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Tackling Change

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President Teddy Roosevelt saved football.  No wonder he’s on Mount Rushmore. During TR’s presidency in the first decade of the 20th century, college football had become increasingly popular.  It had also become brutally dangerous.  Safety features were minimal.  Leather helmets provided only modest protection.  “Real” football meant strapping young men running into each other at great speed, with no regulations governing unnecessary… Read more »


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It’s almost certainly crossed the mind of every child who’s ever played on a swing set:  I wonder if I could swing high enough to go all the way around. That’s the kind of cutting edge issue addressed by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage and their merry team of scientists and engineers on Mythbusters, the Discovery Channel hit show that… Read more »