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Sport - Health - 27.12.2023
Brisk walks sup­port smo­king ces­sa­tion
Brisk walks sup­port smo­king ces­sa­tion
Good news for anyone who wants to quit smoking in the new year: In a recently published study, Innsbruck scientists show that ten-minute brisk walking sessions reduce the cravings of temporarily abstinent smokers and improve their overall well-being. The study is the first to compare the effect of indoor and outdoor activity on smoking cessation.

Environment - Sport - 14.11.2023
Sustaina­bi­lity of arti­fi­cial snow on ski-slo­pes
Sustaina­bi­lity of arti­fi­cial snow on ski-slo­pes
Researchers from the Universities of Innsbruck and Waterloo have studied the environmental impact of artificial snowmaking and its effect on the sustainability of ski tourism with Canada as an example. High water and energy consumption and the associated CO2 emissions are a burden on the environmental balance sheet; energy from renewable sources can make winter sports considerably more sustainable.

Health - Sport - 10.10.2023
Extreme sports: How Body and Mind Interact
Extreme sports: How Body and Mind Interact
Ciara Burns crossed the Atlantic in a rowing boat - and collected scientific data about her own body under stress. Now the scientific analysis of the results has been published. Ciara Burns spent 42 days rowing across the Atlantic in 2021 as part of a team of twelve. Clearly, whoever ventures on such an adventure has to go to the extreme limits both physically and mentally.

Sport - 04.12.2018
The Science of Team Sports
The Science of Team Sports
Joint successes in the past increase the chances of winning. This has now been statistically proven in a variety of different team sports. What makes a team successful? This is not only a crucial question for football coaches, it plays a role in almost all areas of life, from corporate management to politics.

Sport - Innovation - 07.05.2018
Football and Big Data: A search engine for movements
Football and Big Data: A search engine for movements
By Birgit Baustädter Tobias Schreck and his team are developing tools for strategy-loving fans and professionals with the University of Konstanz: They visualise and analyse movement data from football games. A ball of wool. That's what the chaotic structure looks like on Professor Tobias Schreck's computer screen at the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualisation at TU Graz.

Sport - 19.01.2017
Aerodynamics on the test rig
Aerodynamics on the test rig
Air flow at the touch of a button. In the wind tunnels of TU Graz, aerodynamic tests are carried out on top athletes, automobiles and even building models. Austrian handcyclists Thomas Frühwirth and Walter Ablinger won silver medals at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier, they were guests of the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer at TU Graz for aerodynamic tests of their bikes and themselves.

Sport - Economics - 08.06.2016
Euro 2016: Computer Predicts Football Results
Euro 2016: Computer Predicts Football Results



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