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F50 catamarans used in the "Formula One"of sailing can travel at up to 50 knots.
With aerodynamics out of the equation, it’s possible to go really, really fast.
British cyclist Neil Campbell has set a new men's speed record for slipstreaming behind a car. But his speed of 280km an hour, while breathtaking, has not taken human cycling performance to the limit.
Planes have many sensors, supplying all kinds of useful data.
A pilot and researcher knows that airplanes are full of sensors – and finds a way onboard computers can use the data to detect equipment failure and tell pilots what's a real emergency and what's not.
Check the position: Australian rider Caleb Ewan wins stage two of the Tour Down Under in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 2018.
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Most long distance road cycling events are won or lost in the final sprint of any race stage. Here's one tip that could give you an extra 5kph advantage.
A streamlined Lizzie Yarnold sliding her way to gold.
The science behind the suits that gave Britain's medal-winning athletes a crucial speed boost.
When is it too hot to fly?
Major airports around the world will see more frequent flight restrictions in the coming decades because of increasingly common hot temperatures.
Gareth Bale thinks about physics.
The science behind a successful set piece.
Physics says Game of Thrones dragons can fly. Whoever said maths was useless?
Do the holes in the banner carried by these Vietnam veterans during an Anzac Day parade in Canberra make any difference?
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Attend any ANZAC Day parade and you might see people carrying banners with holes cut in them. They're supposed to cut any drag or wind resistance but do they do any good?
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Amazon's latest delivery drone looks strange - here's how it flies.
Keeping it together. Staying out the wind. the TTT at the Giro d'Italia.
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Mountains? Pah. 60kph sprints and 220km stages? They're nothing. The thing most troubling the teas battling for the yellow jersey is this time trial.
Wiggo is days away from 60 minutes of pain.
Riding a bike for 60 minutes doesn't sound like the hardest thing in the world, but trying to cover 55km will push the Tour de France winner to the limit.
The perfect high dive has been modelled on the way a falling cat twists its body in mid air. Researchers at the University…
Cyclists in the Monash Wind Tunnel are able to measure the effects of their gear on wind resistance.
As the Tour de France approaches its final days, teams will be looking to place their top riders in the best possible position for the all-important individual time trial in the penultimate stage, where…
Mark Webber of Red Bull Racing takes a new-look car for a spin during pre-season testing in Spain.
The big race of the annual Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix is coming up this Sunday at Albert Park, Melbourne – and it marks the beginning of a new era as a new set of rules and regulations are adopted…
It’s no beach ball.
There are now only a few months to go until the biggest sporting event of 2014 – the FIFA World Cup in Brazil – and questions are being asked. Will the stadiums be ready? Are the airports ready for the…
Many owl species have developed specialised plumage to effectively eliminate the aerodynamic noise from their wings – allowing…
The success of soccer player Christiano Ronaldo’s powerful “knuckleball” strike is due to fluctuating aerodynamic lift forces…