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National Science Foundation and NASCAR Announce "The Science of Speed"

Online video series uses popular motor sport to teach science and engineering

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Text and photo: Heat, Light, Sound, Motion, Spinning and Crunching Energy.

On April 3, the National Science Foundation, NASCAR and the University of Texas at Dallas announce a new online series of videos called, "The Science of Speed." The videos borrow illustrations from NASCAR racing to explain scientific principles such as friction, heat, drag and drafting. This is a screenshot from a segment titled, "Car Safety," which describes how the laws of energy help keep drivers safe.

Credit: NSF

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