luge http://michiganradio.org en Dow Chemical is helping some US athletes reach for Olympic glory http://michiganradio.org/post/dow-chemical-helping-some-us-athletes-reach-olympic-glory <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some scientists at Dow Chemical in Midland plan to spend some of their break time next month watching TV coverage of the Winter Olympics in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Russia.&nbsp;</span></p><p>But they’ve got more than the usual rooting interest in one of the Games' more obscure sports.</p><p>In a nondescript laboratory deep inside the warren of buildings that make up the massive Dow Chemical complex in Midland, a large machine is shaking and rattling something that looks like a miniature sleigh.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:40:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 16211 at http://michiganradio.org Dow Chemical is helping some US athletes reach for Olympic glory