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Home Run Physics Issue Date: 02-27-2000

Cool Spots imageSpring training is here, just in time for a little science lesson. At Exploratorium's Science of Baseball Web site, you'll get the lowdown on how to improve your baseball skills by adding a dash of physics to your game. It's batter up at www.exploratorium.com/baseball. This site shows you how to get the most out of the sport's most crucial tools: bat, ball and glove. The Scientific Slugger is a way-cool hitting program, which shows you how to adjust the strength and angle of your swing to hit more dingers. Find out if you can hit a 90 mph fastball. Hint: You will need to find the bat's three "sweet spots" if you're going to stand a chance against the pros. Also, be sure to visit the Time Machine and see legendary players' stats change in different baseball eras. You can also check out the history of women's baseball and the popularity of baseball in Japan. So step on into the batter's box. The boys and girls of summer are set to play ball!

Visit: www.exploratorium.com/baseball
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I'm Board Issue Date: 09-19-1999

Cool Spots imageFrom Bart Simpson to Tony Hawke, skateboarders are dead serious about their ride. And thanks to Exploratorium's Skateboard Science, you'll learn how to get your footing on this high-flying sport. Drop into the half-pipe at www.exploratorium.edu/skateboarding and get the hard facts on tricks, tips and more. Through a live Webcast, you'll better understand the physics of skating, and how pros like Matt Fields and Dustin Dollin take advantage of gravity to crank out McTwists, ollies and railslides. Trick Science shows how skating and science come together as one, from jumping to ramps to midair maneuvers. Skateboard Science is a wild ride. Just be careful with those grinds and fakies!

Visit: www.exploratorium.edu/skateboarding
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A Journey Through Sports Issue Date: 11-15-1998

Cool Spots imageFrom Billie Jean King to Muhammad Ali, the past century in sports has been loaded with colorful, passionate and exciting athletes. At ESPN SportsCentury, you'll find new biographies of the greatest athletes. Grab a hot pretzel and front-row seat at http://espn.go.com/sportscentury for the sporting flashback of a lifetime. You can participate in interactive polls and relive classic moments of sport. The Biographies Page features legends like Michael Jordan, Jim Brown, Bonnie Blair and Ty Cobb. From Super Bowls to the Olympics, you'll be surfing into overtime. (Disclaimer: This site is now contains advertisements.)

Visit: http://espn.go.com/sportscentury
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Hockey Hoopla Issue Date: 06-07-1998

Cool Spots imageFrom the Stanley Cup playoffs to the women's and men's hockey tournaments at the Winter Olympics, hockey has proven to be one of the fastest, coolest games on Earth. At the Exploratorium's Science of Hockey Web site, you can learn a side of this game that the television announcers never tell you about, such as: How to slap a puck 100 miles per hour, or how much energy is generated by two hockey players in a mid-ice collision. Find out by skating to www.exploratorium.
. The site features a fascinating look at the mechanics of skating and the science of ice. Plus, you'll hear from leading physicists, chemists, and the players and coaches of the NHL's San Jose Sharks! And when you're ready to hit the ice yourself, be sure to check out the links page, which is a slice of hockey heaven. The Science of Hockey World Wide Web site is for both the young scientist and the hockey enthusiast alike!

Visit: www.exploratorium.edu/hockey
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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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