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October 11, 2005

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Superhero Physics

Thor, the Marvel Comics superhero modeled after the Norse god, had a funny way of flying: He’d fling his hammer Mjolnir (so much fun to say!) and then immediately grab it again. The mighty mallet would pull him aloft.

Would that really work, though?

Find out in the Boston Globe’s Ideas section!

The guy profiled in the article is James Kakalios, a physics prof at the University of Minnesota. He also studies… sand. Hello — interdisciplinary project??

Posted October 11, 2005 at 3:02 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Gleeful Miscellany
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