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Science of the 2012 Summer Olympics: Measuring a Champion

Timing is everything, especially at the 2012 Summer Olympics where even a millisecond could mean the difference between victory and defeat. Linda Milor, an electrical engineer at Georgia Institute of Technology, explains why Olympic timekeeping technology must be able to measure an athlete's performance with both accuracy and precision.

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

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