The science behind 'Watchmen'by Steven John, Minnesota Public Radio
Superman is faster than a speeding bullet. Spiderman can do whatever a spider can. But, how do comic book heros and their extraordinary abilities relate to the laws of physics when Hollywood gets a hold of them?
Well, a University of Minnesota professor has some answers. Jim Kakalios may teach courses about experimental condensed matter physics by day, but he recently spent time moonlighting as a science consultant on the movie, "Watchmen", which opens today.
Professor Kakalios All Things Considered to talk about his role in keeping the graphic novel-inspired movie grounded in the physical reality.
- All Things Considered, 03/06/2009, 6:20 p.m.