tracker these days, it's refreshing when we see one that actually brings something unique to the table. Runtastic (the company behind my current favourite running app) has a new tracker called the Orbit. It's different! Read More >>

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This Robo-Raptor Will Hunt You Down at 29 MPH

Google doesn't have the monopoly on all the horrifying-but-awesome robots. Sure, Wild Cat looks pretty ready to track down the last remaining humans, but this velociraptor-inspired robot would win the race for the kill. Read More >>

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Made for a Marathon: The Science of Long Distance Running

What drives people to run a marathon? Join Hayley Birch as she tackles 26.2 miles, aided by science. Read More >>