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If superpowers were real: Super speed - Joy Lin

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What if super speed wasn’t just the stuff of epic comic book stories? Is it scientifically possible to be super speed? In this series, Joy Lin tackles six superpowers and reveals just how scientifically realistic they can be to us mere mortals.

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· The components of air
· Human reaction time
· Fastest speed ever achieved by a human being
At the 2010 NFL draft, NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen was dared to run the 40-yard dash. The 40-something reporter in a suit was no match for the 22 year old NFL draft prospects. Eisen's colleagues put together this segement mocking his inability to outrun even the largest draftees.
Disclaimer: Due to time constraints, not all aspects of each superpower can be discussed and the science is sometimes simplified or generalized. We recognize this series is only the tip of the iceberg, not the final say in the continuous discussion of superpowers and scientific advancements. All we aim to achieve is inspiring young minds to ponder, discuss, and discover science through a glimpse into the world of superheroes.

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  • Director Cognitive Media
  • Animator Federico Parodi
  • Artist Geoffrey Cole
  • Educator Joy Lin
  • Narrator James Arnold Taylor

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