A Face-Lift for Soccer Balls

Soccer balls may not look like the most sophisticated pieces of technology. They come in many colors and get kicked around a lot -- on average 2,000 times during a regular 90-minute game. Generally made of 32 pentagons and hexagons of leather stitched together, the balls tend to lose their shape over time. A nd if it rains, they tend to become very heavy and stop bouncing.

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