Timing is everything, especially at the 2012 Summer Olympics where even a millisecond could mean the difference between victory and defeat.
Science Of The Summer Olympics: Engineering In Sports
"Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering In Sports,” the fourth and latest installment in the “Science of Sports” franchise, explores the science, engineering and technology that are helping athletes maximize their performance at the 2012 London Games.
Highly engineered safety helmets are an essential part of many olympians' athletic gear
Engineering enables wheelchair athletes to maximize their performance in competition
Treadmill technology helps rehabilitate the strains incurrred during high impact sports
Measuring the horizontal and vertical velocities of a long jump can help optimize an olympian's performance during the event
Understanding the physical forces that move Usain Bolt to victory
Olympic runner uses a pair of carbon fiber prosthetic legs that are engineered to store and release energy from the impact of his strides.
Modeling olympic caliber movements in robotics
Mastering the basic principles of fluid dynamics to become the fastest Olympic swimmer
Mechanical engineers design the pools used at the Summer Olympics to swallow waves