How scientifically accurate are today’s Hollywood superhero and sci-fi movies? Surprisingly accurate, says physicist James Kakalios, He should know – he’s author of the widely known book, The Physics of Superheroes, which examines such things. In this video clip (below) from the 2010 Festival, Dr. Kakalios talks about what makes recent movies like Iron Man so scientifically “right on” and appealing.
Dr. Kakaios also has a new book that has just come out. Check out “The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics” with Engineering.com at the 2010 USA Science and Engineering Festival.