Science of sports

October 20, 2008

One of the NSDL blogs — Exemplary Resources for Middle School Math and Science — just posted a very nice list of several places you can find information on science & sports for use in your classroom: These resources take an in-depth look at how chemistry and technology have had a huge impact on all […]

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The physics of swimsuits

August 20, 2008

Physics Today just published an article about the weirdo swimsuits we’ve been seeing in the Olympics. I knew there had to be something special about them, because they’re full-body suits. There’d be no reason to cover over the swimmer’s skin unless the suit itself had less drag than skin. Turns out that’s the case. The […]

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