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Olympics: Science in the starting blocks

Faster, Higher, Stronger: Scientists, too, are doing their bit to make the Olympic motto real. Here are some potentially performance-boosting discoveries, just in time for the Rio Games:

dateJul 23, 2016 in Other
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Models make predictions on Olympic medals

How many medals will each country win in Rio at this Summer's Olympic Games? Researchers who derived predictions from two different models anticipate that the USA, China, Russia, and the UK will retain their top positions ...

dateJun 08, 2016 in Mathematics
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How to make a faster ski

Although ski season is behind us, serious skiers are already looking ahead to next season and searching for ways to shave split-seconds off their race times. Now scientists may have a new way to help—perhaps in time for ...

dateMay 11, 2016 in Materials Science
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