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2018 Winter Olympics

Video: Clearly cool—incredible engineering behind big air jumps and glass snowboards

By April Gocha / February 21, 2018

As we celebrate National Engineer’s Week, let’s dive into the complex engineering of the snowboarding big air jump and see how one snowboarding company engineered a special snowboard entirely out of glass.

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Skiing on ceramics and technology-enhanced fashion—Materials science heats up athletic competition in Winter Olympics

By April Gocha / January 30, 2018

In addition to the incredible feats of human fitness and skill on display at the Olympics, there’s a lot of research and development that happens behind the scenes to make the games the to-the-finish-line competition that they are—including plenty of materials science.

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