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August 26, 2016

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August 26, 2016

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

Weights of Division III Football Linemen Up 38 Percent Since 1956, Researchers Report

July 12, 2016 — On average offensive linemen from a Division III college football conference weighed 38 percent more in 2014 than they did in 1956, while the average male's weight over the same time increased ... read more

Mental Training for Soccer Tactics

June 22, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new mental training technique for ... read more

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

Apr. 28, 2016 — Firefighters entering burning buildings, athletes competing in the broiling sun and workers in foundries may eventually be able to carry their own, lightweight cooling units with them, thanks to a ... 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

The Impact of Anti-Odor Clothing on the Environment

Mar. 30, 2016 — Anti-odor athletic clothes containing silver nanoparticles have gained a foothold among exercise buffs, but questions have arisen over how safe and effective they are. Now scientists report that ... 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

Mar. 16, 2016 — When rounding curves, Paralympic sprinters wearing left-leg prostheses are slowed more than athletes with right-leg amputations -- a disadvantage that could cost them dearly in official ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Engineers have devised a computer model to unravel the wicked wind conditions that plague the world's greatest golfers at the course that hosts one of the sport's most storied tournaments, ... 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. 25, 2016 — Ciliates can do amazing things: Being so tiny, the water in which they live is like thick honey to these microorganisms. In spite of this, however, they are able to self-propel through water by the ... read more

Using Thin or Obese Avatars in Motion-Controlled Gaming Can Influence Physical Activity

Feb. 24, 2016 — A recent study found that gamers using thin avatars showed increased physical activity compared to those using obese ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Researchers have developed a technique to implement silicon large-scale integration chips in a very thin film of thickness. This fabrication method has the potential to realize a low-invasive ... 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. 27, 2016 — Engineers have developed the first fully integrated electronic system that can provide continuous, noninvasive monitoring of multiple biochemicals in sweat. The advance opens doors to wearable ... 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

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