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The NBA league is more equal than the ACB

Competitiveness amongst NBA teams is more constant throughout seasons than during the ACB basketball league (Spain), which also falls after every Olympic Games. According to a study from the University of ...

dateAug 13, 2012 in Mathematics
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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 ...

dateAug 02, 2012 in Social Sciences
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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 ...

dateAug 02, 2012 in Other
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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 ...

dateJul 27, 2012 in Space Exploration
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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.

dateJul 27, 2012 in Internet
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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 ...

dateJul 26, 2012 in Other
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