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Old 02-15-2018, 12:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A wind tunnel and laser guidance helped the Olympic luge team learn about uniform tech
https://www.popsci.com/luge-wind-tun...MPID=ene021518

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The key piece of equipment at the San Diego Wind Tunnel is a 20-foot fan, powered by a 2,250 horsepower motor, that accelerates air up to 270 miles per hour. .....................

“We taught them some things about the fabrics that they were using,” he adds. To keep the person wearing the different suits in the same position and minimize variables, they used a laser guidance system, projecting the laser’s light onto a specific spot on the helmet.
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