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Author: Laurie ColbertDominique CardonaColleen CraigJohn AngierGraham CheddAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2000]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Increasingly science and technology are providing a crucial performance edge to athletes and officials and even enhancing the spectator's experience the game. In Calgary, Alan visits with Joan Vickers, and finds out how her research on where athletes focus their gaze has improved the skills of basketball and tennis players, golfers -- even darts players. Alan goes to Fenway Park to checkout the high tech equipment  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Colbert; Dominique Cardona; Colleen Craig; John Angier; Graham Chedd; Alan Alda; Chedd-Angier Production Company.; PBS Video.; VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
OCLC Number: 123173244
Notes: Originally produced in 2000.
Performer(s): Host: Alan Alda.
Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sound, color
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; Online video system requirements: QuickTime 7 player (or equivalent).
Other Titles: Scientific American.
Scientific American frontiers (Television program)
Responsibility: production, Chedd-Angier in association with Scientific American Magazine ; producer, Colleen Craig ; directors, Dominique Cardona, Laurie Colbert.

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Increasingly science and technology are providing a crucial performance edge to athletes and officials and even enhancing the spectator's experience the game. In Calgary, Alan visits with Joan Vickers, and finds out how her research on where athletes focus their gaze has improved the skills of basketball and tennis players, golfers -- even darts players. Alan goes to Fenway Park to checkout the high tech equipment -- a spin-off from research into tracking missiles -- helping baseball umpires separate balls from strikes. And Alan visits the Tennis Science Center at UC Davis to pick up some tips on his own favorite sport.

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