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Sports Technology

Sports Technology

by Ron Fridell
     
 

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After leaping from a plane, a skydiver opens a pair of carbon fiber wings and shoots through the sky at 200 miles per hour, in perfect control. Down on the ground, an Olympic pole vaulter soars to a world record on a state-of-the-art pole. A runner, born without feet, runs on space-age artificial limbs at speeds almost as fast as Olympic winners. Meanwhile, a

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After leaping from a plane, a skydiver opens a pair of carbon fiber wings and shoots through the sky at 200 miles per hour, in perfect control. Down on the ground, an Olympic pole vaulter soars to a world record on a state-of-the-art pole. A runner, born without feet, runs on space-age artificial limbs at speeds almost as fast as Olympic winners. Meanwhile, a swimmer slices through the water in a bodysuit modeled after sharkskin and shaves vital seconds off her time. How have these athletes managed such amazing feats? The answer is sports technology. Learn how science helps athletes stay safer, perform better, and have more fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761342991
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Pages:
48

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