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‘Talk Test’ Helps Set Exercise Intensity for Athletes in Training

The "Talk Test" provides a simple and reliable indicator of the proper training intensity for runners, suggests a report in the March ...

Caltech-led team creates damage-tolerant metallic glass

PASADENA, Calif. -- Glass is inherently strong, but when it cracks or otherwise fails, it proves brittle, shattering almost immediately. Steel and other metal alloys tend to be tough -- they resist shattering -- but are also relatively weak; they ...

New glass tops steel in strength and toughness

Glass stronger and tougher than steel? A new type of damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of any known material, has been developed and tested by a collaboration of researchers with the U.S. Departme...

Mother’s milk improves the physical condition of future adolescents

Enrique García Artero, the principal author of the study and researcher at the University of Granada pointed out that, "Our objective was to analyse the relationship between the duration of breastfeeding babies and their physical condition in adole...

Strength training for seniors provides cognitive function, economic benefits: VCH-UBC study

A one-year follow-up study on seniors who participated in a strength training exercise program shows sustained cognitive benefits as well as savings for the healthcare system. The research, conducted at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at Vanc...

Researchers create new high-performance fiber

Researchers at Northwestern University have nanoengineered a new kind of fiber that could be tougher than Kevlar. Working in a multidisciplinary team that includes groups from other universities and the MER Corporation, Horacio Espinosa, James N. ...

Climate change: Can geoengineering satisfy everyone?

Reflecting sunlight from the Earth by geoengineering would undoubtedly cool the climate, but would different countries agree on how much to reflect? Research by climate scientists at the University of Bristol shows that the impact of geoengineering ...

Surfing for earthquakes

A better understanding of the ground beneath our feet will result from research by seismologists and Rapid -- a group of computer scientists at the University of Edinburgh. The Earth's structure controls how earthquakes travel and the damage they ca...

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