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Ski Robot Could Decipher the Art of Skiing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Watching an Olympic skier perform a downhill slalom, turning smoothly around the flags, makes the sport seem just as much an art as a science. Although advanced skiers know how to turn effectively, the exact ...

dateJul 20, 2009 in Robotics feature
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Warm-blooded dinosaurs worked up a sweat

(PhysOrg.com) -- Were dinosaurs endothermic (warm-blooded) like present-day mammals and birds or ectothermic (cold-blooded) like present-day lizards? The implications of this simple-sounding question go beyond deciding whether ...

dateNov 11, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Good fighters are bad runners

For mice and men, a strength in one area of Darwinian fitness may mean a deficiency in another. A look at Olympic athletes shows that a wrestler is built much differently than a marathoner. It's long been supposed that strength ...

dateJul 21, 2017 in Evolution
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Who's going to win? The answer could change by the hour

The outcome of that big sporting event you just can't wait to watch may depend on how the timing of the match aligns (or doesn't) with the internal biological clocks of the athletes on the teams, according to a study reported ...

dateJan 29, 2015 in Other
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