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November 19, 2016
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Creating 3-D Hands to keep us safe and increase security

Creating a 3-D replica of someone’s hand complete with all five fingerprints and breaking into a secure vault sounds like a plot from a James Bond movie. But Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Anil Jain recently discovered this may not … Continue reading

February 18, 2015
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Is cheating on the field worse than cheating on a spouse? Some fans think so

ANN ARBOR — Why did fans and sponsors such as Nike drop Lance Armstrong but stay loyal to Tiger Woods? Probably because Armstrong’s doping scandal took place on the field, unlike Wood’s off-the-field extramarital affairs, according to new studies. A … Continue reading

September 6, 2014
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The Science of Movement

From Parkinson’s to obesity, the School of Kinesiology is using exercise as a prescription to make a difference in people’s lives. In the dim light of a School of Kinesiology lab, infrared light-sensitive tape glows on a dozen points of … Continue reading

June 19, 2014
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Despite its British origins, Americans get a bad rap for using the word ‘soccer’

ANN ARBOR — It’s football, not soccer! Or is it? Americans use the word soccer to describe the game that just about everybody else in the world calls football, and this duel over semantics enrages purists of the game.