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Japan plans giant Gundam robot

A team of Japanese animators and engineers on Wednesday unveiled plans to build a moving 18-metre (60-foot) tall Gundam robot, in a nod to millions of science fiction fans.

dateJul 09, 2014 in Robotics
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Winter Olympics Science Notes: Ski Jumping

The first gold medal of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics went to Switzerland's Simon Ammann, who won the normal hill ski jumping competition on Feb. 13 with a top jump of 108 meters -- nearly the length ...

dateFeb 19, 2010 in Other
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Why Winning Athletes Are Getting Bigger

While watching swimmers line up during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, former Olympic swimmer and NBC Sports commentator Rowdy Gaines quipped that swimmers keep getting bigger, with the shortest one in ...

dateJul 17, 2009 in Other
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Medal model predicts Winter Olympics leaders

Sochi on the Black Sea coast in Russia will host the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 which country will win what number of medals is open to debate. A study published in the International Jo ...

dateNov 28, 2013 in Mathematics
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A very bumpy playing field

As the electronic clock purrs away the milliseconds to the opening of the 2012 London Olympic Games, a new book by a Cambridge University researcher looks at the controversies surrounding the training and ...

dateMar 14, 2011 in Other
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Winter Olympics Science Notes: Skate Blades

The skates matter. The figure skaters competing in the women's long program tonight at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics would never be able to complete the jumps and spins needed to win gold if they wore ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Other
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