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Saturn’s moon Titan sports Earth-like features

Using the now-complete Cassini data set, Cornell astronomers have created a new global topographic map of Saturn’s moon Titan that has opened new windows into understanding its liquid flows and terrain. Two new papers, published Dec. 2 in Geophysical Review Letters, describe the map and discoveries arising from it. Creating ...

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More Than Sports: Stadiums Try Video Games and Surfing

The adrenaline of a live show, the thrill of sharing air with a superstar performer and thousands of passionate fans, is difficult to replicate on a screen. But technology is trying. Images are getting sharper, speakers subtler and streaming faster. Viewers can customize and interact with real-time content while relaxing ...

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Too Good to Be Ignored: Women Who Reached the Top in Sports

When AnnMaria De Mars was growing up in the 1960s and ’70s in Alton, Ill., a “short, fat little kid with real thick glasses,” as she described herself, there were few outlets for girls interested in sports. “Back then, Title IX hadn’t passed, so it was perfectly legal to say, ...

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NYT > International Sports

NYT > International Sports NYT > International Sports Serena Williams Sails Past Match Record in Grand Slam Tournament Hip Injury Forces Kyrgios to Withdraw; Journeyman Challenges Murray Special Report: Italian Grand Prix: What Makes a Winning Team? Special Report: Italian Grand Prix: Ferrari’s Long Road Back to the Top Special ...

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Britain’s Huge Investment in Summer Olympic Sports Pays Off

Twenty years ago, Britain’s athletes returned from the Olympics branded as the “team of shame.” Britain had won only one gold medal at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, and finished 36th in the Olympic medal table, below Kazakhstan, Algeria and Ireland. In this year’s Rio Games, though, Britain was ...

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Vietnam, S Korea firms partner for $500 mln sports complex

Hanoi Tourist has signed an agreement with South Korean firm Global Consultant Network to build a US$ 500 million sports complex that will include a horse racetrack, the media reported. The project in the capital city will also have a golf course, entertainment venues, a shopping mall and hotels. A ...

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Video: How Olympic Athletes Hack Their Sports With Physics

Besides being the birthplace of #Phelpsface, the Green Pool, and the mainstreamification of cupping, the 2016 Rio Olympic Games were also home—wonder of wonders!—to some incredible athletic feats. Though Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, and Usain Bolt’s performances seem to defy physics, we at WIRED did our best to explain the ...

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