Video Of The Week - The Science of The Summer Olympic Games

By Meera Dolasia on August 6, 2012

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if you are wondering how teenagers like Missy Franklin and Katie Ledeky seem to break records so effortlessly, or how Usain Bolt simply bolts past everyone with what appears to be inhuman speed, you are not alone.

Part of it of course, is hard work and perseverance, the other part - All science, say the experts. Watch how Missy has mastered the basic principles of fluid dynamics to emerge as one of the fastest swimmers in the world! To see what principal of science your favorite athlete has mastered go to science360.gov/series.

Resource: science360.gov

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  • awesome_kid
    awesome_kidThursday, November 13, 2014 at 1:23 pm
    Wicked cool
    • FantasyFriday, August 30, 2013 at 9:06 am
      This is amazing
      • howyoudoingTuesday, February 26, 2013 at 5:41 pm
        i never knew that
        • momokokoTuesday, February 26, 2013 at 5:40 pm
          sooooo coool
          • cooldude2001Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 8:26 am
            USA. Olympic team rocks
            • brmo
              brmoFriday, October 5, 2012 at 7:19 am
              it would be cool to be in the olypics some time
              • a personTuesday, October 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm
                i am looking for something very current. for school
                • DamionFriday, September 28, 2012 at 10:27 am
                  Wow!
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                    • sarahWednesday, August 29, 2012 at 5:04 pm
                      cool as girls.

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