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  • photo
  • Physics takes to the air
  • Bodies in motion
  • Going for green
  • Speed testing
  • Getting into position
  • Tiny but strong
  • Lightweight protection
  • Low-tech timing
  • Faster than the blink of an eye
  • Laser versus infrared
  • Staying in sync
  • Making heat from ice
  • Protecting Whistler’s waterways
  • Video
Video on the science behind Canada's athletes

Video Transcript

Title: NRC is proud to support the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympics
Description: Aerial image of the City of Vancouver.
Title: Science supports Canada's athletes
Description: Luge pilot at the starting gate.
Title: More speed
Description: Snowboarder perfects his style in the NRC wind tunnel.
Title: Less drag
Description: NRC scientists test Team Canada's 2010 speed skating suit on a life-sized mannequin of an athlete.
Title: Faster suits
Description: Scientists adjust ski suit design.
Title: Better equipment
Description: Fine-tuning paralympic ski equipment.
Title: Aerodynamic body positions
Description: Two-man luge and skelton athletes testing in the NRC wind tunnel as researchers analyze their aerodynamic body positions.
Title: A winning performance
Description: A cross-country skier watches herself on a floor screen and adjusts her body positioning.
Title: NRC congratulates Canada's athletes
Description: Canadian speed skater winning gold medal.

NRC thanks "Own the Podium 2010" for a winning partnership. End

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