Science Spat: Is the use of sport in technology cheating? Round 2.

It appears that in this year’s Olympics, the issue of technology in sport is as big an issue as it’s ever been.  And with running suits appearing in athletics, it is bound to be a hot topic of conversation.  The ‘science spat’ below is the second of three letters and responses between Steve Haake and […]

Professor Haake and the Royal Institution

Professor Haake has been working with the Royal Institution over the past few months to create a series of impressive videos exploring the world of technology in sport. They are available to view on the website but I’ve also embedded the videos below so you can view them on our blog too. Take a look […]

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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 […]

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Is sport good for us?

“Is sport good for us” was the question posed to me for my first blog article for Engineering Sport. Not exactly an ‘easy ice breaker’, but I thought I’d have a good go at it. So, where to start? First, I think it’d be a good idea to differentiate (at least a little) between sport […]

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What is Sport?

The very first question I thought I’d tackle in our ‘Ask a Sports Engineer’ project is quite a fundamental one and also quite different from the subjects we usually tackle on engineeringsport: What is Sport? A lot of the questions we’ve received from the question box asked questions very similar to this. Some people were […]

Sports Engineering Rules

As the inaugural post on the engineering sport blog, there is a weight of responsibility bearing down on the next few paragraphs to set the scene correctly for every post that will follow. Of primary importance is to set out the stall and identify what particular niché this blog will fill in the n-dimensional multiverse […]