Science Class: What if super powers were real?

Ted Ed series explores the science behind superheroes


The other day, my son suggested a solution to a problem we were having by telling me that we should just turn invisible. I sadly had to tell him that invisibility and other superpowers like flying, super speed and super strength were not possible in real life.

Sure, it's a hard lesson that we all must learn, but what if they were real? That's the idea behind this TED Ed site, discussing Superhero Science. Joy Lin discusses six different powers - invisibility, flight, immortality, super strength, super speed and Body mass<?a>, but in terms of science. Here's the one on flight:

Check out the other ones here -

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Watch more cool videos

Lego Breaking Bad Thumb Thumbnail image cats vs robots Thumbnail: Get zapped while playing video games
Lego Thursday: Breaking Bad, Iron Man 3 parodies Cats vs. robots: The ultimate video showdown Get zapped while playing video games
Thumbnail: Google Skee-ball Thumbnail: Captain America shield Thumbnail: Dancing robots
Play Skee-ball across the Google cloud Geek weapons: Guy builds Captain America shield Today feels like a dancing robot day
Join us:






ScienceWhite Papers & Webcasts

See more White Papers | Webcasts

Answers - Powered by ITworld

ITworld Answers helps you solve problems and share expertise. Ask a question or take a crack at answering the new questions below.

Ask a Question