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Technology Could Give Athletes an Edge at Olympic Park
From aerodynamic bikes to â€œfast pools,â€ a look at how technology impacts sporting success.
Getting High: Physics of the Fosbury Flop
The world record for the high jump is just over 8 feet–thatâ€™s like leaping over a stop sign.
Sniffing Out the Science Behind Sports Doping
The cat and mouse game between drug-taking athletes and scientists trying to catch them.
Neuroscientist Turned Crime Solver in Perception
A schizophrenic neuroscience professor is TVâ€™s newest nerdy crimefighter.
Melting the World’s Biggest Ice Cube
As Antarctica warms, its ice sheets are sliding into the ocean–raising sea levels across the globe.
Its Budget Sunk, Undersea Lab May Have to Surface
Now that federal funds have dried up, Florida’s Aquarius undersea lab faces an uncertain future.