Week in Geek: Super Bowl Science

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Objects at rest tend to stay at rest, unless acted on by an outside force. And objects in motion tend to stay in motion, unless similarly acted on by an outside force. Football players know this all too well. In addition to the 49ers and the Ravens, Isaac Newton will be on the field today in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. The NFL, NBC, and the National Science Foundation recently got together to produce this excellent video series on the science of football. It’s always fascinating to me how many athletes intuitively understand the laws of physics without actually being able to express them as such. Watch the videos on projectile motion and vectors for some great examples of this!

Here’s some more geek to tide you over until game time.

GO SCIENCE! @Summer_Ash

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Week in Geek: Super Bowl Science

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