The science of superheroes

For the past few decades, superheroes have dominated American popular culture. Their powers push the boundaries of what is scientifically possible. Physicist Barry Fitzgerald studies how realistic superhero movies are. Guess what? We might be closer to having actual superpowers than ever before. Think about Spider Man’s web shooters or Iron Man’s highly advanced exoskeleton: scientific research shows that they may be part of our future. What does the integration of superpowers mean for modern society?


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