Floating hotel could house Qatar's World Cup guests—or Bond villains

Where will Qatar put tens of thousands of football fans who will descend upon the nation for the 2022 World Cup? One proposal is to create an off-the-grid floating hotel island that could be towed to a new location once the tournament is over. » 2/10/14 1:20pm 2/10/14 1:20pm

Mind-Controlled Pong is One Step Toward a World Cup Kickoff

Controlling games with brainwaves is a vogue research subject—Patricia Hernandez herself tested out a demo that involved tossing trucks telekinetically—but a team of researchers have applied it to a competitive game—Pong—with the goal of allowing a paralyzed person to make the ceremonial kickoff of the 2014 World Cup. » 6/22/13 6:50pm 6/22/13 6:50pm

Screw the World Cup, cat weightlifting is the sport of the 21st century

Stupid World Cup, breaking my sorta-but-not-really-interested-in-soccer heart every 4 years. Well, I'm done. This is the only sport I'm following. In 2012, nobody's going to be watching fútbol or checkerball or whatever. They'll be watching this. Trust me. [Japanator] » 6/26/10 2:42pm 6/26/10 2:42pm