football

The science behind the yellow first-down line

Sports Media Technology Company, SMT, based in Durham, North Carolina, is a pioneer in real-time virtual sports graphics, blending technology, computer science, and art. The company has created a revolution in televised sporting events.

SciTech Now Episode 413

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look into a producers experience in the arctic; a cutting-edge medical institution seeking answers to Alzheimer’s and traumatic brain injury; and the making of the most iconic images in televised football games.

Creating an electromagnetic football

Football is an American tradition, sometimes full of camaraderie, team loyalty, and nail biting referee decisions. But what if the refs could use electromagnetic waves to help pinpoint exactly where the ball landed to make their game calls?

SciTech Now Episode 324

In this episode of SciTech Now, creating an electromagnetic football; a conversation with the author of “The War on Science”; an app that helps people manage and invest money; a robotics summer camp; and why do squid release ink?