News tagged with soccer

Spitzer finds solid buckyballs in space

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered buckyballs in a solid form in space. Prior to this discovery, the microscopic carbon spheres ...

Feb 22, 2012
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Study explains science of soccer

With the attention of sports fans worldwide focused on South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, U.S. scientist John Eric Goff has made the aerodynamics of the soccer ball a focus of his research.

Jul 01, 2010
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Study: Why the best soccer teams don't always win

(PhysOrg.com) -- A recent study, published in the October edition of the Journal of Applied Statistics, looked at soccer as being an experiment to determine which of two teams is superior, but their analys ...

Oct 01, 2009 weblog
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Explained: How does a soccer ball swerve?

It happens every four years: The World Cup begins and some of the world's most skilled players carefully line up free kicks, take aim—and shoot way over the goal. The players are all trying to bend the ...

Jun 16, 2014
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Junior Robotics online exhibit showcases kids' robots

(Phys.org) —As robotics has become an increasingly popular way to get kids and teens involved in the field of engineering, the robotics projects that the kids are doing have become more creative and sophisticated. ...

Mar 12, 2013 report
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Soccer balls in interstellar space

An international team of astronomers led by Masaaki Otsuka (Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics or ASIAA) has detected the C60 fullerene (molecules of carbon with 60 atoms arranged in pattern ...

Mar 15, 2013
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