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Science of the 2012 Summer Olympics: Designing Safety Helmets

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.

"Science of the 2012 Summer Olympics" is a 9-part video series produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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