London Summer Olympics 2012: The Tech Behind the Torch

Here’s the tech explained behind this year’s Summer Olympics 2012 torch — it changes from year to year. Cool. Also, a video from London’s receipt of the torch — a royal welcome. Enjoy!

Summer Olympics 2012 Torch image credit: Wikimedia Commons

This is a great video of the tech behind the Summer Olympics 2012 torch, which arrived in London today. We’ll be covering the Olympics from a variety of angles all this week.

Here’s how the torch technology works this year. Check out the video before. It is money.

And here’s London’s royal welcome of that torch. Let the Summer Olympics 2012 in London begin!

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