How Stuff Works: Scientists Discover Something Mind-blowing About How Usain Bolt Runs

Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development

How Stuff Works: Scientists Discover Something Mind-blowing About How Usain Bolt Runs

How Stuff Works covered the research of Peter Weyand and his colleagues on the asymmetrical running gait of the world's fastest man.

The New York Times: Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride

The New York Times covers the research of SMU locomotion expert Dr. Peter Weyand and his SMU Locomotor Performance Lab in "Bolt is the fastest sprinter ever in spite of — or because of? — an uneven stride that upends conventional wisdom."

People ForWords team named semifinalist in national XPrize competition

SMU's puzzle-solving smartphone app selected as one of eight to move to next round in $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition For Corey Clark, deputy director for research in the SMU Guildhall game development program, adult literacy became a personal challenge the moment he learned of its scope. “There are about 600,000 adults [...]

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: 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.

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