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Jim Kakalios
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I know we're all excited about the new Avengers movie, and this video addresses the important question we are all asking:  will there be Chemistry?  Fear not, True Believer!

http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/podcasts/reactions.html
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This whole upcoming weekend is just too much for me to handle!  Free Comic Book Day, The Avengers, and Independent Bookstore Day?!  WHY is everyone scheduling everything this weekend?!?!?!
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Now we just need the jet boots.  Actually, what we REALLY need is the arc reactor, to power the suit!

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2015/04/iron-man-fan-creates-working-gauntlet-with-lasers-sound-effects/
Intrigued by the scene in Iron Man 2 in which Tony Stark cuts down drones closing in on him and War Machine using a laser fired from his glove, custom prop and gadget creator Patrick Priebe set out to make one of his own. And within three weeks, he had it, complete with working lasers, …
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Now I know why I never heard of Captain Neutron!

http://clayyount.com/hamlets-danish-comic/2014/12/9/captain-neutron
Please don’t point out the flaws in my napkin math.
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I hope you shared this comic with Neil deGrasse Tyson while he was here!  I was thinking of going, but the ticket prices were $$$$!
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Cool stained glass window in Prague.  Space is now used a s a food court.
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I did indeed visit it - and your comment explains why so many strangers were offering me money! ; -)
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So I'm in San Francisco right now for a Materials Science conference.  I leave tonight.  +Joseph Scrimshaw will be in town Thursday.  

Joseph - Follow the city lights, to the bookstore where Allen Gisnberg Howled.  At the desk is a message waiting for you!
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Penn Jillette has a nude pic there (junk covered) next to the pic of Ginsberg in the same "outfit."
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Sounds like my last Cat - to gaze on it was to go insane....with Love!
 
Methinks I have a new favorite Tumblr: H.P. Lovecats. http://hplovecat.tumblr.com
"Because there exists no method known to man, more terribly suited to expose the cosmic meaningless of existence than pairing the words of H.P. Lovecraft with seemingly delightful and charming pictures of adorable kittens"
Because there exists no method known to man, more terribly suited to expose the cosmic meaninglessness of existence than pairing the words of H.P. Lovecraft with seemingly delightful and charming...
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"Avengers: Age of Ultron" hits theaters Friday. To get prepped, I talked to Professor Jim Kakalios of the University of Minnesota, who researches nanocrystalline semiconductors by day and is the au...
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No, the model of physics that is being used is the theory. The unique signature is a calculated result that derives from that theory.
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Went to see Avengers: Age of Ultron last night, and with no coordination whatsoever, my wife's cousin and husband, who live in St. Paul and are nearly as big comic nerds as I am, had the seats right next to us (this is at a theater where they sell assigned seats, which one had to purchase a month ago for last night's show!).  Who says this isn't the Marvel Age of coincidences?  Shorter review:  I would say we are living in Peak Geek, but Infinity War is still coming!    
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Any comments on the physics of Ultron's plan to hurl the city at the planet for an extinction event?
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Nap Time is Over!
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Wonderful!
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So, this happened last night.  Instead of a Q and A after his talk in Minneapolis, Neil deGrasse Tyson and I chatted about superhero physics.  I out-nerded him at one point - have to go update my resume now!
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  • University of Chicago
    Physics, 1979 - 1985
  • City College of New York
    Physics, 1975 - 1979
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