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Topend Sports News Alert 

Hi, I am Rob, publisher of the Topend Sports website. You are receiving this email as you have either recently signed up via the website or you were members of my previous fitness newsletter mailing list. Topend Sports is an online resource of sports related information on science, fitness and nutrition. In this weekly newsletter, I am going to share with you some of the latest news and information that I have found in each of these areas. 

In the NEWS: A Field Test for Concussion

Scientists have proposed a new method for quick determination of head injuries at the sporting field, important for sports like rugby, football (soccer) and American football. New research has indicated that it could be possible to use a breath test to detect key chemicals that are produced by the damaged brain. This would replace the psychological testing and set waiting periods that are currently used in some sports before a player is let back onto the field. Read more

New Product:
Vessyl the Smart Cup

You might have seen this yourself (I was swamped with ads for it in my facebook feed). Vessyl is a smart cup - a drinking cup that monitors your hydration status plus the composition of  fluids. It recognizes any liquid that is poured into it - identifying  and reporting back the fluid volume consumed as well as nutritional content like calories and caffeine. I think it is pretty cool, and have pre-ordered one already! UPDATE: these made it to production, but the company may have stopped selling them now.

Video: 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport

If you have an interest in biomechanics, this is a great video to watch. Professor John Barrow is the author of 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport, and this is a video of his lecture when he launched the book. The book and the video are full of fascinating things to do with maths and sport. Very interesting particularly for anyone with an interest in biomechanics.

New on Topend Sports: New Sport Guide

Since adding a section on Topend Sports for people to list new sports, I have discovered that there are a lot of people coming up with ideas for new sports all the time. Many of these sport creators are really passionate about their ideas, but have no idea what to do next to make it a reality. I have created a guide for them with a few ideas to direct them on the path to getting their sport played and spreading.

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