Then last December, 27 years after the original concept appeared on film, Nike made the dream a reality by releasing its self lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers to consumers.Sadly the release was limited North America, but this is all about to change with Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers coming Down Under next year.And while there is no pricing just yet, punters can expect to pay around $A950 if we guided by the cost of the American releaseThe technology works by using a sensor, battery, motor and cable system located in each of the shoes.When someone put their foot into the sneaker, they step on a sensor that tells the shoe to autolace based on an algorithmic pressure equation.After Mr Hatfield made it clear the project had no budget or deadline constraints, Ms Beers embarked on a journey that would consume 13 years of her life. The early stages of the development process, Ms Beers was operating with a great deal of secrecy working with only a handful of trusted colleagues.we started making progress and grew closer to scaling the technology for production, the team began to grow and in the end there was easily 100 folks who had worked on the shoe. Developing self lacing sneakers was a undeniably great achievement, Ms Beers said there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.via GIPHYpeople never really considered when thinking about the shoe was how to get out of the shoe once they put it on and this is an area we really need to work on for consumers, she said..
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileA sushi chef works with pieces of Atlantic bluefin tuna. Canadian scientists are considering whether to add the fish to the list of endangered species. (Itsuo Inouye/Associated Press)By CBC NewsCanadian scientists are reviewing whether to list Atlantic bluefin tuna as an endangered fish, amid concerns that the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could tip the scales against the giant fish.Canada has never listed a commercially fished saltwater species as endangered, not even cod.Even if the scientific committee finds that the tuna should be listed as endangered or threatened, it’s up to the federal government to make the final decision.
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First, I think heavily asymmetrical technology advancement plays a role. Our current technological civilization was made possible because certain regional powers progressed far faster than others, and then colonized, politically unified, and systematically exploited the world. Maybe a multipolar world always keeps the pie slices small for each player and wastes a lot more resources and life in conflicts like WW1 due to alliance changes.