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Sport Sciences - 04.12.2018
The Science of Team Sports
The Science of Team Sports
Joint successes in the past increase the chances of winning. This has now been statistically proven in a variety of different team sports. What makes a team successful? This is not only a crucial question for football coaches, it plays a role in almost all areas of life, from corporate management to politics.

Life Sciences - Sport Sciences - 15.11.2018
Playing high school football changes the teenage brain
Playing high school football changes the teenage brain
A single season of high school football may be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, according to a new study by researchers at UC Berkeley, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The researchers used a new type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to take brain scans of 16 high school players, ages 15 to 17, before and after a season of football.

Sport Sciences - Mathematics - 07.11.2018
There's real skill in fantasy sports
There’s real skill in fantasy sports
Researchers find most fantasy sports are based on skill, not luck. If you've ever taken part in the armchair sport of fantasy football and found yourself at the top of your league's standings at the end of the season, a new MIT study suggests your performance - however far removed from any actual playing field - was likely based on skill rather than luck.

Life Sciences - Sport Sciences - 15.08.2018
What we see is not always what we get
What we see is not always what we get
Researchers are helping to explain why some people anticipate and react to fast-moving objects much quicker than others. When Collingwood footballer Jeremy Howe launches into the clouds to take a "speccy" over an AFL opponent, or Serena Williams returns a lightning-quick tennis serve - most of us marvel at their skill and speed.

Psychology - Sport Sciences - 08.08.2018
Mom still matters, UCLA psychologists report
Mom still matters, UCLA psychologists report
If you're a parent who feels your college-age children would choose their friends over you, a new UCLA psychology study has a reassuring message: You're probably underestimating their loyalty to you. The psychologists demonstrated for the first time that when forced to make a decision that benefits either a parent or a close friend, young adults are more likely to choose the parent.

Social Sciences - Sport Sciences - 07.08.2018
Football used as scapegoat for domestic violence
Football used as scapegoat for domestic violence
7 August 2018 Scapegoating football as a trigger for domestic violence trivialises the issue and risks offering offenders an excuse for their behaviour, according to a UK study. Reports linking a spike in cases with the outcome of Old Firm games and England's World Cup performance lack reliable data and fail to recognise abuse is a pattern of ongoing behaviour.

Sport Sciences - Life Sciences - 17.07.2018
Wingspan has a correlation to athletic prowess in the NBA, MMA
For decades, boxing coaches and analysts have concerned themselves with "the tale of the tape," using a competitor's measurements - height, weight and reach - to determine their advantage in an upcoming bout. Now, new research out of UC Berkeley suggests that the relative length of an athlete's arms to their height might be even more important than previously believed.

Sport Sciences - Life Sciences - 12.07.2018
Frustrated with football's pain fakers' Blame evolution - according to a new Sussex study
Frustrated with football’s pain fakers’ Blame evolution - according to a new Sussex study
Frustrated with football's pain fakers' Blame evolution - according to a new Sussex study Psychologists at University of Sussex discover that we can fake pain convincingly Real cries of pain are louder, longer and rougher on the ear Learning to fake pain cries and other vocalisations may have been a key step in the evolution of speech There's potential for a pain-detection device to be developed Psychologists at the University of Sussex have shown that football's pain fakers may be tapping into an evolutionary strategy that aided our ancestors' survival and helped speech emerge.

Computer Science / Telecom - Sport Sciences - 29.06.2018
Virtual reality burger game tests the appetite for playing by the rules
Virtual reality burger game tests the appetite for playing by the rules
Can you play by the rules and make lots of money or is it worth taking risks' That's the question researchers at the University of Nottingham are asking with a unique virtual reality game. The Corrupt Kitchen VR Experience puts players in charge of a burger business and gives them ten minutes to make as much money as possible.

Social Sciences - Sport Sciences - 26.06.2018
Citizen scientists capture penguin breeding dynamics
As World Cup fever sets in, increased hooliganism and football related violence are legitimate international concerns. Previous research has linked sports-related hooliganism to 'social maladjustment' e.g. previous episodes of violence or dysfunctional behaviour at home, work or school etc.

Sport Sciences - Physics - 22.06.2018
Physicist investigates home run increase
The home run rate has surged in the past several years and Major League Baseball wanted to know why. The league convened a committee of scientists to find out, including Stanford physicist Roger Blandford. Home run rates in Major League Baseball have increased steadily since 2015. In 2017, the rate was 35 percent greater than it was before the All-Star Game in 2015.

Social Sciences - Sport Sciences - 22.06.2018
Social bonding key cause of football violence
As World Cup fever sets in, increased hooliganism and football related violence are legitimate international concerns. Previous research has linked sports-related hooliganism to 'social maladjustment' e.g. previous episodes of violence or dysfunctional behaviour at home, work or school etc.

Health - Sport Sciences - 22.06.2018
High levels of oral disease among elite athletes affecting performance
High levels of oral disease among elite athletes affecting performance
Significantly high levels of oral disease found among GB's elite athletes is leading to poorer on-field performance, research by UCL's Eastman Dental Institute has concluded. In the largest ever study of its kind, more than 350 sportsmen and women from nine GB Olympic teams, including swimming and rowing, along with Team Sky, England Rugby and Reading FC, underwent an oral health screening.

Sport Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 05.06.2018
The transparent soccer player
How can success in soccer be measured? With the amount of positional data available in modern soccer, this question seems particularly interesting in the run-up to a World Cup. Sports data scientist Dr. Daniel Link from the TUM has developed a model that can be used to measure how likely a team is to score a goal during a match.

Health - Sport Sciences - 01.06.2018
New surgery for groin pain found to be more effective than physiotherapy
o Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome, is a cause of hip pain in young adults, often mistaken for groin strain, and is probably the commonest cause of groin pain in footballers o World's first randomised trial to show the benefit of hip arthroscopy o They found that patients improved with both treatments but were significantly better a year later after hip arthroscopy.

Sport Sciences - Physics - 28.05.2018
So that Ronaldo and Co. can «conjure»
So that Ronaldo and Co. can «conjure»
The official ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has received Empa's «OK» after numerous tests. Some goalkeepers may be critical of its flight characteristics, but the reason for their criticism may lie somewhere else - the rather unconventional appearance of the new ball. Football lives on emotions.

Physics - Sport Sciences - 09.05.2018
The Big Bell Test : participatory science puts quantum physics to the test
The Big Bell Test : participatory science puts quantum physics to the test
Quantum chance is intrinsically different than classic chance. That is what the violations of Bell inequalities, a crucial step in understanding quantum mechanics, states. One drawback remains though: until now, testing these inequalities relied on experimental configurations that use parameters set from data generated by quantum systems.

Sport Sciences - Business / Economics - 23.04.2018
Football makes fans less happy
Football makes fans less happy
Football makes fans less happy The pain felt by football fans after a defeat is more than double the joy of winning, according to researchers at the University of Sussex. The team analysed three million responses from 32,000 people on a smartphone app called Mappiness, which periodically asks users how they are feeling, what they are doing, where they are and who they are with.

Sport Sciences - 03.04.2018
Glasgow 2014 Games reports identify economic benefits but little in the way of a physical activity legacy
Glasgow 2014 Games reports identify economic benefits but little in the way of a physical activity legacy
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has improved the environment and economic activity in Scotland's largest city. However there has been little impact on the number of people who are physically active or the rates of participation in regular exercise. The University of Glasgow has published two reports on the impact of the Games on the health and wellbeing of the city's East End communities.

Life Sciences - Sport Sciences - 30.03.2018
Concussion’s complex nature
Concussion is a major public health problem, but not much is known about the impacts that cause concussion or how to prevent them. A new study suggests that the problem is more complicated than previously thought. It seems simple enough: Taking a hard hit to the head can give you a concussion. But, Stanford researchers report March 30   in Physical Review Letters , in most cases, the connection is anything but simple.
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