Science of the Winter Olympics – Slapshot (Hockey)

♪music♪ LESTER HOLT, anchor: One of the most popular team sports at the Winter Olympics is hockey. More than just a physical game, for scientists like The Exploratorium’s Thomas Humphrey, a physicist funded by the National Science Foundation, hockey is a showcase for physics on ice–especially when it comes to hockey’s hardest shot: the slap…

Science of the Winter Olympics – Downhill Science

♪music♪ LESTER HOLT, anchor: In February, Olympic skiers will race down Vancouver’s Whistler Mountain at speeds of up to 90 miles an hour. Watch as scientists and researchers funded by the National Science Foundation explain the physics of this downhill thrill ride. ♪music♪ TED LIGETY (U.S. Ski Team – Alpine): You’re trying to go as…

Olympic Cyclist Vs. Toaster: Can He Power It?

Okey, you feel ready? Everything’s okey with the handlebar seatpost, shoes, suit? Everyone on positions, we’re getting ready for take remember that when Robert loses power the toaster will pop up. You can feel like taste of blood in your mouth. Wan’t to lie down? My legs hurts hard. The monster is beaten. Nobody can…

Leg Cast Olympics | Gymnastics Castnastics | Whitney

Welcome to the 2015 Leg Cast Olympics! Now, you may be wondering, whoa, what happens at the leg cast Olympics? Well, there will be 4 events: 1st – Floor, 2nd – the swinging bar, and 3rd – beam, whoa, and the beam handstand. Ouch. I hope you enjoy! Now let’s go back stage. No, no….

Women’s First Olympics – Herstory 15

Hello and welcome to this Olympic edition of Herstory. Today on the show we have none other than the very first female Olympic champion-Hello!-British tennis player Charlotte Cooper. Charlotte think fast. Ohhh! Butterfingers. Charlotte I understand your nickname is Chatty, can I call you Chatty? I don’t really know why people call me Chatty though…