A British biomechanist believes he can help ease the strain on the shins of walkers and soldiers trekking for many miles while wearing heavy loads on their backs with a new type of footwear. Can a spring change the way we walk? Jim Drury looks at the product's first steps.
Firefighters battle wildfire in Yosemite National Park
Hundreds of homes were threatened as wildfire ravaged through America’s famed Yosemite National Park. The effects of a severe drought in California have been felt as nearly 2,000 firefighters battled the flames that threatened homes, vineyards and precious vegetation. Evgeny Tchebotarev, 29 from Toronto, Canada, took this footage from the edge of Yosemite National Park at El Portal as the California Fire department fought the flames with staff on the ground and helicopters in the air.
Videographer / Director: Evgeny Tchebotarev, Producer: Rebecca Lewis, Editor: Joshua Douglas.
An 80-year-old woman had the scare of her life during her first skydive experience in California. After jumping from the aircraft with her instructor, her harness slipped and she was left dangling from the tandem jumper as she hurtled towards the ground. Luckily, neither suffered any injury.
Guillaume Nery became the first person in the world to free-dive 33 metres to the bottom of NEMO 33, a container filled with 2.5 million litres of non-chlorinated spring water in Brussels, Belgium. He has lungs of steel!