Table of Contents The Body 2008

The-Body
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karate
Martial artists use great force and precision in their attacks—but no trickery.
dunk
Shooting a basketball underhand gives your shot far better arc and spin.
speedo
NASA-inspired sneaker soles, ping-pong paddles that whip the ball, "ballistic" artificial kayak courses...
toorock
They won't be in the Olympics, but extreme athletes also perform at the highest levels of skill and athleticism.
ccMASHDnArt
A new age of biotechnology promises bigger, faster, better bodies—and no existing tests will catch it.
fight
Getting the crap knocked out of you is a great primer on how your body works—and fails.

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ballet
There's more behind the arabesque, grand jeté, and fouetté than just practice and really strong toes.
seniorkiss
Doctors and drug companies are working hard to help seniors get it on like teenagers.
desert
What to do when you're trapped in the desert, hit by lightning, stranded at sea, etc.
flyfish
It's like pitching a cotton ball at major-league speeds: up to 600 feet per second.
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