Finland gets dark during the winter. Very dark. That's why they experience high rates of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Some interesting devices have been created to help; one of which is the Valkee, a portable iPod-like device launched in 2010 that delivers 8-12 minute doses of light directly to the brain via your ear canal.
Perhaps not content to rule the world of ping-pong with its elite human players, researchers in China have created fully functional robot ping-pong players, and they've got game.
The sports world has already taken several bold leaps into its tech future with on-the-field innovations, but a new invention by a clever European tinkerer could elevate the art of sports photography to another level.
The multi-purpose sport court is a tradition that goes back to elementary school P.E., when one of the most crucial lessons for any child to learn was how to differentiate the mauve lines of the badminton court from the puce lines of the volleyball court. That nightmare is now over: LED technology means that lines can now be swapped on the fly.
If you're looking for info on your favorite sports teams, Google is working with ESPN to make that a bit easier for you. Now, relevant sports info will show up right within the search results.
Muscle memory is an important part of being a top athlete, so it only makes sense that an interactive product designer has now invented a wearable training system for baseball pitchers based on another important sensory tool, sound.
For years, DirecTV has had a monopoly on NFL Sunday Ticket, forcing people who want to watch non-local NFL teams to sign up for their service to get all the action. But starting this season, PS3 owners will be able to get on board without getting a dish.
Pitching in baseball can be a dangerous job. After all, you're throwing a ball to a guy trying to slam it back in your general direction at blazing speeds. So why don't pitchers wear helmets? Well, that may change soon.
Well, this is kind of amazing: someone has created the game of Knokkers, which is an insane combo of billiards and bowling.
Concentration is an essential element of many sports, but staying in the zone can be difficult if you can't pinpoint what triggers a loss of concentration. This visor aims to help by scanning and recording your brain activity in real time as you compete.