Season 4, Episode 3 The Science of Sports

First Aired: December 1, 1993

This report on the science of sports includes segments on carbon-fiber reinforced running shoes; pitching and hitting machines; measuring the effects of mountain sickness on climbers; and rivals for the world speed-sailing record. Alan Alda is the host.

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  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe.… (more)

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