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May 19, 2017 — Athletes often have to compete late in the evening, when they are no longer able to perform at their best. However, researchers have shown that athletes who are exposed to blue light before competing ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — The loneliness of the long distance runner could soon be a thing of the past as new technology allows crowds to cheer on athletes from anywhere in the world. A prototype digital relay baton has been ... read more

A Future for Skiing in a Warmer World

Feb. 1, 2017 — As the world struggles to make progress to limit climate change, researchers are finding ways to adapt to warmer winter temperatures -- by developing environmentally friendly ways of producing ... read more

More Sprints in Top-Class Soccer Necessitates New and Individualized Training Routines

Jan. 18, 2017 — Today’s top-class football is characterized by more short sprints than in the past. In English Premier League, high-intensity running has increased by 50% in the last 10 years, presenting new ... read more

Student, Professor Use Sports Analytics to Discover NCAA Ranking Patterns

Jan. 16, 2017 — Does conference size impact conference rankings in NCAA men's basketball? According to research and analysis, it ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Researchers have developed a tiny, soft and wearable acoustic sensor that measures vibrations in the human body, allowing them to monitor human heart health and recognize spoken ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — An energy-efficient technique has been devised for accurately tracking a user's physical activity based on data from wearable ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — Researchers have developed a self-driving scooter with the same sensor configuration and software as that used in trials of autonomous cars and golf carts. This new trial completes the demonstration ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — Data glasses mirror information to the eye without interfering with the wearer‘s vision, report ... read more

Researcher Reconsiders the Advantage of Left-Handed Pitchers

Nov. 2, 2016 — For a moment, with the bases loaded and a 3-2 count on the batter, fans of the Cleveland Indians, up three runs in Game 1 of the World Series, held a collective ... read more

Bio-Inspired Lower-Limb 'Wearing Robotic Exoskeleton' for Human Gait Rehab

Oct. 25, 2016 — Stroke and spinal cord injury patients often require gait rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or to help strengthen their muscles. Wearable “robot-assisted training” is quickly emerging ... read more

Color-Changing Smart Material Sensor to Alert User to Get out of Sun

Oct. 3, 2016 — According to the American Cancer Society approximately 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year. Yet, the sun does contribute to the production of Vitamin D, which is ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — A device to assist blind sailors in match racing has been developed by ... read more

Mobile Device Detects Irregular Heartbeats, Helps to Prevent Cerebral Infarctions

Sep. 19, 2016 — A research team has developed a mobile app and thumb-size device that help to prevent cerebral infarctions at an early stage, during asymptomatic atrial fibrillation. The mobile device detects ... read more

World's Most Powerful X-Ray Takes a 'Sledgehammer' to Molecules

Sep. 12, 2016 — An international team of more than 20 scientists has inadvertently discovered how to create a new type of crystal using light more than ten billion times brighter than the ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Eight people who have spent years paralyzed from spinal cord injuries have regained partial sensation and muscle control in their lower limbs after training with brain-controlled robotics, according ... read more

July 28, 2016 — A new study aims to take advantage of sweat's trove of medical information through the development of a sustainable, wearable sensor to detect lactate levels in your ... read more

The Eyes Are the Window Into the Brain

July 27, 2016 — Insight into how neurons in the cerebellum respond to rapid eye movements may provide clues for modern medical ... read more

Physicists Revisit Spin-Bowling Puzzle: How Cricket Spin Bowlers Do It

July 21, 2016 — Spin bowlers in cricket are masters at making the ball loop slowly through the air to confuse batsmen. Legends of the game know the magic combinations of top-spin, side-spin and off-spin necessary to ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Getting fit and athletic -- while sitting? Researchers are developing an active chair. At first glance, the chair looks just like another other reclining chair with a footrest you would find in a ... read more

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