The Physics of physicality
August 13, 2012 1:07 AM Subscribe
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WIRED has been running a fascinating series: Olympic Physics
: Can Runners Benefit From Drafting?
, Scoring the Decathlon
, New [Swimming] Platform Is No Chip Off The Old BlockAir Density And Bob Beamon's Crazy-Awesome Long Jump
, How The Hammer Throw Is Like A Particle Accelerator
and is also Exciting and Artisitc
The Social Psychology of Relay Racing
Both the 4×100-meter relay and the 4×400-meter relay require speed, endurance and great depth of talent on the team. But the relays also are a fascinating laboratory for social science, bringing to two of the field’s most interesting observations to the fore: the Köhler effect, and the social-loafing effect.
Modern penthathlon gets 'more modern' with frikkin' lasers.
With the end of the Games, The US Team won 46 gold medals,
' the most in a non-boycotted game since 1904.' With so many golds, What if US female Olympians were their own country?
There are also 30 other questions
remaining.There is: The Olympics most painful moments, in GIFs
(Mashable, slideshow). And for the distance, a detailed analysis of the Women's Marathon.
And a look at The Ancient Roots of Iran's Wrestling and Weightlifting Olympic Dominance.
Usian Bolt adds to his legend
with straight 100m and 200m wins.
Finally, an Olympics Cartoon review
The Olympics wasn't always about sport, in fact, 'In the modern Olympics’ early days, painters, sculptors, writers and musicians battled for gold, silver and bronze'