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Designing Safety Helmets -- 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.

For many athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics, safety helmets will be an essential part of their athletic gear. Nikhil Gupta, a mechanical engineer at New York University's Polytechnic Institute, explains how safety helmets are designed, constructed and tested.

Original air date: July 19, 2012

Credit: NBC Learn and National Science Foundation

Video Transcript:
You can view all 10 Science of the Summer Olympics videos at .

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