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Jim Kakalios
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I must confess that I missed that.  I did get the Garret Morris in-joke!
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He's convinced me.  I'm going to quit using doors!
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Forty years ago today, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two people to walk on the Moon, and Armstrong snapped this iconic photo of Aldrin (and of himself, too—that tiny little astronaut reflected in the visor is Armstrong). But it wasn’t until today that Aldrin finally gave it the perfect caption.
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Drop a basketball with backspin from a great enough height, and something rather interesting happens. In the video below, Veritasium’s Derek Muler explains the Magnus effect, and why the phenomenon can cause a ball with even a little spin to swerve so dramatically from its expected path.
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I am waiting for Peter Jackson's Dam Busters movie! (Judicious dog re-naming and all.) Looks like it might be a while yet, though. http://dambustersblog.com/category/peter-jackson/
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I'm so surprised by that heart.  It validates Sailor Pluto (of Sailor Moon).  She has a heart talisman in her staff!
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Awesome news.
 
Film Based on Story of Black Women Mathematicians Who Worked for NASA During the Space Race, in the Works http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/film-adaptation-based-on-story-of-black-women-mathematicians-who-worked-for-nasa-during-the-space-race-20150709
This is the kind of wonderfully atypical Civil Rights-era story that gets me excited!Author Margot Lee Shetterly’s book, "Hidden Figures," which actua
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More like - It's Slobberin' Time!  Amirite?
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Proof that Victor von Doom is a greater genius than Tony Stark.  When was the last time you saw Iron Man blink?
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An interview where I explain that Ant-Man's most important accessory is his helmet!

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“Ant-Man” is in theaters Friday, so once again I contacted professor James Kakalios of the University of Minnesota, author of “The Physics of Superheroes” and scientific consultant to movies such a…
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Just got back from seeing Ant-Man!  It is basically Ocean's Eleven - where the eleven stands for millimeters!  One of my favorite Marvel movies. And Michael Pena needs to provide background exposition for ALL movies from now on!  Time for an adult beverage - think  I'll have a Pym's Cup!
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What's the connection between Ant-Man and the Higgs Boson?  It's Astonishing!

http://boingboing.net/2015/07/13/ant-man-the-physics-of-shrink.html
It's simply a cross-interaction between the Higgs field and the Pym field!
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From i09.com, reporting from San Diego's Comic Con International.  He looks hungry.
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  • University of Chicago
    Physics, 1979 - 1985
  • City College of New York
    Physics, 1975 - 1979
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just your friendly neighborhood physics professor
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  • University of Minnesota
    Physics Professor, present
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