Small tanks on the side of the titanium and aluminium frame boots hold enough fuel to cover a distance of approximately 20km. Also known as Saigak boots after a type of antelope, this quirky example of human augmentation are intended to limit the muscular exertion required to run rather than produce superhuman speed, and they also deliver a sensation of flight to the wearer according to inventor Viktor Gordeyev from the University at Ufa in the Southern Urals.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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