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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 10, 2016

Carbon nanotubes stitch together composites, Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 10, 2016.

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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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