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Aug
2016

Training tech lets competitive swimmers hear water pressure

The system was tested out in September 2015 by ten professional swimmers

Swimming has been an Olympic sport for 120 years, and nowadays it's the competitors with the best technique that manage to beat the rest of the field and walk away with the medals. Now, researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany have developed technology that could provide athletes with an edge in training, converting pressure data into live audio, allowing the swimmer to perfect their technique in real time.

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Category: Sports

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4
Aug
2016

Sheriff tiny house boasts a walk-in closet and home office

The Sheriff was recently built to order for US$75,00, but plans are available to purchase for ...

Even in a full-size house or apartment, a walk-in closet is a nice feature to have, but in a tiny house on wheels, it's positively indulgent. Still, Wishbone Tiny Homes artfully squeezed one in while building the Sheriff. No one trick pony, this well laid-out tiny house also includes a balcony, home office, and an upstairs lounge.

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Category: Tiny Houses

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4
Aug
2016

New form of light promises boost for photonic computing

The fascinating properties of light and its electromagnetic partner electricity have been the focus for a great deal of physics research over the centuries. So, with all these years of study, it could be expected that there may not be much left to learn about these two phenomena. But now researchers at Imperial College London have surprised everyone with research suggesting that binding light to a single electron could result in a new type of light that boasts the properties of both.

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Category: Physics

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Aug
2016

Ancient child skeletons suggest China’s Great Flood story does hold water

China's Yellow River was once home to a massive, civilization-shaping flood, new research has revealed

Around 4,000 years ago, a hero named Yu halted a massive flood and earned a divine mandate to create the Xia dynasty, China's first. Well, so the story goes. But like so much ancient history, it can be difficult to know where fiction ends and fact begins. Scientists have now discovered the first geological evidence that China's Great Flood did take place, shedding further light on how one of the world's oldest civilizations got its start.

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Category: Science

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