Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers

On The Ball





This program explores the way science and technology are improving the world of sports for athletes, officials and even spectators. Host Alan Alda travels to Calgary to visit with Joan Vickers, whose research has improved the skills of golfers and basketball, tennis and even dart players. Alda also goes to Fenway Park to try out some high-tech equipment that is helping umpires separate balls from strikes.

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