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The Newest Olympic Event: Scientific Discovery

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

Aug 5, 2008 5:00 AMNov 12, 2019 4:27 AM
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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

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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