Education, Sci + Tech

The Physics of the Olympics

With the 2014 Winter Olympics on in Sochi, what better way is there to get the young ones (and the young-at-heart) interested in physics? The National Science Foundation and NBC‘s educational wing have put together this nifty series exploring the physics and mechanical engineering that make some of the Games’ most exciting events so thrilling. It includes segments on the snowboarding halfpipe, figure skating, the new slopestyle ski event, and making bobsleds faster.


Check it out: The Washington Post, NSF, NBC