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WORLD’S FIRST ENGINEERING NEWS FOR YOUNG BADASS ENGINEERS

AUGUST 2016 ISSUE NO. 006

RIO

OLYMPICS:

THE ENGINEERING BEHIND THE LARGEST SPORTING EVENT

More stories about the Rio Olympics inside

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Note

As soon as the doors closed and the tv stations left London after all the winners of the London Olympics were announced last 2012, people started looking forward to what exciting things Rio Olympics will bring us this 2016. With only a few days left, we can see from major international and local news how athletes from all over the world are preparing for another big event - a once-in-a-lifetime chance to bring glory to one’s country.

One exciting thing about the Rio Olympics is the integration of sports engineering to all the games and developments in the event itself. From making it possible to develop an area that would unite people from all over the world together in one place to training athletes with latest technology, it’s an exciting time for everyone - the athletes, the trainers, the audience, the organizers and the engineers.

So sit back, grab your favorite drink and enjoy reading this month’s issue filled with action and life-changing advices. We’ve collected the best sports and office stories for the month of August just for you. Lastly,

While our focus in this month’s issue is the engineering behind the Rio Olympics, we have also compiled the best feature stories that will help all the young engineers out there in their careers. Being engineers ourselves, we know what it feels like to struggle inside the office. These feature stories will guide you on your way to the top of the corporate and field world.

stories that can affect the entire sports world. From the constant evolution of different gadgets and equipment that can help transform someone into the perfect athlete, we want to find out which product of engineering and technology can help master one’s field in sports.

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CONTENTS

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  • 06 DUBAI SOON TO HAVE ANOTHER LANDMARK STADIUM

  • 09 WORLD’S FASTEST GOLF HOLE RECORDED

  • 10 HOW WILL THE WORLD’S FIRST EVER CYBORG OLYMPICS LOOK LIKE?

  • 14 THROUGH A PREY’S POINT OF VIEW IN FALCONRY

COVER STORY

  • 18 RIO OLYMPICS: THE ENGINEERING BEHIND THE LARGEST SPORTING EVENT

  • 23 A TECH AND SOCIAL MEDIA PREVIEW OF THE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS

  • 24 THE HOME OF THE RIO OLYMPIC GAMES 2016: THE MARACAÑA STADIUM

  • 26 GETTY IMAGES’ 1.5 MILLION PHOTOS GAMEPLAN FOR THE 2016 RIO OLYMPICS

  • 28 GADGETS YOU SHOULD BRING TO THE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS

  • 39 NIKE'S BEST SHOES EVER!

  • 47 MERCEDES-BENZ UNVEILS HIGH TECH, SPORTS CAR- INSPIRED GOLF CART

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  • 48 NBA GETS NEW LED SHOT CLOCK

  • 62 ARE YOU TESLA THE ENGINEER OR EDISON THE BUSINESSMAN?

  • 64 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FAIL A CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SUBJECT

  • 66 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: SCIENCE FICTION OR REALITY?

  • 68 TOP 5 HARDEST SUBJECTS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

  • 70 AN ENGINEER, A LAWYER AND A BANKER WALK INTO A BAR

  • 72 HORRIBLE ENGINEERING BOSSES

  • 77 THE ENGINEER WHO SAYS "I DON'T KNOW" HAS BETTER DECISION MAKING SKILLS

  • 82 THE HABITS OF HAPPY SUCCESSFUL ENGINEERS

  • 84 BEFORE QUITTING THAT ENGINEERING JOB, DO THIS

  • 86 THINGS ENGINEERS MUST DO DURING THE WEEKEND

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<a href=CHALLENGE YOUR RUNNING TIME WITH THIS RACEABLE TECH ROBOT “Everyone runs faster when there’s something to beat. But how do you beat a record when you can’t see it?” These words create just the right amount of intrigue at the start of Puma’s new technology ad. If you run track alone, you might have problems in accurately checking your time to see how well you’ve improved. Well, that’s now a worry of the past with this new creation by Puma. The Puma Beatbot is any runner’s most welcome companion. It’s a line-tracing robot that you can place beside you on the field to “run” along with you. The operations are simple: set the distance of your run and the time you want to achieve then start the bot from your phone. It works by following the line on the track with its 9 infrared sensors and it counts wheel revolutions to gauge the speed and distance. Challenge your time, your rival’s time, or even Usain Bolt’s time. This robot not only races you, it helps you train for speed. Photo by: Dmarge WHY IS MICHAEL JORDAN CRYING? Michael Jordan has always been and always be a sports icon. But aside from being regarded as one of the best basketball players in the history, Jordan has made its way into being an internet meme--a teary- faced emotional guy. In the world of sports, losing teams and defeated players are seen in the internet world as people with Jordan's meme. It could even be in losing mascots, losing fans, or even losing coaches. But where and how did this meme start? Back in 2009 when Jordan was about to be placed on Basketball's Hall Of Fame, he first delivered a heart-felt speech that is overwhelmed with emotions. Then internet happened. So after some years, a photo of Jordan's crying face was transformed into what is now a sad sports meme. Photo by: opencourtbasketball Photo by: oreganlive AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features 17 " id="pdf-obj-16-19" src="pdf-obj-16-19.jpg">
<a href=CHALLENGE YOUR RUNNING TIME WITH THIS RACEABLE TECH ROBOT “Everyone runs faster when there’s something to beat. But how do you beat a record when you can’t see it?” These words create just the right amount of intrigue at the start of Puma’s new technology ad. If you run track alone, you might have problems in accurately checking your time to see how well you’ve improved. Well, that’s now a worry of the past with this new creation by Puma. The Puma Beatbot is any runner’s most welcome companion. It’s a line-tracing robot that you can place beside you on the field to “run” along with you. The operations are simple: set the distance of your run and the time you want to achieve then start the bot from your phone. It works by following the line on the track with its 9 infrared sensors and it counts wheel revolutions to gauge the speed and distance. Challenge your time, your rival’s time, or even Usain Bolt’s time. This robot not only races you, it helps you train for speed. Photo by: Dmarge WHY IS MICHAEL JORDAN CRYING? Michael Jordan has always been and always be a sports icon. But aside from being regarded as one of the best basketball players in the history, Jordan has made its way into being an internet meme--a teary- faced emotional guy. In the world of sports, losing teams and defeated players are seen in the internet world as people with Jordan's meme. It could even be in losing mascots, losing fans, or even losing coaches. But where and how did this meme start? Back in 2009 when Jordan was about to be placed on Basketball's Hall Of Fame, he first delivered a heart-felt speech that is overwhelmed with emotions. Then internet happened. So after some years, a photo of Jordan's crying face was transformed into what is now a sad sports meme. Photo by: opencourtbasketball Photo by: oreganlive AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features 17 " id="pdf-obj-16-29" src="pdf-obj-16-29.jpg">

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Growing up, we’ve all watched the Olympics as different athletes compete in different games to bring honor and fame to their countries. We’ve been exposed to different heartfelt stories about how these athletes started from the bottom and now, they’re going to be representing their coun-tries. But have you ever thought about the engineering behind the Olympics? How did the engi-neers made all of this happen? What are the technologies behind this global competition and how are these changing our lives?

around 280 partici-pants from thirteen nations were present. It came a long way since then. With the most advanced technology held inside hi-tech establishments, more than 11,000 athletes represent more than 200 countries in this prestigious sporting event.

As soon as you turn on the TV or check your social media accounts, you find yourself filled with the latest news on the Rio Olympics. It’s about to start and everyone’s just dying to find out which teams would bring home gold medals to their countries.

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the first time. People would start comparing the Olympic events throughout the years and how it has changed.

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What was once a simple sporting event for a few people to look forward to has now become a global event everybody is obsessed with. As for the others who just want to join the bandwagon, they find it easy to love since the Olympics has the capability

to change the way we see the world. However, let’s not forget what makes the Olympics a global phenomenon is the technology behind the sports and people involved.

Using today’s technology, everyone is able to connect

Photo by: Rio 2016 Growing up, we’ve all watched the Olympics as different athletes compete in

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with each other. Athletes can share their journey to the Rio Olympics through social media easier. With just one snap, they can tweet it to the rest of the world and gain the fame and support they need. Coaches can inform sponsors about what exactly makes their teams worth the millions of dollars spent for their journey. Multi-billion companies easily use the internet (specifically social media) to search for the next big thing in sports. They hire the best researchers and engineers to come up with a better technology to help athletes perform better or break world records. Start- up tech companies are even offering their groundbreaking wearable technologies for athletes to try and use in their training.

As for the fans and the rest of the world, technology can help

us connect with everyone else. We can cheer or fight other fans with just a simple post on Twitter. We can update our friends with just a simple “share” on Facebook. We can keep up with our favorite athletes’ stories with every post on Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook. As soon as the game’s over, we can get the re-sults from different media companies.

Let’s not forget to mention all the gadgets available in the market right now. Whatever we’re inter-ested in, they have the latest devices that allow us to experience what it feels like to be a world- class athlete. Engineering has found a way to make normal people train the way these profession-al athletes do. That’s how amazing today’s engineers are - they’ve accomplished ways to make us feel like we’re part of the

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Rio Olympics. They’ve even found a way for us to be just like the mem-bers of different Olympic teams.

Now let’s talk about the innovative developments made since the London Olympics. It’s been four years and everybody is excited to see what’s new this coming Rio Olympics. For different games, the organizers and engineers working behind the Rio Olympics have something new to offer.

According the the official Olympic organizers, it’ll be a brand new experience for both the athlete and spectator as it will feature “state-of-the-art technologies”. For volleyball and beach volleyball, we’ll be seeing athletes use video reviews to call out a referee for giving a bad call. Replays can be shown on huge screens where another referee can decide on the fate of the game. Now that may lead to a lot of drama for the fans. While swimmers can now use digital lap counters that automati-cally update the lap count of every swimmer.

For the canoe sprint and rowing, fans will surely love the new GPS technology which allows them to easily follow the athletes as they row their way to that gold medal. According to Sebastian Cuat- trin, the rowing manager of Rio 2016, “It totally changes the experience for the audience. The big screen will make it possible to see the different tactics used by different teams, in particular when there is a change of speed."

Let’s head to the Shooting event. While electronic targets are no longer new since it’s been used since the Beijing Olympics (2008), organizers are introducing an upgraded scoring system that re-places the acoustic system with laser technology. Radio-frequency identification tags will also be used to inform organizers where every weapon can be found any time of the day. As for weightlift-ing, audiences can easily watch the weightlifter’s every moment using a camera dolly. According to Eduardo Villanova, technological operations manager for

weightlifting of Rio 2016, "We will be able to capture full movements. Normally you need to take it from the side or from the front. We've got all angles covered.”

Another sport with an interesting feature is archery. Rio 2016 will allow athletes and spectators to know the accurate details of where the arrows hit - with an accuracy of 0.2 mm. Another cool fea- ture they’re adding? We get to check the athlete’s heart rates in real time.

With all of these new features waiting to make Rio 2016 the best Olympic event yet, companies are ready to capture every important angle at different times. Getty Images, the official photo agency of Rio 2016, is planning to use a brand new technology involving robots to never miss the most important shots of the game. Expect a lot of cool photos and full 360 degree views - videos and pictures - that will become “trending” in social media.

Lastly, given today’s need

to merge technology that’s not only good in the advancement of hu-manity but also one that’s good for the environment. Rio 2016 is working with Atos, its official IT partner, that aims to minimize the carbon footprint of the event itself. The technology provided passed when it was tested for natural disasters and cyber security attacks. As Michele Hyron, the company’s chief integrator for Rio 2016, confidently said in an interview, “Our team is very well prepared.”

With thousands of people flooding the games everyday and millions of fans waiting for updates all over the globe, there’s a lot of pressure for the people behind the games. Athletes are training harder for the last few days before the games officially starts and everybody else is waiting for the fun to start. Bets are already made and the most advanced technology were already set-up just to make this event the best one yet. Through engineering, the Olympics has made it possible for people all over the globe to connect easily.

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A TECH AND SOCIAL MEDIA PREVIEW OF THE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS

By Cielo Panda

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are just around the corner, and for us sports-loving, data gathering techies, it’s time to get our geek on. Here is a tech and social media preview of we can expect in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Social Media In the technological world we live in today, almost everything is connected to the internet and for us millennials— everyone is connected to social media. How many emails and

notifications do you receive on a daily basis? How many do you think a gigantic event like the Olympics would send and receive? Here’s an estimate, they have over 15,000 email accounts being created, 16,000 mobiles being provided, 15,000 landlines being used and over 16,000 walkie-talkies are on hand. The Olympic Games will certainly have intense communications. Aside from these, here’s

some social media trivia. Ever

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to see information about anyone participating in the

Olympics? The Top 10 most tweeted about individuals last Olympics are: Usain Bolt,

event. They can also see previous record holders, and collect data.

Michael Phelps, Tom Daley,

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receiving over 74,000 tweets per minute for both his 100m

fatigue; and various high tech customer consumables.

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<a href=The Maracaña Stadium Constructed in August 1948 primarily for the 1950 World Cup, the Maracaña stadium is home of many of the greatest soccer achievements. According to its website, the stadium has hosted the largest audience in the history of soccer (Brazil - Paraguay, 1969, about 200 thousand people), the thousandth goal by Pelé (1969), the 1950 World Cup and the Pan American Games in 2007, in addition to unforgettable shows by names like Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones. Although opened in 1950, it wasn’t until 1965 that the full construction of the original project ended. Ever Photo by grohe since, the stadium was renovated a few more times to cater to the growing demand of soccer spectators and sports events. No wonder that this is the chosen location for the 2016 Olympics, as it has been revamped at its best form after being chosen to host the 2014 World Cup. As a result, the stadium’s bottom tier was rebuilt, the stadium had a new roof, and the capacity got to 79,000 seats. It’s accessible to the capital city of Brazil. It lies towards the east of Rio, about 5 kilometers from downtown Rio. The stadium is also not so far from the beach areas, and only 12 kilometers north from Copacabana and Ipanema – a perfect setup if Olympics 2016 spectators want to take a dip. Photo by trekity Will you be joining the Rio 2016 event? Check out a preview of what you will be seeing inside the Maracaña Stadium. AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features 25 " id="pdf-obj-24-2" src="pdf-obj-24-2.jpg">
<a href=The Maracaña Stadium Constructed in August 1948 primarily for the 1950 World Cup, the Maracaña stadium is home of many of the greatest soccer achievements. According to its website, the stadium has hosted the largest audience in the history of soccer (Brazil - Paraguay, 1969, about 200 thousand people), the thousandth goal by Pelé (1969), the 1950 World Cup and the Pan American Games in 2007, in addition to unforgettable shows by names like Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones. Although opened in 1950, it wasn’t until 1965 that the full construction of the original project ended. Ever Photo by grohe since, the stadium was renovated a few more times to cater to the growing demand of soccer spectators and sports events. No wonder that this is the chosen location for the 2016 Olympics, as it has been revamped at its best form after being chosen to host the 2014 World Cup. As a result, the stadium’s bottom tier was rebuilt, the stadium had a new roof, and the capacity got to 79,000 seats. It’s accessible to the capital city of Brazil. It lies towards the east of Rio, about 5 kilometers from downtown Rio. The stadium is also not so far from the beach areas, and only 12 kilometers north from Copacabana and Ipanema – a perfect setup if Olympics 2016 spectators want to take a dip. Photo by trekity Will you be joining the Rio 2016 event? Check out a preview of what you will be seeing inside the Maracaña Stadium. AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features 25 " id="pdf-obj-24-42" src="pdf-obj-24-42.jpg">

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GADGETS YOU SHOULD BRING TO THE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS

By Cielo Panda

By now, there will be many who will be travelling to South America

for the Rio 2016 Olympics which will begin in August 5, and will end on August 21, 2016. As a traveller who wants to witness this awesome worldwide event, one should always be prepared. Aside from clothes and

necessities, what gadgets should one

bring to this event?

GADGETS YOU SHOULD BRING TO THE RIO 2016 By Cielo Panda By now, there will be

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Smartphone

Basics first! It’s very important to

have this on the top of your gadget

list to bring along. It is an essential

and important planning tool. The smartphone will be your major

communication device, and it will also

connect you to your favorite Social

media apps like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. After all, these social

media apps are where most big news can be found nowadays—and the

Olympics 2016 is definitely BIG news.

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Camera Brazil is known for its colorful

sceneries, eye-catching outfits and

cheerful people. You’ll surely want to capture all of these aside from the Olympic events. Make sure to bring

extra batteries and other accessories.

Also, don’t forget to get a good

camera case that’s easy to carry around while you’re sightseeing.

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Binoculars The Olympics is sure to be packed

with action, and we’ll all want a closer glimpse. Getting tickets for the front row is difficult and really pricey,

and some events happen in a large stadium wherein you can’t really see

much up close no matter where you

sit, so the best way to get a close sight of the event is by using a pair of binoculars.

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Electrical Adapter The official standard socket in Brazil is the type N socket and plug. In

Electrical Adapter

The official standard socket in Brazil

is the type N socket and plug. In some parts of Brazil, an electrical outlet lets you use plugs with two round pins and also American-style plugs. Unfortunately, this isn’t common. So it’s important to get an adapter that will match the standard in Brazil.

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VPN Connection

In the United States, the only way to watch the Olympics is to see it on

television and only customers with a

cable subscription can use this service. To be able to bypass this restriction

you can use a VPN service, like the Private Internet Access to create a proxy that will allow you to stream the games.

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<a href=THE ENGINEERING BEHIND 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS’ BIRD’S NEST Photo by: CBSNewYork The Beijing National Stadium is more than meets the eye. There is an interesting engineering story behind this and Research Group, took quite a while before realizing the perfect design to put Beijing’s holding of the 2008 Olympics on the map. iconic landmark other than holding the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics Games, which went on from 8 August to 24 August. Called Bird’s Nest because of its architectural design of twisting steel webs as its roof, the stadium has become a landmark building with its superb qualities. It has a gross volume of 3 million cubic meters, which is now considered as the world’s largest enclosed space. The Beijing National Stadium is also dubbed as the world’s largest steel structure having 26 kilometers of unwrapped steel used in construction. But before the stadium got to its feats, the overall design As seen now, the 91,000-seat stadium boasts of the Chinese art and culture. It can be seen through its enormous saddle- shaped elliptic steel main structure, weighing 42,000 tons. The circular shape of the stadium is said to represent heaven but changed to a bird’s nest instead with an inspiration from Chinese-style crazed pottery. Other than the stadium’s aesthetic, the designers focused on optimum Olympic viewing experience by laying out comfortable seats and strategized placement for the spectators. The audience are properly shaded too with the series of cantilevered trusses that also support the roof. was a struggle. Its designers, Herzog & De Meuron Seismic provisions, which is Architekten, Arup Sport and a design able to withstand the China Architecture Design earthquakes, are also noted 30 AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features " id="pdf-obj-29-2" src="pdf-obj-29-2.jpg">

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<a href=Engineered Textile Made for Rowers in 2016 Rio Olympics Might be Life-Savers By Dion Gteg Reyes With researchers finding drug- resistant bacteria in the host city of the 2016 Olympics, some of the world’s best athletes convening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are exposed to a level of risk. To answer this, a textile engineer from Philadelphia University developed anti-microbial suits as an extra measure of safety. Mark Sunderland will perhaps save a few athletes with his ingenious design. He created a unisuit for rowers that will not hamper the athlete’s performance being lightweight and seamless. The suit has an anti-microbial finish, knitted into the suits. Producing such textile doesn’t produce more than one gram of waste, making this an eco-friendly garment. The provider of these special unisuits is Philadelphia-based Boathouse Sports, whose founder is former Olympic rower John Strotbeck III. Among the first to try and fit this suit is Chierika Ukogo, who was born in the said state and will compete as Nigeria’s first ever Olympic rower. She describes the suits to be perfectly fit that she ‘can’t even feel it.’ She will wear the green suit. The blue and white unisuits will be worn by athletes coming from the United States. Its maker warned though that this shouldn’t be treated as a medical device, and just an added layer of protection to the rowers. Photos by Unitsuit3 AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features 33 " id="pdf-obj-32-2" src="pdf-obj-32-2.jpg">
<a href=Engineered Textile Made for Rowers in 2016 Rio Olympics Might be Life-Savers By Dion Gteg Reyes With researchers finding drug- resistant bacteria in the host city of the 2016 Olympics, some of the world’s best athletes convening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are exposed to a level of risk. To answer this, a textile engineer from Philadelphia University developed anti-microbial suits as an extra measure of safety. Mark Sunderland will perhaps save a few athletes with his ingenious design. He created a unisuit for rowers that will not hamper the athlete’s performance being lightweight and seamless. The suit has an anti-microbial finish, knitted into the suits. Producing such textile doesn’t produce more than one gram of waste, making this an eco-friendly garment. The provider of these special unisuits is Philadelphia-based Boathouse Sports, whose founder is former Olympic rower John Strotbeck III. Among the first to try and fit this suit is Chierika Ukogo, who was born in the said state and will compete as Nigeria’s first ever Olympic rower. She describes the suits to be perfectly fit that she ‘can’t even feel it.’ She will wear the green suit. The blue and white unisuits will be worn by athletes coming from the United States. Its maker warned though that this shouldn’t be treated as a medical device, and just an added layer of protection to the rowers. Photos by Unitsuit3 AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features 33 " id="pdf-obj-32-8" src="pdf-obj-32-8.jpg">

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<a href=THIS LED EMBEDDED JUMP ROPE ENHANCES YOUR WORKOUT Add some tech into your cardio workout with this awesome new gadget—the Tangram Smart Rope. This rope uses magnetic sensors which are attached to ball bearings in the handle to count each of your jumps. In turn, it sends this information to its pair Smart Gym Pro app on your iPhone or Apple Watch. the users. In the United States, this jump rope costs $89.99. If you wish to have other colors: Gold, Black, and Chrome, you can purchase them directly from the Tangram website and Best Buy. This jump rope also has 23 embedded LEDS on the rope itself which flashes a thousand times per minute to create an animated effect in mid-air while working out. The Smart Rope can be bought at Apple retail and online stores, and will be available in white color. It has four sizes: S, M, L, XL, so it will meet varying heights of Photos by youtube Photos by Nordicsemi Photos by TheGrommet THIS POOL GIVES SURFERS THE PERFECT WAVES If you’re a surfer, you’d always want to search for the beaches with the perfect waves. Finding one is a surfer’s dream come true but one doesn’t always get it. Even if they expect to get one in a specific season and sometimes they end up feeling disappointed when it doesn’t happen. So world surfing champion, Kelly Slater, decided to take matters into his own hands. For ten years, he and his team has developed a man-made wave pool to give him the perfect wave he needs to show off his awesome surfing skills. According to Slater, this wave pool wouldn’t be possible to create if they attempted to a few years ago. However, no one really knows where his company, Kelly Slater Wave Company, built this wave pool. The only idea people have is that it’s 100 miles from the coast in an undisclosed location. No need to search for the perfect waves or check the weather reports with this one. With the perfect weather and wind direction, Slater and his team can surf anytime they want. But that’s the thing: only he and a chosen few know where it is. Photo by: SurfReport Photo by: Surfermag 34 AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features " id="pdf-obj-33-16" src="pdf-obj-33-16.jpg">
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<a href=THIS LED EMBEDDED JUMP ROPE ENHANCES YOUR WORKOUT Add some tech into your cardio workout with this awesome new gadget—the Tangram Smart Rope. This rope uses magnetic sensors which are attached to ball bearings in the handle to count each of your jumps. In turn, it sends this information to its pair Smart Gym Pro app on your iPhone or Apple Watch. the users. In the United States, this jump rope costs $89.99. If you wish to have other colors: Gold, Black, and Chrome, you can purchase them directly from the Tangram website and Best Buy. This jump rope also has 23 embedded LEDS on the rope itself which flashes a thousand times per minute to create an animated effect in mid-air while working out. The Smart Rope can be bought at Apple retail and online stores, and will be available in white color. It has four sizes: S, M, L, XL, so it will meet varying heights of Photos by youtube Photos by Nordicsemi Photos by TheGrommet THIS POOL GIVES SURFERS THE PERFECT WAVES If you’re a surfer, you’d always want to search for the beaches with the perfect waves. Finding one is a surfer’s dream come true but one doesn’t always get it. Even if they expect to get one in a specific season and sometimes they end up feeling disappointed when it doesn’t happen. So world surfing champion, Kelly Slater, decided to take matters into his own hands. For ten years, he and his team has developed a man-made wave pool to give him the perfect wave he needs to show off his awesome surfing skills. According to Slater, this wave pool wouldn’t be possible to create if they attempted to a few years ago. However, no one really knows where his company, Kelly Slater Wave Company, built this wave pool. The only idea people have is that it’s 100 miles from the coast in an undisclosed location. No need to search for the perfect waves or check the weather reports with this one. With the perfect weather and wind direction, Slater and his team can surf anytime they want. But that’s the thing: only he and a chosen few know where it is. Photo by: SurfReport Photo by: Surfermag 34 AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features " id="pdf-obj-33-22" src="pdf-obj-33-22.jpg">
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<a href=ENGINEERED: THE TOP 9 BALLS IN SPORTS By Dion Gteg Reyes People love to play a lot with balls. That’s an unintended pun, but that statement is true being a huge majority of the sports involve balls. There’s not a day in sports channels that the word ball is not mentioned because sports and games involving such are that prevalent. Although popularity of such ball sports varies from country to country, here are 9, in an arguable order, of the most widely used balls in the world of sports: Volleyball It is that sport that is one of the most anticipated especially in the Olympics. Famous brands for volleyballs are Tachikara, Molten and Mikasa, which are made of rubber bladder, cloth layer, and leather panels in its inner, second, and outer layers respectively. It approximately weighs 10 oz. with a 25.6 to 26.4 diameter. The Cricket Ball Made from a core of cork, with a layer of tightly wound string and a cover of leather, the cricket ball is a more solid version of the baseball. The most popular cricket ball is that of Kookaburra, which produces different sizes of cricket balls according to age and gender. Ping Pong Ball Ping pong balls or table tennis balls are filled with air that smells Basketball Usually Molten, Spalding, Wilson or Baden, basketballs are made of synthetic rubber, real rubber or leather. Its inside has a bladder, which is a balloon-like structure that holds air, and the carcass. The former is made of butyl rubber while the latter consists of treads of nylon and polyester. Its circumference varies from 72-74 cm for women and 75-76 for men. Tennis Ball This ball is covered with felt made from nylon and wool with pressurized gas on the inside. It is a hollow, two- piece rubber shell, usually 2.5 inches in diameter and fluorescent yellow. The first tennis balls were composed of leather and cloth filled with rags or horsehair. The Baseball Used for the sport baseball, like the material celluloid, which obviously, the baseball features a is a colorless flammable material rubber of cork center, with a yarn composed of nitrocellulose and wrap. According to the official camphor. This explains why this ball, baseball rules, it should have the among the smallest in sports, can two strips of white horsehide or easily be burned. cowhide, tightly stitched together. It Golf Ball This ball is one of the few balls that has evolved over the years. Originally, it is composed of wood, which was in the 17th century. It is now made of titanium compounds and hybrid materials, with a mass no more than 1.62 oz. Football Often attributed as American football, this sport has a non- spherical ball made of leather. It is actually a prolate spheroid. Such is used with the related sports Rugby and Australian football. is approximately 9 to 9.25 inches. The Soccer Ball Perhaps the most famous among these balls, the soccer ball is composed of multiple layers of lining of polyester or cotton blend. This gives the ball its strength, structure and bounce. There is also a bladder inside the ball holding the air, made of latex rubber or butyl. Soccer balls are among those that have most evolved. Photos by askaboutsports AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features 35 " id="pdf-obj-34-2" src="pdf-obj-34-2.jpg">
<a href=ENGINEERED: THE TOP 9 BALLS IN SPORTS By Dion Gteg Reyes People love to play a lot with balls. That’s an unintended pun, but that statement is true being a huge majority of the sports involve balls. There’s not a day in sports channels that the word ball is not mentioned because sports and games involving such are that prevalent. Although popularity of such ball sports varies from country to country, here are 9, in an arguable order, of the most widely used balls in the world of sports: Volleyball It is that sport that is one of the most anticipated especially in the Olympics. Famous brands for volleyballs are Tachikara, Molten and Mikasa, which are made of rubber bladder, cloth layer, and leather panels in its inner, second, and outer layers respectively. It approximately weighs 10 oz. with a 25.6 to 26.4 diameter. The Cricket Ball Made from a core of cork, with a layer of tightly wound string and a cover of leather, the cricket ball is a more solid version of the baseball. The most popular cricket ball is that of Kookaburra, which produces different sizes of cricket balls according to age and gender. Ping Pong Ball Ping pong balls or table tennis balls are filled with air that smells Basketball Usually Molten, Spalding, Wilson or Baden, basketballs are made of synthetic rubber, real rubber or leather. Its inside has a bladder, which is a balloon-like structure that holds air, and the carcass. The former is made of butyl rubber while the latter consists of treads of nylon and polyester. Its circumference varies from 72-74 cm for women and 75-76 for men. Tennis Ball This ball is covered with felt made from nylon and wool with pressurized gas on the inside. It is a hollow, two- piece rubber shell, usually 2.5 inches in diameter and fluorescent yellow. The first tennis balls were composed of leather and cloth filled with rags or horsehair. The Baseball Used for the sport baseball, like the material celluloid, which obviously, the baseball features a is a colorless flammable material rubber of cork center, with a yarn composed of nitrocellulose and wrap. According to the official camphor. This explains why this ball, baseball rules, it should have the among the smallest in sports, can two strips of white horsehide or easily be burned. cowhide, tightly stitched together. It Golf Ball This ball is one of the few balls that has evolved over the years. Originally, it is composed of wood, which was in the 17th century. It is now made of titanium compounds and hybrid materials, with a mass no more than 1.62 oz. Football Often attributed as American football, this sport has a non- spherical ball made of leather. It is actually a prolate spheroid. Such is used with the related sports Rugby and Australian football. is approximately 9 to 9.25 inches. The Soccer Ball Perhaps the most famous among these balls, the soccer ball is composed of multiple layers of lining of polyester or cotton blend. This gives the ball its strength, structure and bounce. There is also a bladder inside the ball holding the air, made of latex rubber or butyl. Soccer balls are among those that have most evolved. Photos by askaboutsports AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features 35 " id="pdf-obj-34-192" src="pdf-obj-34-192.jpg">

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<a href=ENGINEERING STUDENTS INVENT AUTOMOBILE FOR COMPETITION Engineering students from universities all over the world will gather at Rochester, New York to show their design and engineering skills in the 40th Annual Mini Baja Competition. For the first time, 25 student from the School of Engineering will be representing Fairfield at the event. hill climbs, finish four hour endurance tests and other strenuous events. The SAE is a globally active professional association and standards organization for engineering professionals in different industries ranging from aerospace, automotive and also commercial vehicles. This competition is run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). It will test each team’s mini baja, a dune buggy-like vehicle. The bajas will be tested on their capability to get through Building these cars are not only difficult, but are pricey as well. Building a mini baja would cost around $10,000. Luckily for the team members, the University agreed to cover the costs. Photo by LSU Photo by NIUToday 40 AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features Photo by TheNational Photo by UAEInteract GLOBAL HYBRID ELECTRIC CAR CHALLENGE FEATURES STUDENTS' CREATIONS A 300-kilometer race track tested the abilities of student-built electric cars in the Global Hybrid Electric Car Challenge held at Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi. Students who came from UAE, Egypt, Kuwait and Qatar universities joined the competition with hopes of winning and launching their careers as engineers their build as lightweight as possible. While some teams installed generators to supplement the energy used while moving and chose energy efficiency over weight, some teams opted to put them in several pit stops. Last 2015, the first place in the race was awarded to an all-female team from Qatar University. and car enthusiasts. Racers Event director Dr. Fahad were required to design Almaskari believes that in their vehicle by only using doing the race, students US$6,000 and more than the speed, the efficiency of the cars were tested. are receiving support to develop solutions for the next generation of electric cars. He also said that it is UAEU Electrical Engineering an exciting opportunity to student Alaaddin Al Khuzai not only build innovation said in an interview that to get the edge, and to get a l eg-up on the competition, they’ve decided to make capacity across the Middle East but also to invest in a sustainable future for the youth. " id="pdf-obj-39-18" src="pdf-obj-39-18.jpg">
<a href=ENGINEERING STUDENTS INVENT AUTOMOBILE FOR COMPETITION Engineering students from universities all over the world will gather at Rochester, New York to show their design and engineering skills in the 40th Annual Mini Baja Competition. For the first time, 25 student from the School of Engineering will be representing Fairfield at the event. hill climbs, finish four hour endurance tests and other strenuous events. The SAE is a globally active professional association and standards organization for engineering professionals in different industries ranging from aerospace, automotive and also commercial vehicles. This competition is run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). It will test each team’s mini baja, a dune buggy-like vehicle. The bajas will be tested on their capability to get through Building these cars are not only difficult, but are pricey as well. Building a mini baja would cost around $10,000. Luckily for the team members, the University agreed to cover the costs. Photo by LSU Photo by NIUToday 40 AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features Photo by TheNational Photo by UAEInteract GLOBAL HYBRID ELECTRIC CAR CHALLENGE FEATURES STUDENTS' CREATIONS A 300-kilometer race track tested the abilities of student-built electric cars in the Global Hybrid Electric Car Challenge held at Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi. Students who came from UAE, Egypt, Kuwait and Qatar universities joined the competition with hopes of winning and launching their careers as engineers their build as lightweight as possible. While some teams installed generators to supplement the energy used while moving and chose energy efficiency over weight, some teams opted to put them in several pit stops. Last 2015, the first place in the race was awarded to an all-female team from Qatar University. and car enthusiasts. Racers Event director Dr. Fahad were required to design Almaskari believes that in their vehicle by only using doing the race, students US$6,000 and more than the speed, the efficiency of the cars were tested. are receiving support to develop solutions for the next generation of electric cars. He also said that it is UAEU Electrical Engineering an exciting opportunity to student Alaaddin Al Khuzai not only build innovation said in an interview that to get the edge, and to get a l eg-up on the competition, they’ve decided to make capacity across the Middle East but also to invest in a sustainable future for the youth. " id="pdf-obj-39-22" src="pdf-obj-39-22.jpg">
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<a href=ENGINEERING STUDENTS INVENT AUTOMOBILE FOR COMPETITION Engineering students from universities all over the world will gather at Rochester, New York to show their design and engineering skills in the 40th Annual Mini Baja Competition. For the first time, 25 student from the School of Engineering will be representing Fairfield at the event. hill climbs, finish four hour endurance tests and other strenuous events. The SAE is a globally active professional association and standards organization for engineering professionals in different industries ranging from aerospace, automotive and also commercial vehicles. This competition is run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). It will test each team’s mini baja, a dune buggy-like vehicle. The bajas will be tested on their capability to get through Building these cars are not only difficult, but are pricey as well. Building a mini baja would cost around $10,000. Luckily for the team members, the University agreed to cover the costs. Photo by LSU Photo by NIUToday 40 AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features Photo by TheNational Photo by UAEInteract GLOBAL HYBRID ELECTRIC CAR CHALLENGE FEATURES STUDENTS' CREATIONS A 300-kilometer race track tested the abilities of student-built electric cars in the Global Hybrid Electric Car Challenge held at Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi. Students who came from UAE, Egypt, Kuwait and Qatar universities joined the competition with hopes of winning and launching their careers as engineers their build as lightweight as possible. While some teams installed generators to supplement the energy used while moving and chose energy efficiency over weight, some teams opted to put them in several pit stops. Last 2015, the first place in the race was awarded to an all-female team from Qatar University. and car enthusiasts. Racers Event director Dr. Fahad were required to design Almaskari believes that in their vehicle by only using doing the race, students US$6,000 and more than the speed, the efficiency of the cars were tested. are receiving support to develop solutions for the next generation of electric cars. He also said that it is UAEU Electrical Engineering an exciting opportunity to student Alaaddin Al Khuzai not only build innovation said in an interview that to get the edge, and to get a l eg-up on the competition, they’ve decided to make capacity across the Middle East but also to invest in a sustainable future for the youth. " id="pdf-obj-39-32" src="pdf-obj-39-32.jpg">
<a href=ENGINEERING STUDENTS INVENT AUTOMOBILE FOR COMPETITION Engineering students from universities all over the world will gather at Rochester, New York to show their design and engineering skills in the 40th Annual Mini Baja Competition. For the first time, 25 student from the School of Engineering will be representing Fairfield at the event. hill climbs, finish four hour endurance tests and other strenuous events. The SAE is a globally active professional association and standards organization for engineering professionals in different industries ranging from aerospace, automotive and also commercial vehicles. This competition is run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). It will test each team’s mini baja, a dune buggy-like vehicle. The bajas will be tested on their capability to get through Building these cars are not only difficult, but are pricey as well. Building a mini baja would cost around $10,000. Luckily for the team members, the University agreed to cover the costs. Photo by LSU Photo by NIUToday 40 AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features Photo by TheNational Photo by UAEInteract GLOBAL HYBRID ELECTRIC CAR CHALLENGE FEATURES STUDENTS' CREATIONS A 300-kilometer race track tested the abilities of student-built electric cars in the Global Hybrid Electric Car Challenge held at Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi. Students who came from UAE, Egypt, Kuwait and Qatar universities joined the competition with hopes of winning and launching their careers as engineers their build as lightweight as possible. While some teams installed generators to supplement the energy used while moving and chose energy efficiency over weight, some teams opted to put them in several pit stops. Last 2015, the first place in the race was awarded to an all-female team from Qatar University. and car enthusiasts. Racers Event director Dr. Fahad were required to design Almaskari believes that in their vehicle by only using doing the race, students US$6,000 and more than the speed, the efficiency of the cars were tested. are receiving support to develop solutions for the next generation of electric cars. He also said that it is UAEU Electrical Engineering an exciting opportunity to student Alaaddin Al Khuzai not only build innovation said in an interview that to get the edge, and to get a l eg-up on the competition, they’ve decided to make capacity across the Middle East but also to invest in a sustainable future for the youth. " id="pdf-obj-39-36" src="pdf-obj-39-36.jpg">
<a href=THIS ROBOT CAN BEAT YOU AT BADMINTON A group of students the Asia-Pacific Robocon and professors from the 2015, wherein the robots University of Electronic would compete against each Science and Technology of other in doubles matches. China developed a robot that can play the sport According to Huang Xi, a badminton just like any student from the University amateur player. This robot of Electronic Science and uses cameras, motion Technology of China, "We sensors and a special were the only team who navigation system. made this robot fully- automated. We are in the It was named the business of making clever Robomintoner, and was devices. We might as well created for competition. make it fully intelligent," The UESTC team was given a task to create a badminton-playing bot for This robot has become very popular in China. It played ceremonial matches against Dong Jiong, an Olympic medal winning badminton player. Recently, it competed against table tennis champion Wang Liqin. Photo by prog3 NEUROSTIMULATING HEADPHONES IMPROVES ATHLETES’ TRAINING Dan Chao, cofounder current stimulation. It makes and CEO of startup Halo it “slightly easier for the Neuroscience, released neurons to fire,” Chao said. m u l a t i n g Theoretically, this should n e u r o s t i headphones called “Halo cause them to form more Sport”. The arch of these new connections. According headphones contain two to Chao, the company’s electrodes that deliver research data suggests this a very small amount of effect can be used to help electric current to the athletes to get more out of user’s head, aimed at the their training. neurons in the motor cortex, more or less likely to fire, and have produced some promising evidence that this technology could be used to help improve cognition, aid in stroke recovery, and improve motor skills. Photo by technologyReview which the brain region that Research shows that such coordinates movement. mild stimulations can indeed make neurons This mild stimulation is called transcranial direct AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features 41 " id="pdf-obj-40-2" src="pdf-obj-40-2.jpg">
<a href=THIS ROBOT CAN BEAT YOU AT BADMINTON A group of students the Asia-Pacific Robocon and professors from the 2015, wherein the robots University of Electronic would compete against each Science and Technology of other in doubles matches. China developed a robot that can play the sport According to Huang Xi, a badminton just like any student from the University amateur player. This robot of Electronic Science and uses cameras, motion Technology of China, "We sensors and a special were the only team who navigation system. made this robot fully- automated. We are in the It was named the business of making clever Robomintoner, and was devices. We might as well created for competition. make it fully intelligent," The UESTC team was given a task to create a badminton-playing bot for This robot has become very popular in China. It played ceremonial matches against Dong Jiong, an Olympic medal winning badminton player. Recently, it competed against table tennis champion Wang Liqin. Photo by prog3 NEUROSTIMULATING HEADPHONES IMPROVES ATHLETES’ TRAINING Dan Chao, cofounder current stimulation. It makes and CEO of startup Halo it “slightly easier for the Neuroscience, released neurons to fire,” Chao said. m u l a t i n g Theoretically, this should n e u r o s t i headphones called “Halo cause them to form more Sport”. The arch of these new connections. According headphones contain two to Chao, the company’s electrodes that deliver research data suggests this a very small amount of effect can be used to help electric current to the athletes to get more out of user’s head, aimed at the their training. neurons in the motor cortex, more or less likely to fire, and have produced some promising evidence that this technology could be used to help improve cognition, aid in stroke recovery, and improve motor skills. Photo by technologyReview which the brain region that Research shows that such coordinates movement. mild stimulations can indeed make neurons This mild stimulation is called transcranial direct AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features 41 " id="pdf-obj-40-6" src="pdf-obj-40-6.jpg">
<a href=THIS ROBOT CAN BEAT YOU AT BADMINTON A group of students the Asia-Pacific Robocon and professors from the 2015, wherein the robots University of Electronic would compete against each Science and Technology of other in doubles matches. China developed a robot that can play the sport According to Huang Xi, a badminton just like any student from the University amateur player. This robot of Electronic Science and uses cameras, motion Technology of China, "We sensors and a special were the only team who navigation system. made this robot fully- automated. We are in the It was named the business of making clever Robomintoner, and was devices. We might as well created for competition. make it fully intelligent," The UESTC team was given a task to create a badminton-playing bot for This robot has become very popular in China. It played ceremonial matches against Dong Jiong, an Olympic medal winning badminton player. Recently, it competed against table tennis champion Wang Liqin. Photo by prog3 NEUROSTIMULATING HEADPHONES IMPROVES ATHLETES’ TRAINING Dan Chao, cofounder current stimulation. It makes and CEO of startup Halo it “slightly easier for the Neuroscience, released neurons to fire,” Chao said. m u l a t i n g Theoretically, this should n e u r o s t i headphones called “Halo cause them to form more Sport”. The arch of these new connections. According headphones contain two to Chao, the company’s electrodes that deliver research data suggests this a very small amount of effect can be used to help electric current to the athletes to get more out of user’s head, aimed at the their training. neurons in the motor cortex, more or less likely to fire, and have produced some promising evidence that this technology could be used to help improve cognition, aid in stroke recovery, and improve motor skills. Photo by technologyReview which the brain region that Research shows that such coordinates movement. mild stimulations can indeed make neurons This mild stimulation is called transcranial direct AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features 41 " id="pdf-obj-40-258" src="pdf-obj-40-258.jpg">
<a href=THIS ROBOT CAN BEAT YOU AT BADMINTON A group of students the Asia-Pacific Robocon and professors from the 2015, wherein the robots University of Electronic would compete against each Science and Technology of other in doubles matches. China developed a robot that can play the sport According to Huang Xi, a badminton just like any student from the University amateur player. This robot of Electronic Science and uses cameras, motion Technology of China, "We sensors and a special were the only team who navigation system. made this robot fully- automated. We are in the It was named the business of making clever Robomintoner, and was devices. We might as well created for competition. make it fully intelligent," The UESTC team was given a task to create a badminton-playing bot for This robot has become very popular in China. It played ceremonial matches against Dong Jiong, an Olympic medal winning badminton player. Recently, it competed against table tennis champion Wang Liqin. Photo by prog3 NEUROSTIMULATING HEADPHONES IMPROVES ATHLETES’ TRAINING Dan Chao, cofounder current stimulation. It makes and CEO of startup Halo it “slightly easier for the Neuroscience, released neurons to fire,” Chao said. m u l a t i n g Theoretically, this should n e u r o s t i headphones called “Halo cause them to form more Sport”. The arch of these new connections. According headphones contain two to Chao, the company’s electrodes that deliver research data suggests this a very small amount of effect can be used to help electric current to the athletes to get more out of user’s head, aimed at the their training. neurons in the motor cortex, more or less likely to fire, and have produced some promising evidence that this technology could be used to help improve cognition, aid in stroke recovery, and improve motor skills. Photo by technologyReview which the brain region that Research shows that such coordinates movement. mild stimulations can indeed make neurons This mild stimulation is called transcranial direct AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features 41 " id="pdf-obj-40-262" src="pdf-obj-40-262.jpg">

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<a href=THE WORLD'S FIRST 'HUMAN ARTIFICIAL GILLS' , A FAUX? Triton is an 'oxygen respirator that allows its users to breathe underwater for up to 45 minutes at a maximum depth of 15 feet' developed by Korean designer Jeabyun Yeon. With a fully charged battery, it promises a supply of breathable air without the need to resurface from the water. It is suppose to work because of the microporous hollow fiber (MPHF, with thread holes smaller than the molecules of the water) built inside the apparatus. The MPHF, together with a micro compressor allows the oxygen molecules to be extracted and remain inside while the water molecules go out. However skeptics can't help but raise a lot of questions regarding this 'concept gadget'. Let's just say that based on the volume of air displaced between an inhale and exhale action of the lungs, an average human breathes about 500 milliliters of air per breathe- -with 5% of the pure oxygen being absorbed by the body (air is 21% oxygen when inhaled, and 16% when exhaled). That 5% oxygen would be 25 milliliters (which is also 0.0011 mol or 35.52 milligrams by stoichiometry) of oxygen gas. To obtain that, Triton would need to work on a hundred percent efficiency and filter about 6 liters of well-oxygenated surface ocean water per breathe. But how many breathes would a person need to take per dive? If an average swimmer would take 15 breathes per minute, that would leave the Triton with 90 L (almost 24 gallons) of filtered water just to supply the amount of oxygen needed. How can that much water go through and out the gadget by just relying on the swimming and suction? No, definitely a pump way bigger than the Triton would be needed to do that. Yeon's vision is good, but unless a nanopump or nanoopen-circuit Scuba system and closed-circuit nanorebreather is developed and incorporated inside the Triton, it is impossible to generate that much of oxygen, air at a right amount of pressure into its users. Photo by: indiegogo 42 AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features Photo by: Arstechnica " id="pdf-obj-41-2" src="pdf-obj-41-2.jpg">

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<a href=‘BONER KAYAK’ SOUNDS LIKE AN EXCITING RIDE, AND IT ACTUALLY IS It is highly likely that there won’t be ads for the Boner Kayak in the English-speaking world at least for the foreseeable future. Nonetheless, you’ve got to admit that it is a beautiful kayak. The design is sweet enough to appeal to any kayak enthusiast irrespective of the language barrier or the unusual name. The Boner Kayak is the creation of one Hans Boner, a Swiss inventor. the backseat of your car. No more do you have to indulge in a bit of exercise trying to get the damn kayak attached to the roof of the car. Of course, modular kayaks by themselves are nothing out of the ordinary. There are quite a few of them these days. However, what makes the Boner Kayak stand out is that it eschews plastic, the popular construction material for modular There are even foot rests that can be adjusted as per your needs. Pretty nifty, right? You even get locking hatches to store items. The storage in front has a capacity of 55 liters and 75 liters in the one at the back. Quite useful for those tranquil overnight trips. When broken down, you can use the wheel attachment provided to carry it wherever you want, even to the However, once you take a look at kayaks. Instead, it opts for fiberglass very edge of the waters. Moreover, it the kayak, the name will be the and wood. That makes the kayak look can be assembled in just 3 minutes last thing in your mind. It features like a classy work of art when floating without any tools whatsoever. a modular design that allows the across the waters. kayak to be broken down into 3 parts. These pieces can be slotted together When assembled, the kayak will Kayaking is now extra convenient because of this innovation. to make it easier to carry. Broken give you a high seat along with a down, the kayak can be stuffed inside comfortable support for the knees. Photo by: woodz AUGUST 2016 Sports Engineering and Other Special Features 43 " id="pdf-obj-42-5" src="pdf-obj-42-5.jpg">

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