Science of the Summer Olympics: how those safety helmets are designed and constructed.



For many athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics, safety helmets will be an essential part of their athletic gear. Nikhil Gupta, a mechanical engineer at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute, explains how safety helmets are designed, constructed and tested. ʺScience of the Summer Olympicsʺ is a 10-part video series produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation. Learn more in this video, part three in a 10-part series produced by NBC Learn with support from the National Science Foundation. We’ll post each one here on Science Cheerleader. Or, you can see the full series now, on NBC Learn.

Science Cheerleader, together with NBC Learn, NBC Sports, the National Science Foundation and the National Football League, partnered up to produce the Emmy Award-winning Science of NFL Football video series (a free, 10-part, online video series complete with lesson plans). Check it out after the Olympics but before football season!