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Top 10 applications: No. 8 A fan of cooling

Top 10 applications: No. 8 A fan of cooling

I have a vision of three local folk in the ancient town of Marathon wandering about in blue and silver striped waistcoats unsure if they are looking cool, but not actually feeling cool. They are probably curious about the horizontal panels in their waistcoat, containing some form of crystals – ‘is this fashion?”, and they might also be…

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Top 10 applications: No.9 Hitting the buffers

Top 10 applications: No.9 Hitting the buffers

David Bruce (DB) Dill of the Harvard Fatigue Laboratory was the first to systematically, explore exercise tolerance in response to the manipulation of blood acid-base balance. His group and several others had first increased blood acidity and noticed a worsening of exercise performance. This led them to developing the hypothesising that increasing basicity would facilitate exercise performance, and…

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Sleep to Win

Top 10 applications, No. 10 “A well-spent day brings happy sleep”, (Leonardo da Vinci)

“A well-spent day brings happy sleep”, (Leonardo da Vinci) No. 10 – Sleep Sometime around the summer of 2002 I was roped into participating in a study by Charlie Pedlar. For three days, we carted down to the sleep laboratories at Surrey University and spent about an hour having wires glued to my head, jaw, chin, arm, leg…

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