USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for March, 2011

Nominated by The world deep beneath the surface of the ocean is a dark, mysterious, and fascinating place. Renowned oceanographer David Gallo should know — he’s been there numerous times. “Sea life at those depths — two to three miles down– is also bizarre, resilient, beautiful and shockingly abundant,” he adds. A pioneer in ocean…

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…