Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Science Behind the Gold: Olympic Videos from the NSF and NBC

With the start of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia set for Friday, February 7th, the training and dedication of the world's best athletes in snow and ice sports will be on display through Sunday, February 23rd for all the world to see.  In sports as in life, however, there will be more going on than meets the eye.
Delving into the physics, engineering, chemistry, design and mathematics behind the world's foremost sporting event, the National Science Foundation has partnered with NBC Learn (the educational arm of NBC News) for Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.  This enlightening 10-part video collection, narrated by NBC Sports' Liam McHugh, is the latest installment in the Emmy Award-winning Science of Sports series.  It features a variety of sports stories as told by some of the world's top athletes and record holders, as well as perspectives and innovative research from leading NSF-supported engineers and scientists.  Watch Physics of Figure Skating, Olympic Movement & Robotic Design, Science of Ice and seven other segments (the longest just over six minutes long) as they delve into key engineering and science concepts and cutting-edge technology and the integral parts they play in each athlete's respective sport. National Science Foundation

Catch Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games on

The Texas Woman's University Libraries offer access--for current TWU students and faculty and staff members with valid Pioneer Portal login information--to NBC Learn Higher Ed, a collection of primary source videos, newsreels, documents and images. 

~Sandy Cochran

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