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Measuring a Champion -- Science of the Summer Olympics


Measuring a Champion

Timing is everything, especially at the 2012 Summer Olympics where even a millisecond could mean the difference between victory and defeat. Linda Milor, an electrical engineer at Georgia Institute of Technology, explains why Olympic timekeeping technology must be able to measure an athlete's performance with both accuracy and precision.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation

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You can view all 10 Science of the Summer Olympics videos at http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/summer_olympics/index.jsp .

 
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