ADVERTISEMENT
  About the SA Blog Network

Posts Tagged "soccer"

Observations

Physics of free kicks: The hidden advantage of long-distance soccer shots

Physics of soccer kicks

When Brazilian defender Roberto Carlos struck a powerful free-kick from about 30 meters out in a 1997 international match against France, he could not have known that scientists would still be discussing his feat more than a dozen years later. Indeed, he could not even have known that the ball would improbably find the back [...]

Keep reading »

More from Scientific American

Scientific American Special Universe

Get the latest Special Collector's edition

Secrets of the Universe: Past, Present, Future

Order Now >

X

Email this Article

X