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Meet the man who flies drones into volcanoes

Ace drone pilot and professional photographer Stefan Forster reveals how he creates his stunning videos of natural wonders around the world.
Novak Djokovic 2021 Australian Open: Day 14

Like Braille for your ears, Action Audio wordlessly translates sports into sound

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Turf tech: The surprisingly sophisticated science of the lowest part of the game

The NFL's Daniel Sorensen tries to tackle Darren Waller

How the NFL’s on-player RFID tags are quietly revolutionizing football

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Here comes the Boom: Meet the team that’s bringing back supersonic air travel

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We could slow climate change by dimming the sun. But should we?

The Galactic Centre above the ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla,Chile.

How astronomers scour the sky to spot asteroids headed for Earth

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Supercomputers, simulations, and the new science of extreme weather attribution

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Uncovering nature’s biggest secrets with a $460M, continent-scale observatory

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Gore’s Innovation Center is a powerful ally for Silicon Valley start ups

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Smart city planners are rethinking parking by getting rid of it

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How bike tech lets Red Bull Rampage riders flirt with death, and survive

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Smart grills are dumb. Here’s why you’re better off keeping it simple

Smart grills are dumb. Here’s why you’re better off keeping it simple

Once wooed by the allure of a smart grill, we have come to realize that smart grills aren't that smart an investment after all. At least, not yet. Like many smart devices, the parts that make a grill smart can often be the biggest pain point. Here's why your money is better spent on a quality dumb grill.
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Minimalist footwear maker Vibram jumps feet first into barefoot tech debate 

Minimalist footwear maker Vibram jumps feet first into barefoot tech debate 

Vibram launched FiveFingers toe shoes in 2005 and now, 13 years later, barefoot running is having a second revolution. The idea is that by freeing your toes from traditional shoes — aka “foot coffins”— you let them function more naturally. Here we speak to foot surgeons and experts to take a closer look.
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How VAR and instant replay have transformed the 2018 World Cup (so far)

How VAR and instant replay have transformed the 2018 World Cup (so far)

For years, FIFA attempted to keep replay technology off the soccer field. However, in 2018, the Video Assistant Referee (or VAR) system made its long-awaited debut and has impacted nearly every match at the Russia-hosted World Cup. Here's every notable match where VAR influenced its outcome.
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Just add whitewater: These are the gadgets pro kayakers use to go ‘500 percent’

Just add whitewater: These are the gadgets pro kayakers use to go ‘500 percent’

Technology like video analysis, smart fitness trackers, bluetooth headphones, wifi-equipped autos, and other pieces of the modern have an impact on competitive sports. In this interview with pro kayakers Nick Troutman and Emily Jackson, we discuss the role technology plays in whitewater kayaking.
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Therm-a-Rest wants to save the world, one recycled foam scrap at a time

Therm-a-Rest wants to save the world, one recycled foam scrap at a time

Known for designing and manufacturing some of the best sleeping pads and bags in the outdoor industry, Therm-a-Rest is more than just a gear company. Digital Trends went behind the scenes of the company's Seattle headquarters to learn more about its research, development, and sustainability practices.
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Years of research (and the Australian military) helped MSR build a better tent

Years of research (and the Australian military) helped MSR build a better tent

Mountain Safety Research may have started as a gear company but recently it's focused on changing the world by improving global health and assisting with disaster relief via technologies like its SE200 Community Chlorine Maker.
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Electric mountain bikes are turning purist scoffs into smiles

Electric mountain bikes are turning purist scoffs into smiles

Electric mountain bikes get a bad rap among loyal mountain bikers, but brands like BMC Switzerland can’t afford to look away. While test riding BMC’s new Speedfox amp, we realized there’s much more to electric mountain bikes than what ornery traditionalists let on.
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With PerfectSwell technology, American Wave Machines revolutionized surfing

With PerfectSwell technology, American Wave Machines revolutionized surfing

American Wave Machines is a name synonymous with artificial wave technology and the company's most advanced wave pool creation to date is prepared to take center stage at the upcoming BSR Surf Ranch in Waco, Texas -- one of the largest inland installations in the world.
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Adidas AM4NYC runners are templates for shoe design in the future

Adidas AM4NYC runners are templates for shoe design in the future

Fresh from Adidas' automated Speedfactory comes the AM4NYC. The shoes are design for urban running, using research data and made in Atlanta by robots. Is this the future of custom shoe manufacturing?
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The evolution of sneakers and basketball, told by the NBA legends who lived it

The evolution of sneakers and basketball, told by the NBA legends who lived it

Julius Erving, Ray Allen, and Rasheed Wallace spoke about the sneakers they wore during historic playoff moments, and how the NBA is in the middle of an evolution.
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Toby Miller on being Shaun White’s protege and the future of snowboarding

Toby Miller on being Shaun White’s protege and the future of snowboarding

From a young age, Toby Miller's drawn comparisons to Shaun White for his expertise riding a halfpipe. Today, he considers himself a "best friend" of the iconic snowboarder. Miller chatted with Digital Trends about this friendship, the future of snowboarding, and how tech is changing the sport.
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Why downhill camera operators are winter sport’s true unsung heroes

Why downhill camera operators are winter sport’s true unsung heroes

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.
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Cell phones in Amazon trees alert rangers to illegal logging, record wildlife

Cell phones in Amazon trees alert rangers to illegal logging, record wildlife

By stashing solar-powered cell phones in jungle canopies and leveraging machine learning tech, physicist Topher White leads the fight against illegal logging in the Amazon.
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50 years in, Nike’s new digital studio defends its title as the king of kicks

50 years in, Nike’s new digital studio defends its title as the king of kicks

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Snowpulse Highmark’s avalanche airbags help save lives of snowmobilers

Snowpulse Highmark’s avalanche airbags help save lives of snowmobilers

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.
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PrimaLoft harnesses NASA’s Aerogel insulation to save your cell phone battery

PrimaLoft harnesses NASA’s Aerogel insulation to save your cell phone battery

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.
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Squaw Valley is going completely green with renewable energy

Squaw Valley is going completely green with renewable energy

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.
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Climb-On Maps changes the climbing game by getting you there faster and safer

Climb-On Maps changes the climbing game by getting you there faster and safer

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.
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See better, play better. A simple philosophy belies complex tech in Adidas glasses

See better, play better. A simple philosophy belies complex tech in Adidas glasses

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.
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How Instagram’s being used to make the outdoors more inclusive and diverse

How Instagram’s being used to make the outdoors more inclusive and diverse

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.
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Why the internet dooms the sneaker industry as much as it helps it

Why the internet dooms the sneaker industry as much as it helps it

Digital Trend spoke with notable sneaker enthusiasts and business owners within the industry about how the internet changed sneaker culture, for better and worse.
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First, LifeStraw conquered bacteria and chemicals. Now it’s getting the lead out

First, LifeStraw conquered bacteria and chemicals. Now it’s getting the lead out

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.

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