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New body units offer info on effects of blasts on soldiers

Aug 1, 2012
The U.S. military is experimenting with new ways to gather data to help personnel in short-term and long-term.
Posted In: Army, military, sensors, Twitter, Olympics

How Twitter's exposing NBC's Olympic failures

Jul 31, 2012
Television ratings are up for the 2012 Olympics, even with so-called spoilers all over the Internet. Blogger and author Jeff Jarvis talks about NBC's failures to keep up with the Twittersphere.
Posted In: social media, Olympics, Internet, journalists

Olympic gold can be golden on Wall Street

Jul 31, 2012
Endorsements aren’t the only financial payoff for successful Olympic athletes. There’s a well-worn path from the podium to Wall Street jobs.
Posted In: Olympics, Wall Street

Clyde Drexler on the Dream Team, then and now

Jul 31, 2012
Clyde Drexler was part of the 1992 U.S.A. men's basketball Olympic team, dubbed the "Dream Team." He talks about how the atmosphere then differs from this year's.
Posted In: NBA, Olympics, London Olympics, basketball

London Olympics' brand exclusion zone rankles some

Jul 27, 2012
'Brand police' on the look out for ads near Olympic Park that aren't official sponsors.
Posted In: London Olympics, Olympics 2012, Olympics

Egyptian Olympians were wearing fake Nike gear

Jul 26, 2012
Members of Egypt's Olympic team were apparently given fake Nike gear to wear during training in London.
Posted In: Olympics, Nike

Does hosting the Olympics ever pay off?

Jul 25, 2012
Olympic host cities get a huge windfall of tax revenues and tourist dollars, right? Freakonomics looks at the effect the games really have on a host city.
Posted In: Olympics 2012, London Olympics, Olympics

Tahoe ski resorts bid for Winter Olympics

May 8, 2012
Squaw Valley hosted the Olympic games back in 1960. The company hopes history repeats itself.
Posted In: Olympics, tahoe, Squaw Valley, skiing, Vail, colorado

Budget issues hurt Greece's 2012 Olympic plans

Apr 5, 2012
Today, the Greek Athletics Federation laid out what it sees as a "bleak future" for sports. The federation has suspended track and field events as part of budget cutbacks. That puts into question Greece's ability compete in the London Olympics this summer.
Posted In: Olympics, Greece, London Olympics, Europe debt crisis

Bioscience getting ready for the Olympics

Feb 22, 2012
Going for the tech gold
Posted In: Olympics, Sports

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