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 The Physics of Curling

Santa Clara University Professor Phil Kesten, along with research assistant Dick Mule and SCU student Alex Sudomoeva, slide onto the ice to discover the fascinating physics behind the sport of curling. Why do the stones curl the direction that they do, how do colliding stones interact with one another, and what's the point of sweeping?

Make sure to watch team USA compete in curling during the 2014 Sochi Olympics! #Sochi2014

Special thanks to the Bay Area Curling Club and Shark's Ice in San Jose.

Video by Nic Domek

 

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