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Are the world's religions ready for ET?Are the world's religions ready for ET?

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Athletics Therapy - January 2012 Archives


Optimal basketball shooting rate proposed based on mathematical model (1/30/2012)

NBA players may be too conservative with their shots, according to a comparison with a theoretical model describing shot selection reported Jan. 25 in the online journal PLoS ONE. ...> Full Article


Foot and ankle structure differs between sprinters and non-sprinters (1/27/2012)

The skeletal structure of the foot and ankle differs significantly between human sprinters and non-sprinters, according to Penn State researchers. Their findings not only help explain why some people are faster runners than others, but also may be useful in helping people who have difficulty walking, such as older adults and children with cerebral palsy. ...> Full Article


What type of helmet is best for winter play? (1/22/2012)

The arrival of winter is followed by an increase in visits to hospital emergency departments by young people presenting with head injuries resulting from winter activities, including tobogganing. Fortunately, helmets are known to reduce the risk of head injury; but with so many helmet options available today, which is the best one? New research is published today in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. ...> Full Article


'Senior' runners never stop pushing their limits in marathons. (1/21/2012)

Romauld Lepers and Thomas Cattagni, researchers from Inserm Unit 1093 "Cognition, Action and Sensorimotor Plasticity" at the Université de Bourgogone, have analyzed changes in participation and performance of runners aged 20 to 80 in the New York marathon over the last 30 years. ...> Full Article


Pro athletes bolster star status through team selection, teammates and career evolution: Study (1/20/2012)

Basketball fans in Cleveland may disagree, but two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Lebron James' decision to play with a higher-profile Miami Heat team and all-star teammates shows sound marketing and career-management acumen, according to newly published business school research focused on the evolution and importance of star status for today's professional athletes. In order to maximize their earnings and endorsements, today's celebrity athletes need to be mindful of the evolution of their star status. ...> Full Article


Markerless motion capture offers a new angle on tennis injuries (1/19/2012)

Markerless motion capture offers a new angle on tennis injuriesA new approach to motion capture technology is offering fresh insights into tennis injuries -- and orthopedic injuries in general. Researchers studied three types of tennis serves, and identified one in particular, called a "kick" serve, which creates the highest potential for shoulder injury. ...> Full Article


No pain, no gain? Studies of the ideal way of making jump shots in handball (1/11/2012)

For handball players, ankle sprains are just part of life. But this may be about to change: Christian Peham and colleagues at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have undertaken a detailed analysis of the three most important ligaments in the ankle. The group investigated the ligaments' movements and the strains to which they are subjected during the jump shot, the most frequent shot at goal. Peham's study is published in the Journal of Biomechanics. ...> Full Article


Why humans choose running over walking (1/6/2012)

Other than Olympic race walkers, people generally find it more comfortable to run than walk when they start moving at around two meters per second - about 4.5 miles per hour. North Carolina State University biomedical engineers Dr. Gregory Sawicki and Dr. Dominic Farris have discovered why: At two meters per second, running makes better use of an important calf muscle than walking, and therefore is a much more efficient use of the muscle's - and the body's - energy. ...> Full Article


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