Jabulani ball 'too perfect' to fly straight - scientists
When it comes to the World Cup Jabulani football, perfect may not be good enough, according to scientists who have analysed the controversial ball.
Caltech Scientists Test Air Flow Over the 2010 World Cup Soccer Ball (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The World Cup is in full swing, complete with an official new soccer ball named Jabulani, meaning "to celebrate" in Zulu. The players, however, aren't exactly celebrating. Instead, many of ...
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 ...
US soccer robots get new algorithm for RoboCup 2010 (w/ Video)
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.
Robots play soccer, make breakfast at the RoboCup German Open 2011 (w/ video)
Study: Why the best soccer teams don't always win
Researchers Use Wind Tunnels to Test New World Cup Ball
Every four years, a new official soccer ball is designed for and used during World Cup matches. And every four years, players criticize the new ball.
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 ...
Junior Robotics online exhibit showcases kids' robots
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 ...
Kickstarter project launches for SOCCKET—soccer ball that generates electricity
Synthesis with a template: Carbon-free fullerene analogue
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team led by Manfred Scheer at the University of Regensburg has now synthesized the first example of an inorganic, carbon-free C80 analogue.
Why England's soccer team keeps losing on penalties
A new study may explain why the England soccer team keeps losing in penalty shootouts - and could help the team address the problem in time for the World Cup 2010. Research by the University of Exeter shows ...