SCIENCE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS: AIR LIFT

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This year, the U.S. team is a serious medal contender in Nordic Combined, a sport that combines ski jumping with cross-country skiing. U.S. hopefuls Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong, along with NSF-funded scientists Paul Doherty, senior scientist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and physicist George Tuthill of Plymouth State University explain the principles of physics that are used to get high scores in the long jumps.

SCIENCE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS: SNOWBOARDING

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The stakes are high for the snowboarders in Vancouver as they try to master new tricks to unseat the star of Torino, American Shaun White. But to get "max air" off the half-pipe without losing their balance, they might want to check out this experiment that Paul Doherty, a senior scientist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, cooked up, using a skateboard and a glass of water.

SCIENCE OF SPEED: MOMENTUM AND TIME

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Increasing the time of a collision from a tenth of a second to two tenths of a second can make a huge difference in the number of G's a driver experiences. The car, the track, seat belts, and seat construction spread out the force of impact and save lives.

SCIENCE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS: BANKING ON SPEED

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The winter games in Vancouver provide a chance for the United States' four-man bobsled team to win its first gold medal in more than 60 years. And with the help of Paul Doherty, senior scientist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, Deborah King, associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences at Ithaca College, physicist George Tuthill of Plymouth State University, and bobsled designer Bob Cuneo, the team explains how they hope to accomplish this feat.

SCIENCE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS: DOWNHILL SCIENCE

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In February, Olympic skiers such as Julia Mancuso, Ted Ligety, Marco Sullivan and Scott Macartney will race down Vancouver's Whistler Mountain at speeds of up to 90 miles an hour. Paul Doherty, senior scientist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and Sam Colbeck, a retired scientist from the U.S. Army Cold Regions lab, explain the physics of this downhill thrill ride.

Science of NFL Football - Projectile Motion & Parabolas

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"Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League. In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt looks at the science of projectile motion and parabolas with the help of former NFL punter Craig Hentrich. NSF-funded scientists Professor Jim Gates from the University of Maryland, Professor John Ziegert of Clemson University, and Professor Rhonda Hughes from Bryn Mawr College, explain the...

Relativistic Phase Displacement Space Drive - Warping Space Time with Phased Standing Waves

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It is a brief explanation about a relativistic space propulsion system which uses a lattice/matrix of Phase Displacement Space Drives, producing crisscrossing pattern of Phased Standing Waves, to generate a sequence of spinning waves for causing a FTL moving force, in order to warp spacetime, enabling fast interstellar travel in an energy-efficient way.

Science Digest - The Lost Episode - Astronaut

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Quirky Science Digest Host Mathew Arden interviews Astronaut Chuck Malone in this Lost Pilot episode.

We dug up the lost pilot episode of Science Digest from 1981! Check out Mathew Arden's insightful and hilarious interview with Astronaut Chuck Malone about the moon, space travel, gravity, fame and coming
home. Enjoy!

Pop Bottle Racer Derby

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Science experiment, kids experiment with gravity while creating a pop bottle racer.

Nucleomistry Lecture 7

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On the four fundamental forces of physics.