Basketball is a fast-moving game of improvisation, contact and, ahem, spatio-temporal pattern recognition. Rajiv Maheswaran and his colleagues are analyzing the movements behind the key plays of the game, to help coaches and players combine intuition with new data. Bonus: What they’re learning could help us understand how humans move everywhere. Continue reading
Women sustain more damage from heading soccer balls than men, a brain scan study suggests.
Source: Soccer headers may hurt women’s brains more than men’s
You’ve heard about them, but do you how they work? Or why they suck? Hank explains the science behind performance enhancers, including steroids, blood doping, and that stuff supposedly made out of deer antlers. You’ll never look at cheating the same way again! ———- Continue reading
The Perimeter Institute has put together a series of photos showing the physics behind Olympic events. Go to the Source below to find out more
Source: The science of sport: Perimeter Institute explains the physics of Olympic events – Kitchener-Waterloo – CBC News