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Ace drone pilot and professional photographer Stefan Forster reveals how he creates his stunning videos of natural wonders around the world.
June 5, 2021
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Instead of describing the action with words, like a radio announcer might, Action Audio translates visual scenes into a series of information-dense sounds.
March 15, 2021
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Grass is the ideal playing surface for football -- and that's not an accident. The turf that the NFL uses is the culmination of centuries of selective breeding.
February 7, 2021
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Seven years ago, the NFL started tracking players with RFID tags. Now, all the data it has captured is causing some significant changes to the game.
February 6, 2021
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From the ashes of Concorde, a new company called Boom Supersonic is making moves to bring faster-than-sound passenger planes back to the skies.
January 24, 2021
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Geoengineers say we could slow global warming by spraying reflective particles in the stratosphere — but doing so could also have unintended consequences.
October 19, 2020
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To find out more about how to identify and track asteroids approaching Earth, and how global cooperation can keep our planet safe, we spoke to an expert.
October 5, 2020
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Digital Trends interviews Dr. Friederike Otto about her book Angry Weather: Heat Waves, Floods, Storms, and the New Science of Climate Change.
October 1, 2020
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Across 81 sites all around the U.S., NEON has thousands of sensors to track ecological changes.
September 1, 2020
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The Gore Innovation Center in Santa Clara, California is designed to help tech start ups to create innovate new products that integrated Gore-Tex fabrics and other materials in wearables, health devices, and more.
April 6, 2019
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What will parking look like in smart cities of the future? Will we even need parking spaces? As more people are deserting car ownership, planners are coming up with concepts for parking.
March 4, 2019
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Red Bull Rampage is the craziest mountain bike event in the world, pushing riders to their limits. Fortunately they are armed with some of the best bike technology around, allowing them survive this wild and dangerous competition.
November 28, 2018
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We were once wooed by the allure of a smart grill, but our experience suggests smart grills aren't a smart investment after all. At least, not yet. Here's why your money is better spent on a quality dumb grill.
September 30, 2018
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Vibram launched FiveFingers toe shoes in 2005 and now, 13 years later, barefoot running is having a second revolution. By freeing your toes from traditional shoes — aka “foot coffins”— the idea is they function more naturally. We've taken a closer look.
July 10, 2018
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As Video Assistant Referee (or VAR) technology makes its debut at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the sport of soccer finally embraced the use of replay. To track its influence at the tournament, we've rounded up every World Cup match where VAR eventually impacted the outcome (so far, anyway).
July 1, 2018
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From video analysis to smart fitness trackers, technology plays a big role for competitive athletes. We sat down with professional kayakers Nick Troutman and Emily Jackson to discuss the role that the modern world plays in their kayaking careers. 
July 1, 2018
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Therm-a-Rest is known for designing and manufacturing of some of the best sleeping bags and sleeping pads available anywhere but its most important initiative might concern its sustainability practices. We toured its Seattle, Washington-located headquarters to find out why.
June 20, 2018
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Mountain Safety Research isn't just an outdoor company bent on designing world-class tents or camping cookware but rather, it's a brand focused on changing the world by improving global health and assisting with disaster relief with new technologies, including its innovative SE200 Community Chlorine Maker.
June 9, 2018
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While many riders may scoff at electric mountain bikes, brands like BMC Switzerland have no choice but to recognize their growing popularity. After testing BMC’s new Speedfox Amp, it’s clear there’s more to electric mountain bikes than controversy and ornery traditionalists.
May 28, 2018
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American Wave Machines is a name synonymous with artificial wave technology and with its proprietary PerfectSwell technology set to take center stage at the upcoming BSR Surf Ranch, the brand's unique approach to mimicking real ocean waves is ready to revolutionize the industry.
May 5, 2018
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Adidas' AM4NYC is the latest robot-made shoes from its automated Speedfactory. Besides high-tech components, it was developed using athletes' performance data, and it's how shoes could be made in the future.
April 26, 2018
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NBA legends Julius Erving, Rasheed Wallace, and Ray Allen had sneakers they wore during championship moments showcased as part of Nike's Art of a Champion exhibit. The three legends talked about how the NBA and sneaker game has changed over the years.
April 18, 2018
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At an early age, Toby Miller drew comparisons to Shaun White for his snowboarding ability in the halfpipe. Now he calls the iconic snowboarder one of his "best friends." Miller talked to Digital Trends about this friendship, the future of snowboarding, and how technology is changing the sport.
April 18, 2018
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Downhill camera operators for snowboarding films and big events like the Olympics or the Burton U.S. Open have a tough but highly rewarding job. Calling them the sport's unsung heroes is just the tip of the iceberg.
April 15, 2018
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By stashing solar-powered cell phones, now with machine learning capabilities, in jungle canopies, renown physicist and engineer Topher White leads the charge against illegal rainforest logging — and other potential dangers — in the Amazon.
March 26, 2018
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Formed in late 2016, s23NYC is Nike’s first ever digital experience studio tasked with helping Nike innovate in a constantly changing sneaker industry. The studio is responsible for turning Nike’s sneaker reservation app, SNKRS, from a shopping experience into a paragon of everything that is the sneaker culture.
March 26, 2018
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Snowpulse Highmark incorporates cutting edge technology into their snowmobile-specific avalanche airbags -- serving for added margins of avalanche safety. The new 3.0 technology is its latest and greatest to date.
March 24, 2018
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NASA's trademark Aerogel is making waves across the outdoor industry. Companies like Helly Hansen use PrimaLoft Gold Aerogel for its Life Pocket product to help users preserve smartphone battery life in even the most frigid of conditions.
March 18, 2018
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In a progressive effort that's light years ahead of California legislation, renowned Squaw Valley announces it will power its ski resort completely by renewable energy by December 2018 -- in addition to other sustainable energy initiatives.
March 12, 2018
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More than just a simple smartphone application, Climb-On Maps goes the extra mile by giving users incredibly detailed information on climbing routes and how to reach them. Its founders told us why they hiked thousands of miles to make the app a reality.
March 10, 2018
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There's more to a proper pair of sports eyewear than simply protecting against the sun. Ron Muehlboeck, global brand director for adidas Sport eyewear, gave us an inside look at how the brand pushes innovation and offers more than just dark lenses.
March 1, 2018
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Though there exists a problem with diversity as it relates to the outdoors -- referred to as the adventure gap -- many have turned to the social media platform Instagram to raise awareness and make the outdoors more inclusive.
February 19, 2018
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The internet has enabled people to make money off of reselling sneakers. We spoke with notable sneaker enthusiasts and business owners within the industry to find out how much good and bad the internet has brought to sneaker culture.
February 9, 2018
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LifeStraw's dedication to providing safe drinking water to people all over the world took another step forward at Outdoor Retailer as the brand unveiled its new lead filtration system, incorporated into its LifeStraw Play and LifeStraw Go products.
January 31, 2018
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With the simple press of a button, Spy's new Ace EC goggles transition between sunny, mixed, and flat weather conditions, giving riders complete control over their visibility.
January 31, 2018
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Capita's innovative sidewall technology, which will feature in the company's Spring Break series, uses a unique 3D printing technique to achieve a single sidewall which doesn't compromise the board's durability.
January 31, 2018
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From boots to backpack, we put together a potent assortment of lightweight gear for a modern trekking adventure in Nepal’s Himalaya mountains.
January 20, 2018
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In episodes one and two of Outside TV's "A Life in Proximity," Shane Dorian and Albee Layer travel the rugged Scottish countryside in search of gnarly waves and discover 'Blood Eagle' -- the wave of a lifetime.
January 4, 2018
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For over 15 years, Reebok collaborated with major hip-hop artists like Jay-Z and Pharell. We caught up with the head of Reebok Classics, Todd Krinsky, and rapper Cam'ron to talk about how hip-hop helped the brand stay relevant.
January 2, 2018
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At its new Portland, Oregon headquarters, Under Armour and its group of athletes and Olympians unveiled the new Hovr running shoe, a line of footwear it hopes can serve as the company's flagship defining product.
December 2, 2017
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Filmed in its entirety during the 2016-17 ski season, "This is Home" follows the Faction Collective to the mountains they consider home. Director Etienne Mérel and skier Johnny Collinson chatted with us about the filming process.
November 24, 2017
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Going ice climbing? Will Gadd's new ice climbing application, "Ice and Mixed," includes GPS overlays, topos, route descriptions, and photos to help users find climbs, assess avalanche hazards, and enhance the climbing experience.
November 23, 2017
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Everysight's Raptor, a new pair of augmented reality goggles that play music, show turn-by-turn directions, and capture crisp high-definition video clips, are a cyclist's dream come true.
October 25, 2017
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The Enigma from Enlightened Equipment is the ideal minimalist quilt when weight and simplicity are critical. It's designed to decrease weight and space in your pack to a minimum, simplifying your sleep system and keeping you warm.
October 22, 2017
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Ahead of the Red Bull Heavy Water stand-up paddleboard event, surfer Kai Lenny talked about why it's the "gnarliest" race in the world, how he prepares for it, and why giving back to the environment is a responsibility he takes seriously.
October 15, 2017
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Imagine backcountry ski huts with wireless charging, hiking boots with sensors, and refrigerated Tupperware -- Ossia's Cota wireless technology could change the way we operate outdoors.
September 25, 2017
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Once a professional climber, Tim Kemple decided to change gears and start photographing extreme sports. We sat down with him to learn why he made the switch and how he managed to finish a shoot in Iceland despite a broken ankle.
September 17, 2017
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Yeti's Innovation Center is a top secret lab in Austin, Texas built to speed up the design process for new products by allowing engineers to test concepts and create prototypes in a more efficient manner.
September 4, 2017
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Love climbing, but hate hauling around your heavy guidebook? Now there's Sloper, an interface for your smart phone that functions as a digital guidebook. Spend more time climbing with your route topos just a finger swipe away.
September 3, 2017
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Keen's unusual Uneek shoe garnered a loyal following in Japan and to celebrate its success there, the footwear company brought its Uneekbot to Tokyo to put it through its paces and build custom footwear for customers.
August 21, 2017
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