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Apr. 14, 2015 — Exercise researchers have developed a new treadmill that automatically changes speed to match the pace of the runner. The automated treadmill uses sonar to tell exactly where the runner is on the ... read more

Muscles Matter in Baseball

Apr. 8, 2015 — A new approach to analyzing baseball-pitching biomechanics may one day give players more personalized feedback and help prevent elbow injuries. In a computer simulation study of baseball pitching, ... read more

Most NFL Players With Injuries to the Midfoot Return to Game Action

Mar. 27, 2015 — Nearly 93 percent of National Football League (NFL) athletes who sustained traumatic injuries to the midfoot returned to competition less than 15 months after injury and with no statistically ... read more

World's Best Cross-Country Skiers Pole to Victory

Feb. 27, 2015 — As the World Cup cross-country ski races wrap up in Falun, Sweden this weekend, it's hard not to wonder what separates the very best skiers from across the globe from the winners. Norwegian ... read more

Light-Based Technology Tracks Oxygen Levels Underwater for Swim Performance, Muscle Repair

Dec. 10, 2014 — A new light-based technology for measuring oxygen content in muscles while underwater has been released by researchers. The technology provides valuable information for competitive swimmers as well ... read more

Dec. 8, 2014 — The intricate nature of visual responses has become more clear, thanks to new research. The findings may help to improve digital cameras as well as visual ... read more

Dec. 1, 2014 — As debate increases about whether female lacrosse players should wear headgear, a new study reports measurements of the accelerations that stick blows deliver to the head. The study also measured the ... read more

Nov. 25, 2014 — For many bacteria and parasites looking to get a load of the fresh nutritional bounty inside your body, the skin is the first and most important gatekeeper. Schistosomas, however, and burrow right on ... read more

Nov. 24, 2014 — Olympic sailors tip their masts precariously close to the water's surface while turning, right their vessels at what looks like the last possible moment, and bounce up and down over the edge of ... read more

Nov. 24, 2014 — There wasn't a diagnostic capability to identify mild brain injury early after the trauma until recently. In the NFL, other professional sports and especially school sports, concern has grown ... read more

Nov. 13, 2014 — Scientists are studying mid-air orientation and impact behavior in both cats and humans as it applies to reduced impact in falling robots, especially those that one day may be used for ... read more

Microbot Muscles: Chains of Particles Assemble and Flex

Nov. 10, 2014 — In a step toward robots smaller than a grain of sand, researchers have shown how chains of self-assembling particles could serve as electrically activated muscles in the tiny ... read more

Nov. 6, 2014 — A professor of electrical and computer engineering hopes to develop a sensor worn around the ear that would automatically track diet, giving medical professionals and consumers accurate information ... read more

Oct. 31, 2014 — Researchers have revealed precisely how much different slipstreaming tactics reduce drag on a horse during a race. ... read more

Oct. 30, 2014 — A prototype running shoe has been designed with an integrated device that improves training management and prevents injuries. The device consists of a microelectronic measuring system capable of ... read more

Oct. 28, 2014 — In football, a tackle can supply 100 G’s of force or more, well above the amount that can cause a concussion and more than 10 times the force of an F-16 jet roll maneuver. Now, researchers are ... read more

First-Ever Look at How NCAA Concussion Guidelines Are Followed

Oct. 22, 2014 — Though most NCAA colleges and universities have created programs to help athletes deal with concussions, a new study has found that, when it comes to specific components of those plans, many ... read more

Oct. 21, 2014 — Screening tools using electronic stethoscopes to detect lung and heart disease have been developed by two Michigan high school students. An electronic stethoscope overcomes the problem of low sound ... read more

Oct. 20, 2014 — An ice skating blade that informs figure skaters of the stresses they are imposing on their joints has been developed by a group of researchers in the ... read more

Oct. 17, 2014 — Today’s smartphone user can obtain a lot of data about his or her health, thanks to built-in or separate sensors. Researchers now take this health monitoring to a higher level. Using the system he ... read more

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