Archive for the ‘Sport’ Category

Pop-up tents and tennis balls

Have you ever noticed the wiggly line on a tennis ball? A group of Belgian scientists was researching buckling and folding of ring shapes. They noticed that many bent rings, from those in pop-up tents to broken bicycle wheels, had similar shapes. They all looked a bit like a line on a tennis ball. The […]

Try your hand at sport

Around 10% of the worldwide population is left-handed, but you wouldn’t know that from looking at the Australian Cricket team. Almost half of the team playing in the third test in April batted left-handed. Is this just an accident, or are left-handers better at cricket? There are reasons why left-handed people could have an advantage […]