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azertechnology The surprising aerodynamics behind the Brazuca World Cup football.
The Brazuca World Cup match ball being tested in a wind tunnel of NASA.
Under the guise of World Cup fever, scientists across the globe are seizing the opportunity to examine the aerodynamic properties of what will in all likelihood be the most talked-about object on a global scale over the coming weeks, the 2014 World Cup match ball. The ball, lovingly named Brazuca by the Brazilian people, is the product of a significant amount of research and money aimed at creating the ultimate centerpiece for one of the greatest sporting competitions on Earth.

You could be forgiven for thinking that a ball is in fact just a ball – a stitched, seamed construction of polyurethane, kicked around a patch of earth, incapable in itself of being a source of anger or discontent. Wrong. If you dig a little deeper into the surprisingly controversial history of the World Cup match ball, you will come to realize that every facet in the design of the little sphere has an effect on the way it behaves and moves through the air. Any oversight in this design can make the ball unpredictable as was the case with the late, lamented Jabulani, a ball which exhibited aerodynamic qualities so pronounced that it was described by Brazilian striker Luis Fabian as supernatural in its movements.
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luoshaughnessy Why I hate sitting near the back window in a car
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sauberf1team How to move your wind tunnel model tyres at up to 80m/s without overheating the rolling road! NOW on youtube.com/sauberf1team #F1 #SauberF1Team #FormulaOne #Formula1 #motorsport #aerodynamics #windtunnel #speed #cars #new #awesome 16h
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  •   sauberf1team Wonder how the guys at @instagram like this pic? 13h
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erinelizrich Seriously, every morning his hair looks like he spent the night#slayingdragons or in a #windtunnel.
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lraurich Matí al tunel de vent #windtunnel 24h

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joseneigodoi Shadowgraph is an optical method that reveals non-uniformities in transparent media like air, water, or glass. It is related to, but simpler than, the schlieren and schlieren photography methods that perform a similar function. Shadowgraph is a type of flow visualisation. 1d

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jpotter983 Thanks @scootermcrad for running this bad mamajana in the #windTunnel today. Sorry it broke the belt though. #TooMuchDownforce #HAAS 1d

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X-Pro II Scott Schmeiser
scootermcrad All our cars go to the wind tunnel. Even @jpotter983 Haas Automation RC car. #windtunnel 2d
  •   kwwashburn Do you work at HAAS?!?! 1d
  •   scootermcrad @kwwashburn I work for Stewart-haas Racing 1d
  •   brett1weldon So rad , I wish my job had a wind tunnel 1d
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  •   jdsweet33 I had a job with a wind tunnel once. My boss was the wind tunnel.... 21h
  •   imdruss You're living the dream Scott. 18h
  •   scootermcrad @imdruss Most days pretty close... Some days are different than other days. Haha! But that's why they call it work... 17h

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pinksoxs6 I don't know y this happened but it did. #windtunnel @miranda.xoxo 2d

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spicyborya Awesome thing that my mom found !!! #windtunnel @dron_the_scoot 2d

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kkosermusic This is why not having ac rules... I love when massive wind tunnels make homes in my hurr. #safetyfirst #ihavedyyyyyeditwitsomekoolaid #glozell #windtunnel #hurricanehair #rapunzel #nocoolant #hollaatthefreshbreeze #98degreesout #nichlachey 2d

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nicklazerfiz #Shotgun in the #whip w my #rideordie homie and my #rideordie shorty, swerving on the expressway in #Buffalo // #monicaTOmonica #416to716 #stateside #weekendtrips #tolldeep (grime jokes) #crewdem #fam #tripswithwifey #whitetees backseat #windtunnel 2d

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