Hohenstein researchers improve functional sportswear

Tests show the wide range of thermo-physiological properties in sports textiles
German manufacturers of sports textiles are among the most innovative companies in the textile industry. Researchers at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim are helping these companies to improve the functional properties of their textiles by developing practical construction guidelines.
In a recently completed research project: (AiF No. 15481 N), with funding from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) provided through the Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AIF), they drew specific conclusions about the physiological comfort characteristics of a variety of different types of knitted garments. The textile industry will be able to use the construction guidelines that resulted from the research work to continue …

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Skydiving Wollongong will fill you with excitement

Wollongong is a large city in the state of NSW in Australia which is known for skydiving, among other things. The facilities provided to the skydivers are excellent, and the scenic beauty of the Wollongong skies attracts thousands of skydiving enthusiasts every year. Skydiving Wollongong is famous for the beautiful water view that a skydiver gets during his free fall.
Skydiving, as a sporting activity for recreational purposes started in eighty’s though it has been around for quite some time as a military exercise for the soldiers. For those who are always on the lookout for some adventure and excitement, skydiving is a good option. There is a misconception among the masses that skydiving is only …

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Study explains science of soccer

With the attention of sports fans worldwide focused on South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, U.S. scientist John Eric Goff has made the aerodynamics of the soccer ball a focus of his research.
In an article appearing in the magazine Physics Today this month, Goff examines the science of soccer and explains how the world’s greatest players are able to make a soccer ball do things that would seem to defy the forces of nature.
Goff’s article looks at the ball’s changing design and how its surface roughness and asymmetric air forces contribute to its path once it leaves a player’s foot. His analysis leads to an understanding of how reduced air density in games …

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