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What's the science behind a home run? Why do curveballs curve? Learn about the game from players from the S.F. Giants & Oakland A's.

Watch KQED TV's Quest series episode Out of the Park: The Physics of Baseball, hosted by the Exploratorium's Linda Shore and David Barker.

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skateboard skateboard science
skateboardingFind out how this extreme sport is governed by the principles of momentum, gravity, friction, and centripetal force. Learn skateboarding history, technology, and more!
surfing science of surfing
surf signFind out how surfing the Web can help you surf the waves; Make forecasts, learn about the physics of balance, and more.
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science of cycling
Science of CyclingCheck out RealVideo clips of top mountain biker, Ruthie Matthes. Learn about frames and materials from a custom bike maker. Try interactive javascripts that calculate braking distances and energy consumption. And lots more! Now in German, Dutch, and English! 
science of hockey
Learn about the game and the science behind it with top scientists and the NHL's Sharks. Science of Hockey
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Going Up? Get Fit
by Paul Doherty.
The 18,000-foot Mt. Parinacota presents some fitness challenges for climbers. Check this article from the Exploratorium Magazine.
That's the Way the Ball Bounces Find out why balls bounce--or fail to bounce. Story by Paul Doherty, photos by Harold "Doc" Edgerton.
Hands Up! A rock climbing physicist explores the mechanics of his hands. Story by Paul Doherty.
Remarkable Feets Learn about the most important piece of equipment-- your feet! Story by Peter Weiss.
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