Adrenalin Fall 2016

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8 A D R E N A L I N | F A L L 2 0 1 6 A D R E N A L I N M A G . C A H O W L E V I'S STA D I U M G R O W S TH E G A M E Santa Clara, Calif.-based Levi's Stadium is the site of the very first rooftop farm on a professional sports arena. The 27,000 sq.-ft. Faithful Farm herb and vegetable garden, features nearly 40 rotational crops including herbs, peppers, eggplants and tomatoes. The organic farm is expected to produce about 7,500 pounds of produce per year, which will be used in dishes served in the stadium. World's first bionic Games Cybathlon, the inaugural international championship competition for robot-assisted athletes, took place October 8, 2016 in Zurich, with as many as 74 athletes from 25 countries competing in six disciplines: brain computer interface race; functional electrical stimulation bike race; powered arm prosthesis race; powered leg prosthesis race; powered exoskeleton race; and powered wheelchair race. In contrast to the Paralympics, Cybathlon is not focussed on exceptional athletic performance, but on building the closest possible connections between robotic assistance devices and the everyday needs of the people who use them. KICKOFF Photos: ETH Zurich / Alessandro Della Bella (top); San Francisco 49ers (bottom) Bike race with electrical muscle stimulation H E L L O D E STR OYE R Hello Destroyer—a gritty new film by Canadian director Kevan Funk, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival— raises troubling questions about violence in sports. A new recruit for a minor league team, Tyson Burr (played by Jared Abrahamson) is a painfully shy grinder whose world falls apart after an in-game act of violence. Watch the video.

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