Birdie in Flight

5:55 minutes

Did you know that the badminton birdie many Americans hit around their backyards can fly faster than 200 mph in a professional game? Video producer and long-time badminton player Emily Driscoll reveals how the birdie’s speed results from its aerodynamic shape and a complex chain of movements executed by professional players.

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Emily Driscoll

Emily Driscoll is a science documentary producer in New York, New York. Her production company is BonSci Films.

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About Luke Groskin

Luke Groskin is Science Friday’s video producer. He’s on a mission to make you love spiders and other odd creatures.

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