Believer // American Authors
Alaska, you were beautiful, I can’t wait to come back!
The evil geniuses at NASA Ames Research Center are trying to create super intelligent soccer balls with a top-secret vaporized serum! … er … wait, no. They’re just studying the aerodynamics of the official World Cup ball - the “Brazuca.”
Football fluid dynamics is a touchy subject on the international stage. Goalies hated the 2010 World Cup’s ball (the too-smooth “Jabulani”) because it was said to swerve and twist in the air. Joe Palca covered that story four years ago.
NPR: covering ball aerodynamics since 1971.
I’m completely in love with these babies
this hedgehog is cheering for u bc u can do anything