The Science of the Avengers

This week Reactions is checking out the chemistry at play behind the Avengers. Science fans, assemble! The world’s top superhero team is back to save the world in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” And these superheroes use some super science to help them keep the bad guys in check. This week, Reactions looks at the chemistry of the Avengers, including Tony Stark’s suit, Captain America’s shield and Black Widow’s super-fast healing.

Special thanks to the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences for funding this episode.

0:16 – Ironman’s Suit
1:02 – Ironman’s Particle Accelerator
1:42 – Captain America & Black Widow’s Peak Human Abilities
2:31 – Captain America’s Shield

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Producer: Elaine Seward

Scientific consultants:
James Kakalios, Ph.D.
Darcy Gentlemen, Ph.D.

Co-writers: Adam Dylewski and Noel Waghorn
Host/co-writer: Raychelle Burks, Ph.D.

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

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