Energy & Matter

WSJ: Physics of Flopping — Cuban Backs a Study

WSJ Cuban flopping 400x300The Wall Street Journal journalist Ben Cohen covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data.

The coverage, “Physics of Flopping: Cuban Backs a Study,” was posted June 7. Continue reading

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New York Daily News: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban funds flopping study

NY Daily News Cuban flopping 400x300New York Daily News journalist Amara Grautski covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data.

The coverage, “Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban funds flopping study,” was posted June 7. Continue reading

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Yahoo! Sports: Mark Cuban’s $100K sponsors a university’s study on the mechanics and fallout of NBA flopping

MCLL6713Yahoo! Sports journalist Kelly Dwyer covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data.

The coverage, “Mark Cuban’s $100K sponsors a university’s study on the mechanics and fallout of NBA flopping,” was posted June 7. Continue reading

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Dallas Observer: Mark Cuban and SMU Are Teaming Up for an Important Scientific Study of NBA Flopping

Journalist Eric Nicholson with the Dallas Observer covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data.

The coverage, “Mark Cuban and SMU Are Teaming Up for an Important Scientific Study of NBA Flopping,” was posted June 7. Continue reading

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Business Insider: Mark Cuban Is Funding A Scientific Study To End Flopping In The NBA

Business Insider covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data.

The coverage, “Mark Cuban Is Funding A Scientific Study To End Flopping In The NBA,” was posted June 7. Continue reading

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ESPN: Cuban funds flopping study

Flopping SMU Peter Weyand Mark CubanESPN covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data.

The coverage, “Cuban funds flopping study,” was posted June 7. Continue reading

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SMU biomechanics experts team with Mark Cuban to research phony falls in basketball

Biomechanics experts at Southern Methodist University have teamed with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for a scientific study of the unsavory practice of player flopping in basketball and other sports.

Cuban-owned Radical Hoops Ltd. awarded more than $100,000 to fund the 18-month research study at SMU to investigate the forces in typical basketball collisions. Continue reading

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NOvA neutrino detector in Minnesota records first 3-D particle tracks in search to understand universe

NOvA detector, Ash River, Fermilab, SMU, Thomas Coan, PhysicsWhat will soon be the most powerful neutrino detector in the United States has recorded its first three-dimensional images of particles. Scientists’ goal for the completed detector is to use it to discover properties of mysterious fundamental particles called neutrinos.

Using the first completed section of the NOvA neutrino detector under construction in Minnesota, scientists have begun collecting data from cosmic rays—particles produced by a constant rain of atomic nuclei falling on the Earth’s atmosphere from space.
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UPI: Cosmic explosions give dark energy clues

The Asian news wire service Asian News International has covered the SMU Physics Department’s recent supernovae discoveries.

The article, “Exploding stars offer clues to dark energy,” was published Feb. 28. Light from two massive stars that exploded hundreds of millions of years ago recently reached Earth, and each event was identified as a supernova by SMU graduate students in the physics department. Continue reading

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