News tagged with marathon

Will climate change slow the Boston marathon?

(Phys.org) —In the middle of April, world attention focuses on the Boston Marathon. Researchers from the Biology and Earth and Environment Departments of Boston University have taken a new angle to provide novel insights ...

dateMar 31, 2013 in Environment
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Incy wincy spider?

Whether it's two lions fighting over a pride or two butterflies fighting over a sunny spot, decades of nature shows have led the average watcher to conclude that bigger, stronger males win competitions.

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Engineering solutions to real-world problems

A BlueVision Web Scraper that populates a database that tracks and evaluates press coverage. A hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle that will race in next year's Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition. A small cell ...

dateDec 17, 2012 in Engineering
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NIST goes the distance for the Olympics

(Phys.org) -- In yet another Olympian feat of measurement, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently calibrated a tape that will be used to measure out the distance of this ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in General Physics
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Details of London marathon runners leaked

The home addresses of all 38,000 runners in Sunday's London Marathon, including those of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and leading Labour Party politician Ed Balls were mistakenly published online, organisers ...

dateApr 23, 2012 in Internet
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Migratory birds don't train for migrations

If you were minded to run a marathon, you probably wouldn't attempt it without any training whatsoever. Yet, scientists have discovered that this is exactly what barnacle geese do before they set off on their ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Humanoids run world's first robot marathon race

Robovie-PC, a toy-sized humanoid, won the world's first full-length marathon for two-legged robots by a whisker Saturday, beating its closest rival by a single second after more than two days of racing. ...

dateFeb 26, 2011 in Robotics
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Robot marathon kicks off in Japan (Update)

The world's first full-length marathon for two-legged robots kicked off in Japan on Thursday, with the toy-sized humanoids were due to run 42.195 kilometres (26 miles) over four days.

dateFeb 24, 2011 in Robotics
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