Physicists test aerodynamics of soccer ball types prior to World Cup (w/ Video)
Junior Robotics online exhibit showcases kids' robots
Mathematicians use network theory to model champion Spanish soccer team's style
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 ...
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 ...
Using science to identify true soccer stars
(PhysOrg.com) -- As a young boy growing up in Portugal, Luis Amaral loved playing, watching and talking soccer. Amaral and his friends passionately debated about which players were "the best." But, it was ...
US soccer robots get new algorithm for RoboCup 2010 (w/ Video)
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.
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 ...
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
University of Texas at Austin team wins robot soccer world championships in 2 divisions
UT Austin Villa, a team of computer science students led by professor Peter Stone, won two 2012 Robot Soccer World Cup division championships during RoboCup 2012 last week in Mexico City.
Robots play soccer, make breakfast at the RoboCup German Open 2011 (w/ video)
Fouls go left: Soccer referees may be biased based on play's direction of motion
Soccer referees may have an unconscious bias towards calling fouls based on a play's direction of motion, according to a new study from the of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Researchers found that soccer experts ...