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

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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.

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  • Katherineabout 3 years
    Missy Franklin has won 14 gold medals!!!! She is my idol!!! I wish she didn't quit.
    • awesome_kid
      awesome_kidabout 8 years
      Wicked cool
      • Fantasyover 9 years
        This is amazing
        • howyoudoingalmost 10 years
          i never knew that
          • momokokoalmost 10 years
            sooooo coool
            • cooldude2001about 10 years
              USA. Olympic team rocks
              • brmo
                brmoabout 10 years
                it would be cool to be in the olypics some time
                • a personabout 10 years
                  i am looking for something very current. for school
                  • Damionabout 10 years
                    Wow!
                    • Ariannaabout 10 years
                      This is good information for my homework.I love this website. I love it.