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Modern Marvels [electronic resource]: Sports Technology, Equipment

A&E Television Networks, LLC
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Athletes today run faster, jump higher, and hit harder. And as nutritionists, physicians, trainers, and sports psychologists push the boundaries of human ability, engineers and scientists are making sure the equipment they use keeps pace. This episode of Modern Marvels examines the contributions of engineering to the world of sports. Go into the labs where today's equipment companies develop their new products, and see how they are tested and brought to the marketplace. Trace the history of the most significant innovations, and see what the future may hold.
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45 min.
6 and up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 30, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Sports Technology--Equipment
Related Title
Modern marvels (Televsion program)
  • Opening & Overview: Modern Marvels: Sports Technology--Equipment (2:16)
  • Sports Technology: Baseball, Cycling & Rollerblading (2:06)
  • History and Consequences of Sports Technology (3:26)
  • Origins of Skiing and Early Ski Technology (2:25)
  • Advancement of Skiing Safety (2:56)
  • Skiing and Modern Technology (3:40)
  • Evolution of the Sports Shoe (3:04)
  • Shoes for Every Sport (3:08)
  • Designing Modern Shoes (3:18)
  • Limits of Shoe Design (1:45)
  • Early Football Helmet Technology (2:34)
  • Plastic Football Helmets (2:22)
  • Perfection of the Football Helmet (3:19)
  • Sports Equipment Technology for Training (2:15)
  • Medical Sports Equipment Technology (2:50)
  • Creative Sports Equipment Technology (1:26)
  • Summary, Review & Credits: Modern Marvels: Sports Technology--Equipment (2:25)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c1998.
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42905 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (45 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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