SCIENCE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS: MATHLETES

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It's been called "the Queen of Sciences"--mathematics. It might not be as obvious in Olympic sports as physics or materials-engineering, but math--from simple arithmetic to calculus--is part of every jump, every spin, every move the athletes make on snow or ice. Mathematician Edward Burger from Williams College explains why math counts.

Science of NFL Football - The Pythagorean Theorem

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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. NBC's Lester Holts explores the path a defender must take in order to tackle a ball carrier, and how this distance - called the "angle of pursuit" - can be calculated by using the Pythagorean Theorem to find the hypotenuse of a right triangle, and the distance of a defender's angle of pursuit. Dr. John Ziegert of Clemson University...

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...

Science of NFL Football - Kinematics

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In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt and former NFL running back Deuce McAllister explore kinematics on the playing field. NSF-funded scientists Tony Schmitz from the University of Florida and John Ziegert of Clemson University explain how the kinematic concepts of position, velocity and acceleration can be used to define how a running back moves.

Cure For Addiction

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Is it possible to cure drug addiction through medicine. This short film experiments with that reality.

The Outer Planets

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Professors Gary Flandro and Bruce Murray discuss turning a journey to the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune a possibility.Plotting a trip to the outer planets.

Space Week: Roving Mars, Part 2

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The journey of a Rover from its launch to its touchdown on Mars.How do you get a Rover to Mars? Here's the trip from launch to touchdown.