Canada has gone high-tech in its effort to put in a better medal showing on home soil. Here's a look at some of the gear that went in to the country's Own the Podium effort.
Among the projects are efforts by University of British Columbia professor Savvas Hatzikiriakos to look at microscopic ice friction in an effort to help speed up Canada's speedskaters. Here, Hatzikiriakos inspects the base of an optimized blade base for speed skating.
February 19, 2010 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Courtesy of Savvas Hatzikiriakos
| Caption by: Ina Fried
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