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Friday, July 20, 2012

Designing Safety Helmets -- Science of the Summer Olympics


Designing Safety Helmets


For many athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics, safety helmets will be an essential part of their athletic gear. Nikhil Gupta, a mechanical engineer at New York University's Polytechnic Institute, explains how safety helmets are designed, constructed and tested.

Credit: NBC Learn and National Science Foundation

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