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This video podcast from Science Daily magazine explores the physics principles that enable modern sailboats to move faster than the wind. Physicist Bryon Anderson, Kent State University, explains the secret that many novice sailors do not know: a sailboat goes fastest when the wind blows from the side, not from directly behind the craft. Dr. Anderson discusses the physics involved, while the video provides illustrations of the interacting forces.
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