If Superhero powers were real: Body Mass

TED

If Superhero Powers were Real: Body Mass

 Cognitive and TED collaboration

About the speaker

 Ray Laurence

Joy Lin graduated with 3 degrees in science by the age of 21, but decided to follow a teaching career rather than one in academia. She is a writer and educator, and in 2012, she was chosen as one of 18 winners of Ted Ed’s ‘Lessons Worth Sharing’. She describes herself as being ‘one lab accident away from becoming a supervillain’. 

 

The big issue

Some superheroes can get bigger and smaller at will so that they can tower over their enemies or fool them by disappearing. But does this super power come with some BIG problems? Joy Lin shows how physics could make life very difficult for a would-be size changing superhero… and for anyone within a nuclear bomb blast radius of them.

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