Physics and Sports

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Archery

The use of the bow can be traced back to the earliest civilizations, as witnessed in writings and drawings from all over the world. Drawings, biblical writings, and ancient cultures make references t …


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Balloon

We make funny animals out of them. We celebrate birthdays with them. We use them to play games. Balloons are a blast, but they're also super for science. Meteorologists monitor atmospheric conditions …


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Balloon Safari

To the Maasai people, Serengeti means endless plain. To others, it means Africa itself. The Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania preserve much of the Seren …


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Bicycles

In the Colorado desert in 1992, a speeder was clocked going 110 kilometers (68 miles) per hour. No ticket was issued to the driver. A lapse in law enforcement? Not at all. The Dexter Hysol Cheetah, an …


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Circus

Imagine yourself 20 meters (66 feet) above the ground on a platform, as thousands of faces watch and wait for you to style. Now imagine taking a step, with only a 1/2-inch metal wire between you and t …


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Dance Scientists


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Football Scientist


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Gliders

Flying a sailplane is probably the closest thing any human will come to feeling like a bird. Powered only by gravity and air currents, these gliders move silently through the sky, often for hours at a …


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Globetrotters


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Hang Gliding

Usually, when somebody tells you to "take a flying leap," they don't really expect you to fly. But you can if you know what you're doing and have a hang glider strapped on. Hang gliders work on the sa …


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