sports

The physics of the hockey slap shot

Watching a hockey player score a goal can be a rush of excitement. But did you know players often take physics into account as they play? We join the Raleigh, North Carolina hockey team, The Carolina Hurricanes, and learn how torque, friction, energy transfers and vectors make for success on the rink.

SciTech Now Episode 427

In this episode of SciTech Now, we explore a system that engages students through science; finding new ways for environmental sustainability; a look into the new documentary “Bill Nye: Science Guy”; and the Physics of the hockey slap shot.

How is turf grass impacting sports?

For athletes it can mean the difference between a win and a loss. Turf grass isn’t just an aesthetic choice, it’s an evolving science and a sixty-billion dollar industry. At the Joseph Valentine Turf Grass Research Center, a 17 acre research facility in University Park, Pennsylvania, scientists are learning how turf is impacting sports.

SciTech Now Episode 322

In this episode of SciTech Now, how turf grass is impacting sports; an app and sensor that collects and graphs temperature data for tenants; a British researcher challenges how we look at aging; and innovative technology for people with disabilities.

SciTech Now Episode 313

In this episode of SciTech Now, a new winter sport that is designed to adapt to climate change; a mechanical engineer and a physical therapist teamed up to develop a device that helps stroke victims relearn how to walk; the grandson of Charles Lindbergh is pioneering clean, quiet, sustainable flight; and video games are helping […]

The science behind decision-making in sports

New York based startup deCervo uses neuroimaging to understand the science behind decision-making in sports. The technology is currently being used to evaluate baseball players based on how quickly their brains identify and react to pitches.