SCIENCE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS: SLAPSHOT PHYSICS

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One of the most popular team sports in the Winter Olympics is hockey. More than just a physical game, for scientists, it's a showcase for physics on ice--especially when it comes to the slapshot. Three-time Olympian Julie Chu, Thomas Humphrey, a senior scientist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and Katharine Flores, an associate professor in the department of materials science and engineering at Ohio State University, break down the science of hockey's hardest shot.

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...