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Dr. Rabi Mehta uses smoke and lasers to inspect the flow pattern around an adidas Brazuca football. | NASA Ames Research Center
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NASA Puts New World Cup Ball to the Test

Does the World Cup 2014 official ball put control back in the feet of the players?

June 16, 2014
4:45 PM EDT
A close up of the Brazuca ball in Ames' Fluid Mechanics Laboratory's two-foot by two-foot wind tunnel. Smoke highlighted by lasers visualizes air flow around the ball. | NASA Ames Research Center