The Physics of Superheroes on StarTalk Radio

Superheroes in comic books and movies are so popular partly because we dream about what it would be like to have their wide range of amazing powers—super strength, the ability to fly, x-ray vision, the ability to stretch into fantastical shapes. Check out these two superheroic episodes of StarTalk Radio.
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Invisible Woman

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Wonder Woman and the Battle for Earth

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The Amazing Spider-Man Artwork

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Spider-Man's Web

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Who wins? Any real fan knows the answer.

The Flash Covers #50-99

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The Flash

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In this article we will feature artwork from the DC Universe. DC comics include some of your favorite super heroes such as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Please take a moment to review some of this fantastic artwork.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson shows Superman his home planet, Krypton (LHS-2520)

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The Physics of Superheroes, the Sequel – Season 2, Episode 26: Doctor Manhattan of Watchmen uses quantum mechanics to travel through the universe & see the future. Professor X of The X-Men can use electromagnetism to read minds. Doctor Solar has power over the periodic table. These are just a few of the topics in our 2nd superheroes show, with host Neil deGrasse Tyson, physicist/author James Kakalios, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku and comic co-host Chuck Nice. (Click picture to hear show...

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The Physics of Superheroes – Season 2, Episode 18: Although they seem impossible, many superpowers are based on real science. Neil deGrasse Tyson & Eugene Mirman explore whether science could let us see through walls like Superman, shoot webs like Spider-Man, disappear like the Invisible Woman, shrink like Ant-Man, stop bullets like Wonder Woman, speed like The Flash, or recreate Batman's amazing technology. With physicist James Kakalios & biologist Lee Silver. (Click picture to hear show)

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