It's round, it's fast and it hit the world stage this month with a bang.
The Brazuca, a new soccer ball designed by Adidas, was released this month ahead of next year's World Cup in Brazil. The term Brazuca was chosen by Brazilians to capture the spirit of Brazilian style and culture.
Designers say it's the latest in sports technology, and unlike the traditionally-stitched soccer ball, the Brazuca features six interlocking panels with a surface covered in thousands of small bumps, called pimples, that create maximum grip and speed.
For more we're joined by Dr. Rabi Mehta, research scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center and an expert in aerodynamics who has been analyzing the new Brazuca.