Ben Yeager

Ben Yeager

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The Wildest Sport You’ve Never Heard Of

A group of eccentric engineers flocked to a dried-up lakebed in California to race for the championship title of a 117-year-old sport you’ve never heard of

Ben Yeager
Jun 16, 2015

Your Next Surfboard Will Be Made from Algae

A surfboard manufacturer and UCSD researchers teamed up to create the world’s first sustainable, algae-based surfboard, which they'll have the pros test before producing it commercially.

Ben Yeager
May 5, 2015

The $20,000 Ultimate Survival Capsule

A look inside the survival capsule Italian explorer Alex Bellini has commissioned to help him achieve an unprecedented feat: Spend a year on an iceberg as it melts into the Atlantic.

Ben Yeager
Apr 13, 2015

Will Helicopters Make Everest Safer?

Last year’s avalanche reignited a debate about the complicated role of helicopters in getting gear up the mountain and mitigating the danger to Sherpa. Outfitters weigh in on whether more helicopters will make Everest safer or even more dangerous.

Ben Yeager
Apr 7, 2015

The World's First Man-Made Surf Stadium

A handful of Cocoa Beach, Florida, residents want to build the world's first man-made surf arena. If they succeed, they'll bring world-class swell to the East Coast.

Ben Yeager
Mar 20, 2015