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To Throw Farther, Waste Energy

Science  01 Oct 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5693, pp. 42-43
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5693.42b

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DAVIS, CALIFORNIA-- From 13 to 16 September, researchers from many disciplines discussed sports from curling to skydiving, from table tennis to boxing, at the 5th International Conference on Engineering of Sport. A new mechanical analysis suggests that seemingly wasted motions actually enable the arm to fling things farther.

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