Science Nation - Ticket to Ride

submitted by: nsf
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has featured Professor Andrew Sweeting in a new video story in its online magazine Science Nation. Sweeting specializes in industrial organization and one line of his research focuses on perishable good markets. In the story "Ticket to Ride," Sweeting's work on price dynamics for sporting tickets is explained, using the example of Duke basketball tickets. Visit NSF's Science Nation web page:...

Why Science is Cool- How Physics Affect Basketball

submitted by: Tyson King
The self-proclaimed Newton's Ballers introduce two important components of the physics behind the game that has inspired countless souls, basketball. Including an original rap, a 360 degree dunk, and slow motion shots, we truly hope that the crew has done an outstanding job of arousing interest among viewers, and of encapsulating the essence of why science is cool. (Please note that we do understand that the two topics/lessons covered in the video were done so semi-briefly and without too...