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IEEE Spectrum: Tackle This: Football’s Newest MVP is a Robot

This robotic tackling dummy was created by a team of Dartmouth College engineering students. Short for Mobile Virtual Player, the MVP robot is designed to take a beating during football drills, sparing players from an accumulation of the kinds of impacts known to result in concussions and long-term brain damage.  

NRK: Reporter Try the Tour de France diet

Norwegian TV reporter Nicolay Ramm tries the diet of Tour de France champions, making a heroic effort to down it all in one sitting.  

Discussion: What’s the Role of Sports in Society?

Published on Mar 18, 2014 From 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival session, What’s the Role of Sports in Society? Organized sports were introduced to American life more than a century ago as not just a venue for entertainment but a tool of nation building. Now that we’re a nation of sports fans—where even President Obama’s March …

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Fora TV: Sports and Nutrition; Winning Recipes for Athletes

  Fora TV presents a discussion about sports and nutrituin. Asking questions such as; Does the food we eat alter our performance in competition? What are the winning recipes that will bring athletic success? To conclude the first chapter of our Sports & Technology series, we examine how we fuel our bodies to be at the …

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Doping in Sports: Personal, Cultural and Athletic Impact

The incredible feats that athletes accomplish fascinate us, but what is the impact of doping on sports? A panel of experts explore the science of doping, advances in detection, and what the doping debate says about sports, society, and human nature.

Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run?

  Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? At TEDxPennQuarter, McDougall tells the story of the marathoner with a heart of gold, the unlikely ultra-runner, and the hidden tribe in Mexico that …

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