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Jul. 04, 2008

Batter Up!

Ira and guests talk about the physics and materials science that go into one of the symbols of summer -- the baseball bat.

baseball, bat, maple, wod, ash, emerald ash borer

May. 15, 2009

Home-Run Physics

The new Yankee Stadium has been accused of being too home-run happy. We'll take a look at the physics of the ballpark, and the combination of engineering factors that help shape the play of America's pastime.

baseball, physics, statistics

Mar. 28, 2008

Science of Baseball

It's another sign of spring -- the opening games of the baseball season. We'll talk about science and medicine as they relate to America's pastime.

baseball, sports, statisitics, medicine, sports psychology

Aug. 05, 2011

Mining the Disabled List for Insight Into Baseball Injuries

New research sifts through the statistics of the disabled list in Major League Baseball.

baseball, sports, injuries

Sep. 12, 2008

Genes -- And How Humans Got Their Dexterity

We use our hands to play flamenco guitar, crochet a sweater and grip a baseball bat...but how did we get such great dexterity? In this segment of Science Friday, guest host Joe Palca takes a look at how humans came up with such a great hand.

hand, opposable thumbs, limb development

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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