The future is now! Or at least some of the future that was predicted in Back to the Future Part II. As you may recall, in the film Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) sports a pair of high-top sneakers with self-tying power laces. Now Nike has announced its own power laces, which will debut in 2015.
We’ve all seen footage of police departments deploying “spike strips” to take out the tires of fleeing criminals. However, traditional strips have a few drawbacks: An officer has to manually throw them in front of the car, which not only puts the officer in danger, it also allows the driver to potentially avoid the strips. And any pursuing police vehicle also has to drive around the strips, or else someone has to quickly (and manually) retract them.