SCIENCE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS: OLYMPICS MOTION

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The Olympics are a unique chance to marvel at the physical abilities of these world-class athletes. But what makes them unique? After all, they're made of the same flesh and blood as the rest of us--how did they become Olympians? Dan Fletcher, an associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley has some answers.

SCIENCE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS: INTERNAL ATHLETE

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The United States hasn't won an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing since 1976, but in 2010, several skiers hope to change that. If they're successful, you can be certain it's due to their incredible endurance--cross-country skiers are among the fittest athletes in the world. Deborah King, an associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences at Ithaca College and Joseph Francisco, president of the American Chemical Society, look at the biochemistry of human endurance.

Science of NFL Football - Nutrition, Hydration, and Health

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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 physically demanding pre-season ritual of NFL training camp. Professor Douglas Casa, head of the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut, and athletic trainers from the Pittsburgh Steelers explain what NFL players must do to stay hydrated and replenish the essential...

Dissection - 02- intrinsic muscles of the back

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Dissection of a human body 02: the intrinsic muscles of the back (vertebral column, spinal meninges, spinal cord). Warning: content may be unsuitable for the faint hearted.

Strange Science: Superhuman Strength

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A Discovery Channel series segment of the science behind the superhuman strength displayed by body-builders and weight-lifters.How do some humans achieve superhuman strength? From a series by the Discovery Channel.