Saturday, June 27, 2015

An Intelligent Dummy

A scenic to start  your day. My daily hike out our back door and up Moose Mountain ends at South Peak, which affords a nice view of Goose Pond. Part of Goose, which is larger than you would think from this picture (it has six miles of shoreline) is in Hanover, but to get there you have to drive around the mountain. The peak in the background is Cardigan. Click the photo for a better view.
On my daily rounds I discover a lot of material for this site but I can't find it all, which is why I appreciate the occasional link sent this way. Not having a Facebook account (and obnoxiously proud of that fact) I hadn't seen the following, which was shared by a friend:

What is it, you ask. It's a Mobile Tackling Target being developed by Dartmouth engineers (including former defensive tackle Elliot Kastner '13 in cooperation with football coach Buddy Teevens. The idea is to have a motorized device to allow players to practice tackling without getting hurt.

Read about what the marketing wannabe in me would like to call an "intelligent dummy" HERE.

Here's a video on how it was developed:

And here's Teevens talking about it:

Former jayvee quarterback Sean Furey '05 saved the best for last, uncorking a personal record 272-foot, 7-inch throw to win the javelin at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., and earn a berth on the U.S. team headed to China in August. (LINK)

Find more about Furey HERE.
Garrett Waggoner begins his CFL career tonight as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders. As a rookie Wags is third on the depth chart at the Will linebacker spot. The game is available online on ESPN3 at 8 p.m. Eastern.