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February 11, 2022


The U.S. won its first Men's Singles Luge medal, a Silver, in the 2018 Winter Olympics, having missed the mark by only 0.026 of a second. For the last decade, USA Luge has engaged teams of engineers using a computational design method to optimize shapes, testing the new designs in wind tunnel experiments, to create an ultrafast luge sled. Their sights are fixed on the 2022 Winter Olympics. Learn more at NSF's "The Discovery Files."

Credit: Clarkson University/National Science Foundation

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