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If the concept of skeleton or luge racing is just too frightening, come see the strides that are being made in modern bobsleighing in the lecture BMW U.S. Olympic Bobsled: Speeding Muscles. Michael V. Scully, director of creative consulting at BMW DesignworksUSA, appears at this latest installment of UCLA’s Ideas Lectures on how advances in sleek, carbon-fiber designs helped the U.S. team win multiple medals last year at Sochi. At speeds of 90 mph, working up 5Gs of force on the corners, these new sleds are the perfect marriage of man and machine.

Tue., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 02/17/15)