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On the Ball [electronic resource]

production, Chedd-Angier in association with Scientific American Magazine ; producer, Colleen Craig ; directors, Dominique Cardona, Laurie Colbert
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Increasingly science and technology are providing a crucial performance edge to athletes and officials and even enhancing the spectator's experience the game. In Calgary, Alan visits with Joan Vickers, and finds out how her research on where athletes focus their gaze has improved the skills of basketball and tennis players, golfers -- even darts players. Alan goes to Fenway Park to checkout the high tech equipment -- a spin-off from research into tracking missiles -- helping baseball umpires separate balls from strikes. And Alan visits the Tennis Science Center at UC Davis to pick up some tips on his own favorite sport.
Director
Dominique Cardona; Laurie Colbert
Performers
Host: Alan Alda.
Release Date
2000
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Notes
Originally produced in 2000.
Related Title
Scientific American frontiers (Television program)
Scientific American.
Series
VIVA PBS Streaming Video Collection
VIVA Streaming Video Collection
Published
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2000].
Publisher no.
pbs_saf041 PBS Video
Access Restriction
Digital content license from PBS Video, [2005] ; available to 2005 VIVA member institutions.
Related Resources
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1 streaming video file (60 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet
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