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Monday, April 10, 2006

The science behind superheroes

Did you see the story in Sunday’s Gazette about the “Science of Superheroes” class at the University of Calfornia-Irvine? One thing it didn’t mention is the new Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

You can become a real life Iron Man by stepping into an exo-skeleton machine to lift a nearly 2,500-pound vehicle. Learn how lightning is created and calculate the distance of a thunderstorm in the Storm exhibit. Learn about the elasticity and strength of spider webs in, yep, you guessed it, the Spider-Man exhibit.

There’s also a time line that covers the history of Marvel Comics and a filmed interview with the legendary Stan Lee. The exhibition is open until Sept. 4 and sounds like it’s really fun - and educational, too, of course.


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