Unusual College Courses: The Science Of Superheroes

May 5, 2014

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Professor Michael Dennin from the University of California in Irvine, discusses his course "Science of Superheroes', which recently changed its title to "Science Fact, Science Fiction" to avoid disappointing superhero fans. Michael spoke with producer Taylor Quimby about superhero science: from Spiderman's webs to the mystery of The Hulk's instantaneous mass increase.

Pretty much everything superheroes do has to either conform or not conform to physics, depending on how they're presented. - Michael Dennin