TITLE

Slippery slopes of science

AUTHOR(S)
Allman, William F.
PUB. DATE
February 1994
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;2/21/94, Vol. 116 Issue 7, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines how lugeing, like other Olympic speed sports, has been radically transformed at the elite levels by high technology. Mere hundredths of a second that can separate a gold medal finish from 11th place; Description of a new indoor luge track built by York International at the Olympic Training facilities at Lake Placid, New York; Results of wind tunnel research; How speed skating has been changed by the revolution in materials science.
ACCESSION #
9402167647

 

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