They endure long hours of oft strenuous practice. The way to get better is to practice more, even when injured. For hours at a time, their hearts can beat at 65 percent of their maximum rate. Injuries are common, and there’s always someone waiting to take your spot.
Life in the arts can be tough.
While athletes often have teams of trainers and doctors available to help, many of the insights developed in sports medicine have yet to move beyond the sidelines to the dancers and musicians that could benefit.
In May, at a meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Orlando, Florida, a number of scientists and physicians explained their work with everyone from ballet dancers to heavy metal rockers to classical musicians. They are taking a new approach to the arts — both the disciplines and the participants — in an effort to understand significant issues among recreational and professional artists.
By Norman Rozenberg
This week on Txchnologist, we explored space, drones, insects and powerful eye scanners capable of scanning irises that are up to about 21 feet away.
First, NASA has chosen a space ship design inspired by the Wild West. This craft is designed to slow down an asteroid’s spin and maneuver it much like a cowboy would a cow.
The farms of the future may play home to flying drones and ground-crawling robots. Agriculture is a focal point for current research and development, creating opportunities for more sustainable and efficient farming practices.
Txchnologist then looked at some small creatures doing extraordinary things with just a little bit of tension. An MIT lab has turned insects walking on water into art in their study of fluid dynamics, adding an insoluble dye to accentuate how water moves as the insect scurries.
Finally, scientists have designed an eye scanner so powerful that it is capable of scanning irises from a pretty large distance. Rather than walking up to an eye scanner, this new design will be able to scan the eye in the style of Minority Report.
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