Podcast: The Science Behind the FIFA “Brazuca” Soccer Ball

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11959-v1-490xIn this podcast from Science Friday, Ira Flatow, Bill Nye, and Simon Choppin discuss the science behind a new, specially designed soccer ball: the Brazuca.

Adidas is touting its new ball as the latest in sports technology, but will it fare better than its World Cup predecessor, Adidas’ “Jabulani,” which apparently flew like a “knuckleball” and was detested by players? Sports researcher Simon Choppin explains what science can tell us about the Brazuca’s prospects.

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