VIDEO: Shaun White looks at the science behind the halfpipe

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SOCHI, Russia - Shaun White is known for his spectacular tricks in the halfpipe.

More than just his incredible athletic skill and years of training, it's also the engineering and design of the halfpipe that allows White to gain enough speed to generate big air.

"Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games" is produced by NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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