Professor Haake, Engineering Sport film with the Royal Institution

Professor Haake has been working with the Royal Institution on a series of films exploring the world of sport, technology and engineering. Not only that but they’ve launched with the very same name as our blog! The collection of films will be available soon, but for now you can get a taste by viewing the […]

Rafa’s racket: a weighty issue

At first glance, the spectacular conclusion of the men’s singles competition at the Australian Open may seem to suggest that Rafael Nadal is still clueless when it comes to playing the tireless Novak Djokovic. However, there is a difference to Nadal’s game this year compared to last. Nadal, former world number one, surrendered 6 defeats […]

The heat is on for cyclists in the London velodrome

The velodrome which will host the track cycling events at the 2012 Olympics in London is now open. The facility is the first to open in the Olympic village and has been given the title of the ‘best in the World’. When a country hosts a major sports event, such as the Olympics, they want to […]

Ski Jump world record falls

Although not an avid follower of winter sports, I noticed that the world record for the ski-jump was broken on the 11th of February. Johan Remen Evensen of Norway jumped 246.5 m at the Nordic Vikersundbakken ski jumping hill.  The video below shows the jump itself.

Smart Balls, tracking technology in sports coaching

The American science magazine; Popular Science recently posted an article regarding a new basketball sensor system. The system is able to track a player’s performance as they dribble, pass or make a shot, although from the article it is unclear whether this system is legal for use during competition or strictly training only. Sensor systems in […]

Powerbalance, the power of holograms -Update!

My curiosity was piqued recently on a last-minute Christmas shopping trip. As I wandered round the sports section of a local branch of a department store, my mind was struggling to contend with the mental challenges of garish festive displays, oppressive crowding and music so good it’s only played for a few weeks every year. […]