Smarter, quicker-thinking referees? There's an app for that
KU Leuven and UEFA, European football's governing body, have embarked on a four-year project to expand and fine-tune a web-based skills training platform for referees. Early results show that the application can improve assistant ...
No more getting lost in the crowd: New technology tracks multiple athletes at once
International sports federations would like to be able to follow the movements of individual athletes more easily during televised matches, even when they're hidden from view. Today, EPFL's Computer Vision ...
The origin of life challenge: Searching for how life began
In 2011, retired chemist and entrepreneur Harry Lonsdale announced his plans to fund research on how life originally formed. Of the 76 proposals submitted to his Origin of Life Challenge, Lonsdale and his ...
Premiership referees more like to book foreign ethnic minority players
(Phys.org)—A major analysis of referee's decisions in the Premier League has shown that officials are around 15% more likely to book foreign players who are from the same background as the most sizable ethnic minority groups ...
Even the best refs play favorites
(Phys.org) —Along with Neymar, Ronaldo and Messi, the world's best soccer referees are heading to Brazil for the World Cup.
Fouls go left: Soccer referees may be biased based on play's direction of motion
Soccer referees may have an unconscious bias towards calling fouls based on a play's direction of motion, according to a new study from the of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Researchers found that soccer experts ...
Gallery of fluid motion: Evocative images and animations bring the science of fluid dynamics to life
The beauty of science often is contained in elegant formulas or compelling data. For the study of fluid dynamics, fortunately, that beauty also is manifest in enticing images and animations of interesting ...
Mauritius, Seychelles to jointly manage Indian Ocean shelf
Mauritius and the Seychelles on Tuesday signed a pact to jointly manage a continental shelf in the Indian Ocean spanning 396,000 square kilometres in what was described as a pathbreaking accord.
Australian research points to national referee bias
An avalanche of penalties and yellow cards against the Queensland Reds in their game against the Lions in Johannesburg at the weekend is an example of what many suspect and QUT research proves - the referees ...
How should referees use technology in football?
(PhysOrg.com) -- As World Cup 2010 looks set to be the tipping point for the use of technology in football a Cardiff University expert argues it’s justice not accuracy that’s at stake.
Red card for faking footballers
A new study by Dr Paul Morris from the University of Portsmouth could help referees know when a top player has genuinely been fouled or taken a dive.
Judo switches to video technology to cut scandals
Video replay technology will be used at the Olympic judo competition for the first time in an effort to eradicate judging controversies.
Football lags other sports on technology
High profile sports like rugby, tennis, cricket and basketball have seamlessly embraced technology to aid referees and linesmen, so why doesn't football?
Football: Goal-line technology for England friendly - FIFA
Goal-line technology will be tested in an international match for the first time, when England take on Belgium in a Euro 2012 warm-up, FIFA said on Thursday.