Web Video Ad Spending Set to Grow Worldwide

 Web Video Ad Spending Set to Grow Worldwide

YouTube and NBC Olympic coverage are only part of the online video story. It is a worldwide phenomenon predicted to generate $4.5 billion in 2012, up from $1.2 billion in 2008, according to In-Stat. The research company said the technology’s mainstreaming would drive growth in what was once a plaything mainly for students and young adults.

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What Is That Thing On Olympian Kerri Walsh’s Shoulder?

What Is That Thing On Olympian Kerri Walsh’s Shoulder? 

 Olympic Volleyball Player Kerri Walsh

For the longest time I thought the black sinewy thing on Olympic beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh’s shoulder was either a confused Alien face sucker, a horny spider, a bad tattoo decision (a la Mike Tyson), or all of the above. Turns out I was way off, and it’s actually Kinesio athletic tape from a company in Albequerque. And upon further inspection, the hype surrounding the $15 tape appears justified, and goes way beyond helping athletes.

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High Speed Tracking Techniques Help U.S. Swim Team

High Speed Tracking Techniques Help U.S. Swim Team 

  Special device built to analyze a swimmer’s thrust (triangular structure, right) can help swimmer’s stroke.

Around the time that the swimwear company Speedo was calling on NASA scientists to help create the now famous LZR Racer suit–an enhanced skin that many people credit for more than a dozen world records broken by swimmers so far this week in Beijing–a scientist in New York began working on a different tool for the swimmer’s armory.

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China Scores On 1st Weather Manipulation at Olympics

China Scores On 1st Weather Manipulation at Olympics

Chinese weather control rockets like this were used Friday to stop rain from disrupting the Olympics

Beijing fired over 1,000 rain dispersal rockets on Friday evening to blow away rain clouds for the smooth opening ceremony of the 29th Olympic Games at the National Stadium, confirmed the local observatory on Saturday morning. It was the largest rain dispersal operation in China, and the first time that such technology has been used to ensure the weather condition for Olympic opening, said Chinese meteorologists.

    

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