Birdie In Flight: The Science of Badminton

The badminton birdie many Americans hit around their backyards can fly faster than 200mph in professional games! The key to the birdie’s speed is its unique aerodynamic shape and materials combined with a complicated kinetic chain of movements by players.


Produced by Emily V. Driscoll
Filmed By Jon Foy, Emily V. Driscoll, and Chris Colton
Narrated by Luke Groskin
Music by Audio Network
Stills by Shutterstock
Special Thanks The Boston Open sponsored by MIT, Michele Cruz, Alex Liu,
Kota Morikawa, Nilay Nanavanti,
New York City Badminton, Victor Ng, Beth Sopka,
Peter Teuben, Xun Wang Chibing & Vernoica Wu

Meet the Producer

About Emily Driscoll

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