Given this week’s big movie opening, the American Chemical Society should be credited for their timely efforts toward science outreach. As part of their Reactions video series, this clip takes a tongue-firmly-in-cheek look at the science behind everybody’s favorite superteam.

Good stuff, to be sure, but what I really want to know is more about the aerodynamics of a boxing glove arrow. Maybe next time.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


4 Thoughts on ""Super" Outreach from the American Chemical Society"

Great fun. Thank you for finding this, David. Now I want to see a video on the process of creating Valyrian steel.

David, this is outstanding stuff – and especially big congrats to the ACS for finding ways to be relevant and try to engage our youth in science by noting ways science and science fiction may not be too far removed. I know am currently obsessively working with my own basement-model hadron collider to create the element Steve-mantium.
On a related note, here’s a study where scientists tried to prompt spiders to uptake graphene to produce “super-strong” webs. You realize of course, that if one of these spiders happens to bite Peter Parker, Spider-Man will be a reality.

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