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May 28, 2016

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May 28, 2016

Australian Cricket Team Uses Guided Missile Technology to Improve Bowling

May 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a revolutionary algorithm using submarine and guided missile technology to reduce injury and improve performance in cricket fast bowlers. The 'torpedo technology' ... read more

High Performance Golf Club Comes With Annoying Sound

May 24, 2016 — In 2007, a new golf club hit the market. The distribution of mass in the club head made it less likely to twist, making an off-center hit less likely, but it had a drawback: a loud noise when it ... read more

Study Raises Online Golf Tutorials to Above Par

Apr. 1, 2016 — The internet is overflowing with online tutorials dedicated to improving your game of golf and other motor skills. A new study has shown that straightforward changes to the way these tutorials are ... read more

Research Proposes New Test on Prosthetic Legs in Competitive Sports

Mar. 24, 2016 — New guidelines proposed for prosthetic leg technology in international sporting events to prevent competitive ... read more

Cricket Players More Successful When Batting the 'Wrong' Way

Mar. 22, 2016 — Cricket batsmen who bat the 'wrong' way have a stunning advantage according to new research. Batsmen who adopt a reversed stance (right-handed people who bat left-handed, and left-handers ... read more

Smart Clothing of the Future Will Automatically Adjust Itself According to the Wearer's Actual Needs

Mar. 9, 2016 — Scientists have developed new technology that takes care of the thermal, moisture and flow-technical behavior of smart clothing. The temperature of smart clothing, for example, is automatically ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — 'Mass Uncertainty' is the third and latest adventure from the League of SI Superheroes, the animated online series from NIST. The episode touches upon a topic -- how to redefine the basic ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — The year 2016 is an Olympic year. Developments in high-performance swimwear for swimming continue to advance, along with other areas of scientific research. One area of research has focused on which ... read more

Virtual Reality for Motor Rehabilitation of the Shoulder

Jan. 13, 2016 — A virtual reality system for motor rehabilitation of the shoulder has been developed by scientsts. The prototype, which includes a built-in movement sensor, allows the user to do controlled exercises ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Swimming in a pool of syrup would be difficult for most people, but for bacteria like E. coli, it's easier than swimming in water. Scientists have known for decades that these cells move faster ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Scientists have developed a soft, flexible, stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer. The keyboard was made from a single laminated structure with two sensing ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in developing a new high-performance swimsuit with a “kick assist system” that improves the power of the dolphin kick. High-speed swimsuits, which made their appearance ... read more

Race Starts Could Give Some Athletes an Unfair Advantage

Oct. 28, 2015 — The alerting effect means competitors who have longer start processes finish slower, affecting standings aggregated across more than one heat. Effect is enough to deny a ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Researchers propose a novel learning rule to explain the development of sensorimotor ... read more

Wearable Sensing Fabrics: Knit It, Braid It, Turn It on and Use It

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers are using traditional kitting and braiding fabrication techniques to produce electrically conducting, wearable fabrics capable of sensing a wide range of human ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Novel sound wave technology is being used by scientists as part of an attempt to more rapidly and accurately diagnose sports concussions on the sidelines during ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed a wearable liquid-based microfluidic tactile sensor that is small, thin, highly flexible and durable. Simple and cost-effective to produce, this novel device is very ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — When it comes to recording accurate performance data for elite athletes, GPS technology can't keep up, a researcher claims. Instead researchers have developed SABEL Sense, an alternative to GPS ... read more

Perfect Swimming Strokes? Boost Sports Performance With Wearable Technology

Sep. 14, 2015 — Scientists have developed wearable technology for improving sports performance. Wearable sensors can be attached to, say, a swimmer's hand paddles or an archers' equipment. From there, data ... read more

Pedaling Like a Tour De France Winner Is a Losing Strategy for Most of Us

Sep. 14, 2015 — Pedaling like Chris Froome or Alberto Contador might seem appealing, but researchers have found that for most of us it's likely to reduce rather than improve our cycling performance. That's ... read more

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