The Science of the Olympics

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The 2012 Olympic Games in London are opening July 27! A great way to further your enjoyment of the athletic events - and learn a bit too - is to check out the National Science Foundation's "Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering in Sports" video series. The episodes are around 5 minutes long, and explore the science, engineering and technology involved in the performance of the Olympic athletes. Among the 10 titles available for online viewing are "The Biomechanics of Usain Bolt", "Engineering for Mobility", and "Missy Franklin and Fluid Dynamics". And for more "Science of Sports" video series from the NSF, go to the Science 360 site.