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  1. The Science of Superheroes: The Secrets Behind Speed, Strength, Flight, Evolution, and More

    Discover the science behind the abilities of your favorite superheroes!The concept of the superhero has permeated our culture. They fascinate their fans with their incredible superhuman abilities and impressive technology. But do you ever wonder if any of it is plausible or rooted in fact?Enter The Science of Superheroes, which address more than fifty topics that span the worlds of your favorite superheroes and villains. Explore and examine their amazing abilities and fantastic gadgets with a detailed scientific lens.The scientific questions examined within this book include:Can an Iron Man suit be made?How does Thor's hammer work?Could any known forms of radiation cause superpowers?How many calories does Superman need each day?Could you cross a Lamborghini and a hummer to make the Batmobile Tumbler?And many more! Whether you're a movie or comic buff, this book is certain to entertain and open your eyes to the truth behind these amazing characters.

    • Brand: Racehorse Publishing
    • ASIN: 1631582119
  2. The Physics of Superheroes: More Heroes! More Villains! More Science! Spectacular Second Edition

    A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science Since 2001, James Kakalios has taught "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books," a hugely popular university course that generated coast-to-coast media attention for its unique method of explaining complex physics concepts through comics. With The Physics of Superheroes, named one of the best science books of 2005 by Discover, he introduced his colorful approach to an even wider audience. Now Kakalios presents a totally updated, expanded edition that features even more superheroes and findings from the cutting edge of science. With three new chapters and completely revised throughout with a splashy, redesigned package, the book that explains why Spider-Man's webbing failed his girlfriend, the probable cause of Krypton's explosion, and the Newtonian physics at work in Gotham City is electrifying from cover to cover.

    • Brand: Kakalios, James
    • ASIN: 1592405088
    • Part No: 9781592405084
  3. The Science of Superheroes

    The truth about superpowers . . . science fact or science fiction?""An entertaining and informative guide to comic book wonders bound to come.""—Julius Schwartz, Editor Emeritus, DC ComicsSuperman, Batman, The X-Men, Flash, Spider Man . . . they protect us from evildoers, defend truth and justice, and, occasionally, save our planet from certain doom. Yet, how much do we understand about their powers?In this engaging yet serious work, Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg attempt to answer that question once and for all. From X-ray vision to psychokinesis, invisibility to lightspeed locomotion, they take a hard, scientific look at the powers possessed by all of our most revered superheroes, and a few of the lesser ones, in an attempt to sort fact from fantasy. In the process, they unearth some shocking truths that will unsettle, alarm, and even terrify all but the most fiendish of supervillains.Lois Gresh (Rochester, NY) has written eight novels and nonfiction books as well as dozens of short stories and has been nominated for national fiction awards six times.Robert Weinberg (Oak Forest, IL) is a multiple award-winning author of novels, nonfiction books, short stories and comics.

    • ASIN: 0471468827
  4. The Science of Superheroes and Space Warriors: Lightsabers, Batmobiles, Kryptonite, and More!

    Meet the biggest superheroes and villains...and find out if you have what it takes to be one Before you can start vanquishing bad guys, it's important to be schooled in saving the world. Packed with quizzes, sidebars, trivia, and more, this sensational book reveals the science behind your favorite superheroes and supervillains and their ultracool devices and weapons, as well as other awesome technologies from the science-fiction realm. Discover: • Ten Star Trek technologies that actually came true • Whether Superman would win against Harry Potter • How new liquid body armor can make us superhuman...and more!

    • Color: blue
    • Brand: SOURCEBOOKS
    • ASIN: 1492603171
    • UPC: 760789247385
    • Part No: 9781492603177
  5. The Secret Science of Superheroes

    Ever wondered what a superhero eats for breakfast? Do they need a special diet to feed their superpowers? The odd metabolisms of superheroes must mean they have strange dietary needs, from the high calorie diets to fuel flaming bodies and super speeds, to not so obvious requirements for vitamins and minerals.The Secret Science of Superheroes looks at the underpinning chemistry, physics and biology needed for their superpowers. Individual chapters look at synthesising elements on demand, genetic evolution and what superhero suits could be made of. By exploring these topics, the book introduces a wide range of scientific concepts, from protein chemistry to particle physics for a general scientifically interested audience.With contributions from leading science communicators the book hopes to answer some of these important questions rather than debunk or pick holes in the science of superheroes.

    • ASIN: B075RCM8M9
  6. The Science of Superheroes (Super-Awesome Science)

    "Supporting the Common Core State Standards for grades 3-6"--Back cover.

    • ASIN: 1680782517
  7. Superhero Science: Kapow! Comic Book Crime Fighters Put Physics to the Test (Current Science)

    The swiftness of a speeding bullet. The spiderlike ability to cling to any surface. Razor-sharp claws that slice through metal. Superheroes intrigue us with their amazing powers. They inspire us with their noble battle against the forces of evil. Mostly, they make us wonder, “How do they DO that?” Put comic book legends to the test to find out whether their heroics are science—or just science fiction.

    • ASIN: 1433922436
  8. Grand Master's Pawn (Grand Masters' Galaxy Book 1)

    One young woman challenges the secret rulers of the galaxy, and risks a perilous love. Empath Violet Hunter dreams of exploring exotic planets as a Grand Master’s pawn. When life-threatening cracks appear in the teleportal web, Violet is tasked with investigating the disruption. Suspicions point to the twelve Grand Masters, and she must penetrate their curtain of secrecy to identify the culprit. Her challenges escalate when she meets the enigmatic man behind the griffin avatar. Armed with only her erratic powers and a mishmash of allies, she must challenge the most powerful beings in the galaxy. Reminiscent of the science fiction stories of Andre Norton, Violet’s perilous adventures are sweetened by romance and a sprinkle of laughter. Stories in Grand Masters' GalaxyGrand Master's Cat, a short prequelGrand Master's PawnGrand Master's GameGrand Master's MateCosmic RiftCosmic Wars

    • ASIN: B00TP1N5PM
  9. Popular Science Of Superheroes Reviews

    Never Do a Superhero Landing

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    Grab your new Because Science merch here: https://shop.nerdist.com/collections/because-science We've seen a lot of heroes from Batman to Iron Man do superhero landings, but are they actually a good idea? Kyle does some number and bone crunching on this week's Because Science! Subscribe for more Because Science: http://bit.ly/BecSciSub More science: http://nerdist.com/topic/science-tech/ Watch more Because Science: http://nerdi.st/BecSci Follow Kyle Hill: https://twitter.com/Sci_Phile Follo...

    Is SPIDER-MAN Possible? - Science Behind Superheroes

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    Check out the artist responsible for the picture in the thumbnail!: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Spiderman-UCM-marvel-avenger-alliance-605994813 Could Spider-Man exist in real life, thanks to some ionizing radiation and just the right spider codons? Let's find out!

    How Does DOCTOR STRANGE Magic Work? - Science Behind Superheroes

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    Do sorcerers really use magic? Or is it true that every magician has their secrets? SOURCES OF NOTE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYAdwS5MFjQ https://www.ted.com/talks/brian_greene_on_string_theory http://www.nuclecu.unam.mx/~alberto/physics/string.html



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