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访谈录 2008-06-18&06-20 高科技助力,英运动员备战北京奥运

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This room is Beijing. It may be situated1 at Portsmouth University but with a temperature of 31 degrees and humidity at 70 percent, this thermal2 chamber3 is giving athletes a taste of what they'll face in a few months.


Well it's certainly hot and sweaty in here. Among all the talk about Beijing it's been about the pollution problem, for many of the athletes it's actually the humidity that's causing them the greatest concern. And that's what the British are hoping to have a competitive advantage.


Around 20 different teams have been tested in here. Triathletes,athletes,even the shooting team,all trying to get an edge no matter how tiny an advantage it might give them.


Coz' you're dealing4 with such small margins6 of success,if I tell you that at the last Olympics we won four Olympic golds in the 4X100 meters relay of men's. We won the 800 meters,with female track event, the 1000 meters cycling and the coxless fours rowing and winning margin5 when added together of all those events was less than 0.2 of a second,you can see that something like not being prepared to perform in the heat could easily make a deterioration7 in performers that could make a difference not just between a gold and a silver medal but between a gold medal and absolutely nothing whatsoever8.


So here they are testing cycling helmets,trying to work out which designs are better for cooling down the cyclist's head.


OK,well,for example, we guess we are here,this is,this is the kit9 which we would use to measure how much sweat is being..


The British team is convinced that it's not only training and diet which their athletes need to pay attention to,but how the heat affects performance.So these help the scientists see deep body temperature. They are thermometers that are swallowed by the athletes, sending heat information back to computers to be monitored.


In the past,these were a bit bigger,they weren't disposable,and so you have to go and retrieve10 them.So,the nice thing about the advancement11 in technology is that it's become smaller and because it's become smaller it's become cheaper and we can get rid of it afterwards without having to go and find it.


Big business in science hope they can help Britain increase their medal hope. But other countries are watching closely.Many of the innovations going into Beijing are being kept secret. Technology is the legal and possibly crucial advantage that could push an athlete over the finishing line first.

 


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1 situated JiYzBH     
adj.坐落在...的,处于某种境地的
参考例句:
  • The village is situated at the margin of a forest.村子位于森林的边缘。
  • She is awkwardly situated.她的处境困难。
2 thermal 8Guyc     
adj.热的,由热造成的;保暖的
参考例句:
  • They will build another thermal power station.他们要另外建一座热能发电站。
  • Volcanic activity has created thermal springs and boiling mud pools.火山活动产生了温泉和沸腾的泥浆池。
3 chamber wnky9     
n.房间,寝室;会议厅;议院;会所
参考例句:
  • For many,the dentist's surgery remains a torture chamber.对许多人来说,牙医的治疗室一直是间受刑室。
  • The chamber was ablaze with light.会议厅里灯火辉煌。
4 dealing NvjzWP     
n.经商方法,待人态度
参考例句:
  • This store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.该商店因买卖公道而享有极高的声誉。
  • His fair dealing earned our confidence.他的诚实的行为获得我们的信任。
5 margin 67Mzp     
n.页边空白;差额;余地,余裕;边,边缘
参考例句:
  • We allowed a margin of 20 minutes in catching the train.我们有20分钟的余地赶火车。
  • The village is situated at the margin of a forest.村子位于森林的边缘。
6 margins 18cef75be8bf936fbf6be827537c8585     
边( margin的名词复数 ); 利润; 页边空白; 差数
参考例句:
  • They have always had to make do with relatively small profit margins. 他们不得不经常设法应付较少的利润额。
  • To create more space between the navigation items, add left and right margins to the links. 在每个项目间留更多的空隙,加左或者右的margins来定义链接。
7 deterioration yvvxj     
n.退化;恶化;变坏
参考例句:
  • Mental and physical deterioration both occur naturally with age. 随着年龄的增长,心智和体力自然衰退。
  • The car's bodywork was already showing signs of deterioration. 这辆车的车身已经显示出了劣化迹象。
8 whatsoever Beqz8i     
adv.(用于否定句中以加强语气)任何;pron.无论什么
参考例句:
  • There's no reason whatsoever to turn down this suggestion.没有任何理由拒绝这个建议。
  • All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you,do ye even so to them.你想别人对你怎样,你就怎样对人。
9 kit D2Rxp     
n.用具包,成套工具;随身携带物
参考例句:
  • The kit consisted of about twenty cosmetic items.整套工具包括大约20种化妆用品。
  • The captain wants to inspect your kit.船长想检查你的行装。
10 retrieve ZsYyp     
vt.重新得到,收回;挽回,补救;检索
参考例句:
  • He was determined to retrieve his honor.他决心恢复名誉。
  • The men were trying to retrieve weapons left when the army abandoned the island.士兵们正试图找回军队从该岛撤退时留下的武器。
11 advancement tzgziL     
n.前进,促进,提升
参考例句:
  • His new contribution to the advancement of physiology was well appreciated.他对生理学发展的新贡献获得高度赞赏。
  • The aim of a university should be the advancement of learning.大学的目标应是促进学术。
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