Science Of The Summer Olympics: Designing Safety Helmets

For many athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics, safety helmets will be an essential part of their athletic gear. Nikhil Gupta, a mechanical engineer at New York University's Polytechnic Institute, explains how safety helmets are designed, constructed and tested. "Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering In Sports" is a 10-part video series produced in partnership with NBC Learn.

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