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Missy Franklin and Fluid Dynamics -- Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering in Sports (Encore)


NSF teamed up with NBC Learn in 2012 to produce a video series,"Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering in Sports." This video is from the series.

U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin is one of the top medal contenders at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Just as engineers design planes and boats to be more aerodynamic, Franklin will need to master the basic principles of fluid dynamics in order to be the fastest swimmer in the pool.

Original air date: 7/13/12

Credit: NBC Learn and National Science Foundation

Video Transcript:
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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