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The Newest Olympic Event: Scientific Discovery

Everything you need to know about the science and technology of the games.

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When the 2008 Olympics kick off on Thursday, there will be more to see than just top-notch athletic competition. DISCOVER brings you all the info you need to understand the sweet technology and captivating science that goes into the Olympic events:

The Year The Olympics Went (Really) Hi-Tech

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Sports Technology

How to Turn Your Fist Into a Brick-Breaking Machine

Physics Proves It: Everyone Should Shoot Granny-Style

Will Gene Therapy Destroy Sports?

Athletes On the Edge: Sword Swallowers, Arctic Swimmers, and Human Cannonballs

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Many of these articles are from DISCOVER's special issue

on the human body. The issue will be on sale through September 22, only at newsstands.

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