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Olympics: Team Geek to keep Games running

It's the hidden face of the London Olympics: while the athletes compete, thousands of technicians will run the most connected Games in history while dealing with the threat of cyber attacks.

dateJul 19, 2012 in Other
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Why women watch the Olympics

Forty years into the Title IX era, female athletes have risen to prominence and populate the sports landscape. Female viewership, however, has not witnessed the same rise. What sports are women watching (or not), and why? ...

dateJul 06, 2012 in Social Sciences
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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 summer's Olympic ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in General Physics
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