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  • Science of the Summer Olympics: The Impact of Jenny Simpson 

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    This video is from the "Science of the Summer Olympics" series, produced by NBC and the National Science Foundation. U.S. runner Jenny Simpson relied on new treadmill technology to help rehabilitate from a stress fracture as she trained for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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  • Science of the Summer Olympics: Designing Safety Helmets 

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    This video is from the "Science of the Summer Olympics" series, produced by NBC and the National Science Foundation. A mechanical engineer at New York University's Polytechnic Institute explains how the safety helmets that Olympians wear are designed, constructed, and tested.

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  • Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering for Mobility 

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    This video is from the "Science of the Summer Olympics" series, produced by NBC and the National Science Foundation. A biomechanical engineer at the University of Pittsburgh demonstrates how engineering can help wheelchair athletes of all sports maximize their performance at the Paralympic Games.

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  • Science of the Summer Olympics: Designing a Fast Pool 

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    This video is from the "Science of the Summer Olympics" series, produced by NBC and the National Science Foundation. Through advances in pool design, engineers are helping swimmers reach their maximum speed with technology designed to minimize waves.

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  • Science of the Summer Olympics: The Biomechanics of Usain Bolt 

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    This video is from the "Science of the Summer Olympics" series, produced by NBC and the National Science Foundation. It examines how Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt's stride, strength, and muscle coordination have helped him record the fastest time in the world in the 100 meter sprint.

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  • Topspin Doctor: How Physics Serves Tennis  

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    In this segment of Science XPlained, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez discusses how the strings in a tennis racket--often made of synthetic or natural materials--make the important topspin shot possible.

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  • Top Ten Breakthroughs of 2013 

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    Watch a video of Science Magazine's 2013 scientific Breakthrough of the Year & the nine runners-up, ranging from transparent brains to exploding stars.

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  • The Titanic's Metal Mysteries 

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    In this video, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez demonstrates how the metal rivets that held the Titanic together became brittle in the frigid waters and broke apart on impact with the iceberg.

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