New site explores the science of the Winter Olympics

Videos feature interviews with athletes, engineers about concepts that help competitors excel in the Olympics

winter-olympicsNBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, has partnered with the National Science Foundation to create a new video series exploring the “Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.”

The videos mark the latest installment in NBC Learn’s Emmy Award-winning “Science of Sports” series. Narrated by NBC Olympics hockey host Liam McHugh, this 10-part video collection delves into the physics, engineering, chemistry, design, and mathematics behind the Winter Olympics events.

The video segments feature a variety of sports stories as told by some of the world’s top athletes, along with perspectives and research from NSF-supported scientists and engineers. They reveal how key engineering and science concepts, as well as cutting-edge technology, play an integral part in each athlete’s sport.…Read More