News tagged with baseball bat

Robot hands gain a gentler touch

( —What use is a hand without nerves, that can't tell what it's holding? A hand that lifts a can of soda to your lips, but inadvertently tips or crushes it in the process?

dateApr 18, 2013 in Engineering
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Taking the bite out of baseball bats

Miss hitting the "sweet spot" on a baseball bat and the resulting vibrations can zing your hands. Bat companies have tried for decades to reduce these painful shocks with limited success. But Daniel Russell, a professor in ...

dateOct 18, 2012 in General Physics
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Less lively aluminum baseball bats change game

Baseball is considered relatively safe, but its reputation was established in the era of wooden bats. Aluminum bats, introduced in the 1970s, had an enormous “trampoline effect” and made the game more dangerous.

dateFeb 20, 2012 in Other
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