It was kind of a big deal in the skateboarding world when eight-year-old Evan Doherty nailed a 540 -- so much so that legend Tony Hawk tweeted "540, 8 years old, nuff said."

But "nuff said" was a bit premature, as now the prodigy called "Big E" (born in 2003!) has hit a 720 -- or two full revolutions:

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Let's put this in context: Hawk became the first skateboarder to hit a 900 in 1999, and although five others have done it since -- including 14-year-old Mitchie Brusco -- nobody has ever landed a 1080. So the 8-year-old from Salem, New Hampshire is already within striking distance of a mark only a few humans have hit.

What did Tony Hawk have to say? Tuesday night he tweeted "today's news: Demolition Radio starts in 20 min (Sirius/XM41, 1877HEYHAWK) & 8-year-old @evansk8r can do 720's."

Notice he left out "nuff said." Nuff said.

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(** Update, 9/9/2011: Nike put 1,500 pairs of the Mags up for bid on eBay. **)

Is Nike bringing the-coolest-kicks-to-ever-appear-in-a-movie back from the future? That's the word on the street (well, the virtual street). Last year, the company patented the technology to make the Nike Air Mag sneakers Marty McFly wore in "Back to the Future II a reality." But now it looks like the shoes are ready for market. Score!

And did I mention these futuristic shoes boast power-laces? They even include a charging station. Brilliant. So much for that cheap, old-fashioned shoelace technology known as Velcro.

Rumors have been circulating in social media circles that Nike plans to unveil the self-tying shoe at an event in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

For those who need a refresher ....

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(Note the Back to the Future theme music playing in the background, making Huey Lewis and the News very happy, I'm sure.)

This isn't the first time Nike has been inspired by BTTF. Anyone remember the 2010 DeLorean Dunk sneaks? Didn't think so.

But thankfully, of all the 2015 predictions in the movie, there were only two really worth holding onto: the self-lacing sneakers (check!) and the hover board.

Still waiting for the hover board, Nike.

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Prepare for a "What'll they think of next?!" moment. And prepare to have new hope about not only bike safety, but head injury prevention.

The invisible neck airbag sounds like an idea for a Saturday Night Live skit, but the technology just won a major international design award. And it's easy to see why:

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The Telegraph reports the invisible helmet just won an Index award in Copenhagen for its ability to "target and solve problems in daily life." That seems like an understatement considering how this device could potentially save lives.

It's hard not to see this video and wonder if something similar could be devised for other sports, like football. The obvious limitation is that an airbag like this would be deployed on every single play in football or shift in hockey. But the idea of some form of extra protection for the head that triggers based on external forces is an exciting one.

For now, we can look forward to safer bike rides for everyone from Tour de France cyclists to kids in the neighborhood.

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