SCIENCE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS: SCIENCE FRICTION

submitted by: nsf

Curling has been in the Winter Olympics for four years now, but it still seems a little strange to most of us. John Shuster, the captain--or "skip"--of the U.S. Curling Team in Vancouver, explains this unusual sport, and NSF-funded scientists Sam Colbeck, a retired scientist from the U.S. Army Cold Regions Lab and physicist George Tuthill of Plymouth State University explain the friction that makes it all work.

Photonic Band Gap Materials: Light Trapping Crystals, Pt 1

submitted by: icamvid

Sajeev John gives a talk at the LC2CAM conference about adaptability of PBG, 3D Micro-fabrication, uses of light localization, and engineering EM Vacuum.