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Pitching the Perfect Curveball Takes Just the Right Mix of Skill and Physics

Among a baseball pitcher’s arsenal of tricks is the infamous curveball, whereby the baseball takes a sudden dive downward just before it reaches the plate, faking out the batter. A new “History Minute” video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology takes a look at the physics behind this longstanding…

Here's the Physics Behind the 'Broomgate' Controversy Rocking the Sport of Curling

Football has been rocked by the “Deflategate” scandal, swimming banned full-body “super suits,” and now the sport of curling—yes, curling—has its own raging controversy. Dubbed “Broomgate,” much of the fuss centers on a new kind of curling broom called the icePad, manufactured by Hardline Curling.

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