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News Currents: Olympics-Related Science -- Hold the Sports

News Currents: Olympics-Related Science -- Hold the Sports

Here are some of the science and engineering stories circulating online that address the issues behind the games.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 21:15

Chris Gorski, Editor

News coverage of the Olympics covers every angle -- from sports to epidemiology. Here are some of the science and engineering stories circulating online that address the issues behind the games. 

The Olympics bring people together from every corner of the world. Those people also return home. This Salon article discusses the possibility that visitors will spread communicable diseases.

The Weather Channel is offering pinpoint forecasts for 36 different Olympic venues.

The Los Angeles Times says that the Olympics may be associated with more than 12 million hacking attempts. Each day.

Putting together and maintaining the infrastructure for an event as huge as the London Olympics is a herculean task, according to this article from Data Center Knowledge.

Opening Ceremonies are tomorrow. Enjoy the pageantry, the sports, and the amazing things that happen when an already crowded city takes on even more visitor.

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Chris Gorski

Chris Gorski is an Editor for Inside Science and runs the Sports beat. Follow him on twitter at @c_gorski.