How to Create the Ultimate Exercise Playlist

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Figure out what to plug intoyour playlist for optimal exercising.

Studies show that the rhythmic speed of your music influences your athletic performance. Here’s how to use that information to create the ultimate playlist for your workout.

While it’s no surprise that fast-paced music is a good and popular exercise companion, a study published last year discovered a direct correlation between fast-paced music and athletic performance…

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Study: FCC Proves Your ISP is Lying to You About Your Actual Broadband Speed

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Time Warner speed test.

If you’re an average US broadband user, you’ve had internet access for 10 years, spend about an hour a day online at home, and are enjoying far less of the bandwidth your service provider promises you.  These unsurprising stats come from a new report from the Federal Communications Commission entitled (equally unsurprisingly in plain-vanilla bureaucratese) “Broadband Performance”, that provides detail on US fixed — not mobile — broadband.

 

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Experimental ‘Scramjet’ Sets Hypersonic Speed Record

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Here’s the scramjet being loaded onto a B-52.

Arcing through the hazy air above California, this is the incredible sight of a scramjet as it flies at six times the speed of sound.

The experimental aircraft set a record for hypersonic flight, blazing through the air for more than three minutes at Mach 6, or more than 4,500 mph.

The X-51A Waverider scramjet was released from a B-52 bomber last week before its engine took it to Mach 6 and it flew autonomously for 200 seconds.

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World’s Fastest Train Opens In China

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World’s fastest train

The world’s fastest train opens in China – just in time to whisk people away for the Chinese New Year celebrations.

“Wow, it is faster than a helicopter,” exclaimed Luo Rongguang as the G1049 Harmony Express eased its way out of Wuhan train station and instantly began to gain speed.

 

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Future of Human Running Speed: 35-40 MPH May Be Possible

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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt’s record-setting performances have unleashed a wave of interest in the ultimate limits to human running speed. A new study published Jan. 21 in the Journal of Applied Physiology offers intriguing insights into the biology and perhaps even the future of human running speed.

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Amazing Wooden Sports Car

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Sportin’ a Woodie!
Forget carbon fibre or special metal alloys, this Japanese sports car manufactured by Sada-Kenbi is made from wood. This special car was hand built by wood craftsmen and is actually legal to drive in Japan. The car can accelerate up to 80 kmh (50 mph) and is for sale at a bargain price of $44,000.

It also features a motorcycle-like handlebar steering system, gull wing doors and even has a stereo…. (Pics & video)

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Finally, A Professional Alpine Racing Sled

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Are you a professional alpine sled racer? Bet you’ve been waiting a long time for something like this $900 Alpine Racing Sled to come along. Even if you’re just an amateur alpine sled racer looking to take your qualifying times to the next level and you’ve set aside a little over $1000 in your “Ultimate Sled Fund” (shipping adds $115 to the price of the sled) then it might be about time to put the wheels in motion.

According to the product description…

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The Power Of The Powerizer

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Humans have long and hard strived to be run faster and jump higher. Now that can be achieved for a little over $300! Welcome the Powerizers:

Strap Powerizers on and you will be able to jump 2m (7ft) in the air, leap 3m (10ft) for every stride and run at speeds of 20mph. Powerizers work like a super-muscle, enhancing your natural strength. Curved springs attach to the bottom of the Powerizers and harness the gravitational energy that is created when your weight is forced down. The super-charged springs then push back with extreme force causing you to walk, run and jump like never before. (Video)

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Google Now Crowdsourcing Traffic To Make Your Commute Less Miserable

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Google Maps crowdsources traffic

When used on phones with GPS (including the Pre and MyTouch 3G, though not the iPhone), Google Maps crowdsources huge batches of data on how fast you’re travelling on a particular street, thus measuring traffic for fellow drivers.

 

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