Another Olympics games means a new installment of the National Science Foundation's "Science of Sports" series: Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games! Each of the ten episodes presents Olympic athletes and the science and engineering concepts that underlie their performance. It's a great way to learn more about top NSF-supported research and the real-life applications.
Check out the quadrocopter robotic flyer (describing how control systems engineering is laying the groundwork for the design of more "athletic" robots) in this first video of the series. (Plus see U of M's own Meryl Davis and Charlie White!)
In addition to adding new content to our digital image database, we do work to improve the interface. The new year has brought a few new features:
- a better tool for viewing, zooming and resizing the image
- the ability to view the image and the metadata for the image side by side
- the addition of a "Share/Cite" drop-down from the upper menu bar, which allows you to grab an exact citation for the image as well as the appropriate bookmarkable link to the image
- an extensive Help page (available from the header of each page)
Check it out, and let us know ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) of any more changes you'd like to see!