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The science of running: Follow the bouncing ball (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) -- Muscle size, genetics and training are among the countless factors that separate Olympic sprinters from the average person. On a fundamental level, however, the mechanics of running are the same for all humans. ...

Aug 02, 2012
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How the 'lone wolf' terrorist networks

A mounting global threat is of terrorists who act as "lone wolves". Locating and preventing such terrorist activity is more complicated than organizational terror threats. A new study conducted by Prof. Gabriel Weimann of ...

Aug 02, 2012
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3 Questions: Anette Hosoi on engineering and the Olympics

How do engineers watch sports? Pretty much like the rest of us, but with a little more time spent scrutinizing the mechanics of athletes and the technologies they use. With the Olympics under way, Anette Hosoi, an associate ...

Aug 02, 2012
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The lights of London

(Phys.org) -- Billions of people will see London through many different filters and lenses during the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. None of those views will look quite like this one from the Suomi ...

Jul 27, 2012
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Twitter explains new mystery outage

A freak double failure in its data centers took Twitter down for around an hour Thursday, leaving millions without updates from friends, celebrities and news providers a day ahead of the Olympics.

Jul 27, 2012
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Ancient Olympians glorified gods and community

As the 2012 Summer Olympic Games open in London on Friday (July 27) with an internationally televised glitzy ceremony, including a parade of more than 10,000 athletes from around the world who will compete ...

Jul 26, 2012
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A summer of records for NASA engine testing

(Phys.org) -- As Olympic athletes converge on London with dreams of winning gold in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, NASA is also setting records while testing the J-2X powerpack at the Stennis Space Center. ...

Jul 25, 2012
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Social media spotlight shines on London Olympics

The London Olympics are set to be liked, tweeted, pinned and shared with more people than ever before as athletes, fans and organisers interact online in the first-ever social media Summer Olympics.

Jul 25, 2012
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