What Makes Rubber Rubbery?

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Reactions Science Videos | September 05, 2017

Sports balls of all varieties whether it be soccer, or hockey, or tennis, owe their resilience and reliability to an unusual polymer, one whose derivatives and spinoffs are everywhere you look, from cars to shoes to rocket fuel. Learn about rubber, the all-star’s best friend just in time for NFL football to kick off! Check out more slo-mo footage from Florian Knorn.

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