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Comic book tech and real life tech science

Science cafe August 15th @ 7pm. We can meet in the daily planet cafe at 630pm.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a really interesting talk. The fact that he tied in possible real world applications for some of the stuff makes me want to go do some more research.

    1 · August 15, 2013

  • Parker

    This was a good non-technical topic for the Daily Planet science talk. It was a crowded event at the café. I got there about 6:45 and all the seats and tables were taken, so we didn't all get together as a group. I talked to Johnathan for a minute after the talk and saw Ed and a few others on the other side of the café.

    1 · August 15, 2013

  • Gargoyle

    I guess I'll have to make it for another time

    August 15, 2013

  • Parker

    It looks like its a full house. Standing room only right now.

    August 15, 2013

  • Gargoyle

    I might be late.

    August 15, 2013

  • Keisha

    This sounds great! Looking forward to it and meeting everyone. :)

    August 14, 2013

  • Jeanne

    working

    August 13, 2013

  • Jonathan B. H.

    Here's what I found on the Museum's website for this event: Materials have been the backbone of technological and military advancement for thousands of years, with whole time periods being named after them (Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age). Perhaps it's no surprise that advanced materials such as Captain America's shield, Wolverine's claws and Spider Man's web have been key components in comic book mythos and are widely recognized. These stories often highlight the core concepts of Materials Science and Engineering, which studies the processing/structure/property/performance relationships of the stuff that makes up the world around us. For this Science Cafe, we will learn of the rich history of materials science from comic books, movies and science fiction, and discuss the newest scientific breakthroughs in research that make materials stronger, lighter, smarter, and hopefully approach the performance envisioned by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby.

    August 12, 2013

    • Ed

      I'm going For Sure! I think a lot of people don't realize that material sciences have had a huge jump just like computers. Common examples: Gorilla Glass for your phone cover, rare-earth magnets make tiny ear bud headphones with incredible sound, car windshields that repel water like duck's feathers (coming soon). I'm looking forward to the talk, and the Q&As!

      1 · August 12, 2013

  • Jonathan B. H.

    And here's info on the speaker of the event: Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu's primary position is serving as the program manager responsible for synthesis and processing of materials with the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO), Materials Science Division. He manages programs that focus on the use of innovative approaches for processing high performance materials reliably and at lower costs. Mathaudhu also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, where his research focuses on the processing of nanostructured metallic alloys for structural and defense applications. He is also an avid comic book fan who is frequently consulted by the media and entertainment industry on the science of comic books and science fiction.

    August 12, 2013

  • Brian H.

    This sound like another great topic at the science cafe. Will check before I sign up.

    August 11, 2013

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