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Stability & Vibration Damping in Alpine Skiing

Date : 01/09/2014

Clip Length : 00:05:32

For alpine skiers Heath Calhoun and Julia Mancuso the engineering and design of their skis will be critical to success at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, especially when it comes to hard packed snow surfaces where vibrations on the slope impact speed and performance. “Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Stability & Vibration Damping in Alpine Skiing
Shaun White & Engineering the Half Pipe

Date : 01/09/2014

Clip Length : 00:05:22

Shaun White is known for his spectacular tricks in the Olympic snowboard half pipe event. More than just his incredible athletic skill and years of training, it's also the engineering and design of the half pipe that allows White to gain enough speed to generate big air. "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Shaun White & Engineering the Half Pipe
Shani Davis & Engineering Competition Suits

Date : 01/09/2014

Clip Length : 00:05:50

Long track speed skater Shani Davis has the opportunity to become the first man to win gold medals in the same event in three consecutive Olympic Winter Games. In addition to his quickness, endurance, and skating prowess, Davis will be wearing one of the most advanced competition suits ever engineered. "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Shani Davis & Engineering Competition Suits
Science of Snow

Date : 01/09/2014

Clip Length : 00:04:40

Snow is an essential part of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. How it's formed and how it reacts has been studied by scientists for centuries and continues to this day by scientists like glaciologist Sarah Konrad and chemist Cort Anastasio. "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Science of Snow
Science of Ice

Date : 01/09/2014

Clip Length : 00:05:22

The unique surface of ice allows the slide and glide of winter sports to happen, with ice specially created to serve the needs of various Olympic events. ʺScience and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Science of Ice
Physics of Figure Skating

Date : 01/09/2014

Clip Length : 00:05:07

Figure skaters must be aware of their center of mass, which affects the balance and stability of every step, jump, spin, and lift that the skaters perform. “Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Physics of Figure Skating
Olympic Movement & Robotic Design

Date : 01/09/2014

Clip Length : 00:05:07

The Olympic Winter Games are a showcase of human movement and athletic achievement. Raffaello D'Andrea of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology draws inspiration from Olympic athletes with the quadrocopter, a flying robotic device that has the ability to learn and improve its performance over time. "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Olympic Movement & Robotic Design
Nick Goepper & the Physics of Slopestyle Skiing

Date : 01/09/2014

Clip Length : 00:04:58

Slopestyle skiing will debut at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi with Nick Goepper leading the way for the United States. Along with physical skill, Goepper must rely on physics in order to spin, twist, and flip through the air. "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Nick Goepper & the Physics of Slopestyle Skiing
Injury & Recovery

Date : 01/09/2014

Clip Length : 00:05:13

While on course to defend her downhill gold medal, Lindsey Vonn suffered a devastating knee injury when she tore her ACL. Using the field of regenerative engineering, Cato Laurencin has engineered the L-C ligament, a device that could one day reduce recovery time and get athletes like Vonn back on the slopes faster. "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Injury & Recovery
Building Faster & Safer Bobsleds

Date : 01/09/2014

Clip Length : 00:06:10

Bobsled is one of the fastest and most exciting sports at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Michael Scully from BMW DesignWorks USA is the designer behind the new two-man Team USA bobsled, which he hopes will be one of the fastest sleds ever build. Meantime, engineers like Mont Hubbard are working to make tracks safer for the athletes. "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Building Faster & Safer Bobsleds

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