Does symmetry matter for speed? Study finds Usain Bolt may have asymmetrical running gait

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Does symmetry matter for speed? Study finds Usain Bolt may have asymmetrical running gait

SMU study suggests the right and left legs of world champion sprinter Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, may perform differently, defying current scientific assumptions about running speed.

Dallas Innovates: SMU Researchers, Gamers Partner on Cancer Research

Adding the processor power of the network of "Minecraft" gamers could double the amount of computer power devoted to the SMU research project.

Dallas Innovates: Mobile Makerspace Once Known as SparkTruck Rolls Into Town

A big, boxy California truck is being adopted by Southern Methodist University and will be retooled for Texas to help teachers fuel the creative spark in students.

SMU law research: Dallas County gun-surrender program yields few results, needs improvement

A team of SMU law students who spent the past year studying Dallas County’s gun-surrender efforts say the program can be improved and have presented recommendations.

SMU Guildhall and cancer researchers level up to tap human intuition of video gamers in quest to beat cancer

Video gamers have the power to beat cancer, according to cancer researchers and video game developers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

SMU Research Day 2017 visitors query SMU students on the details of their research

The best in SMU undergraduate and graduate research work was on full display at Research Day in the Hughes Trigg Student Center.

Self-persuasion iPad app spurs low-income parents to protect teens against cancer-causing hpv

As health officials struggle to boost the number of teens vaccinated against the deadly human papillomavirus, a new study from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, found that self-persuasion works to bring parents on board.

New study connects running motion to ground force, provides patterns for any runner

New study connects running motion to ground force, provides patterns for any runner. Concise scientific approach accurately predicts runner’s patterns of foot ground-force application — at all speeds and regardless of foot-strike mechanics.

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