The world’s 20 most impressive fortresses

The world has had many a fortress. But I selected 20 as the most impressive for my Popular Mechanics feature. Check out which ones made the list. And why. Here’s the link.

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Behind Yuki Kadono’s back-to-back Triple Cork 1620

Ahead of X Games Aspen, Yuki Kadono shared with me what it takes to put together his signature trick, the back-to-back Triple Cork 1620. Read about the process via my Sports Illustrated post here.

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US Bank Stadium: The roof that isn’t there

The Minnesota Vikings will soon have a new crown jewel in the form of U.S. Bank Stadium. My Popular Mechanics article takes a look at the building technology used to create an indoor stadium that still welcomes the outdoors. The link.

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Tech Talk: The North Face goes with spider silk

The North Face has created an innovative Moon Park from spider silk. Yes, protein materials. Read about this first-ever use and the apparel it can create via my Sports Illustrated column here.

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A passion for riding fuels Cam Zink

Mountain biker Cam Zink has turned his passion for riding into the massive trick-making abilities. Learn more about the rider via my Sports Illustrated feature here.

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Kicks and Colors: Black History Month

Adidas and Nike have unveiled multiple Black History Month sneakers. Many of those looks will also be worn on-court on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Check out more via my Sports Illustrated post here.

The tech of the new Jordan XXX

Design aside, let’s take a closer look at the technology involved in the brand-new Air Jordan XXX, unveiled Thursday in Chicago. Learn more via my Sports Illustrated story here.

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What makes the Aussie Open courts unique

Not every court is created the same. I take a deeper look inside the Australian Open courts for Sports Illustrated. Learn more here.

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