News tagged with olympics

Related topics:

Models make predictions on Olympic medals

How many medals will each country win in Rio at this Summer's Olympic Games? Researchers who derived predictions from two different models anticipate that the USA, China, Russia, and the UK will retain their top positions ...

dateJun 08, 2016 in Mathematics
shares12 comments 0

How to make a faster ski

Although ski season is behind us, serious skiers are already looking ahead to next season and searching for ways to shave split-seconds off their race times. Now scientists may have a new way to help—perhaps in time for ...

dateMay 11, 2016 in Materials Science
shares8 comments 0

Gender verification called into question

With graceful strides across the finish line and a smile breaking across her face, South African 800m runner Caster Semenya raised a finger to the air to signal she won the race for herself and her country, having no idea ...

dateApr 15, 2016 in Social Sciences
shares11 comments 1

Why chess is good for young brains

The future of chess in Saudi Arabia is in doubt after the country's most senior cleric, the grand mufti Sheikh Abdul-Aziz al-Sheikh, said it was forbidden under Islam. Al-Sheikh told a television interviewer that chess is ...

dateJan 26, 2016 in Other
shares17 comments 0