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2010-06-24 13:45:00

In the split second before foot meets ball, a soccer player's body betrays whether a penalty kick will go left or right, according to recent research in cognitive science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The findings could explain how some top goalkeepers are able to head off a penalty kick, diving in the correct direction in advance of the kick. It could also point the way to changes in how players kick, and goalies react. The research, performed by Rensselaer doctoral student Gabriel J....

2009-04-01 13:04:21

The arrival of April Fools' Day in Australia was accompanied by fake announcements of a soccer ball with GPS and plans to rename a popular cricket ground. Google Australia issued a hoax press release early Wednesday announcing the gBall, an Australian Rules soccer ball outfitted with motion sensors, GPS and artificial intelligence, The Times of London reported Wednesday. With inbuilt GPS, motion sensor and artificial intelligence capabilities, the gBall has a number of amazing features,...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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