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Science of Cycling Issue Date: 10-26-1997

Cool Spots imageThe Science of Cycling Web site allows you to explore the workings of your bike in ways you never imagined. Pedal over to www.exploratorium.edu/cycling and you'll be immersed in the exciting world of cycling. Women's cross-country champion Ruthie Matthes and bicycle frame-builder Paolo Salvagione will help you understand the culture and physics of this activity. Interactive media will show you the aerodynamics of the bike frame, the forces of braking and steering, and the workings behind drives and gears. Fill up your water bottle and wear your favorite cycling jersey. It's time to ride!

Visit: www.exploratorium.edu/cycling
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Sport! Science Issue Date: 09-28-1997

Cool Spots imageFrom the precision of a baseball pitcher's curveball to the amazing accelleration of world-class sprinters, most jocks know there's more to sports than strength. Science is just as responsible for an athlete's success. At the Sport! Science Web site, you'll discover why the sporting life is more technical than you ever thought. By racing out to www.exploratorium.edu/sports you'll read firsthand accounts from rock-climbers, hockey players and gymnasts on how science has helped them. How does Michael Jordon stay airborne for so long when he slam-dunks? In addition, you'll find outstanding advice and insight at the Science of Hockey and Science of Cycling pages. These sections use interactive multimedia to demonstrate everything from the making of a mountain bike to a 100-mph slapshot.

Visit: www.exploratorium.edu/sports
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The Negro Baseball Leagues Issue Date: 08-03-1997

Cool Spots imageAfrican-Americans are one group of people who helped develop America's national pastime into the exciting, skilled game that attracts worldwide attention. The Negro Baseball Leagues home page on the World Wide Web celebrates this history and the achievements of black baseball with enough downloadable goodies to keep any sports enthusiast wanting more. Hit a line drive out to www.blackbaseball.com and you'll have the chance to meet the stars, view photos, read profiles and hear sound clips of the best Negro League players. You'll find out that some of the best players of all time played their greatest years on Negro League teams. Are you ready to play some ball? Then bring your bat and glove with you, and don't forget the peanuts! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.blackbaseball.com
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It's Time To Start Your Engines Issue Date: 06-08-1997

Cool Spots imageAre you a diehard fan of the stock car circuit? Does watching race car driving satisfy your need for speed? If so, it's time to fasten your seatbelts and cruise over to NASCAR Online. The official NASCAR Web site may not be as loud as sitting front row at the Daytona 500, but we're sure you'll find it just as entertaining. The offerings at www.nascar.com come faster than Dale Jarrett when he's driving in high gear. You'll find up-to-date news, results, standings and team information. In addition, the site serves up schedules and even track and event information. For the multimedia enthusiast, NASCAR Online contains a photo scrapbook, movie clips and sounds from the races you want to relive over and over. Ready to motor with the big boys? Take the information superhighway to the races. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.nascar.com
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This Stick Knows Where Home Is Issue Date: 04-20-1997

Cool Spots imageWhat is a boomerang? How does it work? You know, boomerangs aren't found only in Australia. People all over the world are getting into boomerangs for fun and competition. Just zip on over to the Boomerang Homepage at www.boomerangs.org to learn all about these fascinating flying objects. You'll see how they're made and how to throw them, and even learn about the laws of physics that make them come back to you on their own. Try to make a Frisbee do that! Sure, it takes a little time and practice to learn the art of boomeranging, but this site will teach you all the tricks you need to get started.

Visit: www.boomerangs.org
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