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Desigining a Bobsled – Infographic

Designing a Bobsled

The 2014 Sochi Bobsled Competitions are almost at a close, with only the four-man races left to run.  Like many of the events we see in these Winter Games, the technology of the competition has changed dramatically since the first games in 1924.  Then, the four man bobsled was literally that, four men on a sled bobbing down the track in Chamoinx, France.  Today’s infographic shows what does into the designing and construction of a modern bobsled, following the process of the 2014 Bronze Medal winning US Men’s team and their Night Train 2 sled.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 2/12/13 (“Sochi Olympic Park at Night, from Space”)

Daily Photo — “Sochi Olympic Park at Night, from Space”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

This beautiful photo was taken from the International Space Station and shows the Sochi Olympic Park as it appears at night.

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Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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The Aerodynamics of a Ski Jump – Infographic

Ski Jump Aerodynamics

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are in full swing, with several medals already awarded and many more yet to come.  Today (or tonight, depending on when you are able to watch), we will see the premiere of a new event to the Games, the women’s Ski Jump.  Today’s infographic is a nod to those ladies, as well as a great illustration of the physics involved in the event.  It’s not as easy as it might look to us sitting on the couch!  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Infographics

 

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