The physics of Usain Bolt

The world's fastest man can even outrace gravity (sort of)


The Olympics may be over, but we're still seeing some cool Olympics-related video, such as this one from YouTuber MinutePhysics.

Discussing the speed of Jamaican gold medalist Usain Bolt, we get a cool video asking whether Bolt running horizontally could outrun an Olympic diver jumping into a pool with the help of gravity. Check out the video to see who wins:

Speaking of Bolt, check out this New York Times video, in which we get to see Bolt's time compared with all of the other medalists who ran the 100-meter dash:

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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