Dr. Rabi Mehta uses smoke and lasers to inspect the flow pattern around an adidas Brazuca football. | NASA Ames Research Center

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