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Olympic marathon course comes down to NIST calibration

By Eileen De Guire / July 6, 2012

Researchers calibrate measuring tapes of all types in the 60-meter long NIST tape tunnel. Credit: NIST. Years of preparation go into the Olympics. What we see is the preparation payoff for the athletes, but behind the scenes, there is plenty of pressure to perform at Olympic-caliber levels. Take the measurement teams, for example. They get…

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