If Superhero powers were real: Super Speed

TED

If Superhero Powers were Real: Super Speed

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

What happens when the irresistible force of comic book superpowers meets the immovable object of the laws of physics? In this rollercoaster of fun facts, Joy Lin reveals what would really happen to you if you had the power of super speed. Can anyone survive being saved at super speed when we’re governed by Newton’s first law of motion? The results are not for those of a nervous disposition!

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