By Adam Waltz
Superheroes are “all the rage,” especially now with the release of Avengers: Endgame
In honor of the movie’s release, the Arizona Science Center kicked up their experiments to superhuman level for their monthly Science With a Twist event for adults 21 and over.
“We are celebrating superheroes,” said Sari Custer, Vice President of Curiosity at the Arizona Science Center. “We’ve got a ton of superhero activities.”
Sari and I started with a little villainous mind control. Like a car battery, my arm was hooked up and connected to Sari’s, and through a battery-powered conductor, she was able to control my arm via electrodes. When Sari moved her arm, a surge of electricity forced me to do the same.
Then it was my turn to control a robot with the help of cybernetics. My arm was connected to a small robot, and as I expanded and contracted my arms, the arms of the robots followed suit. Think Ironman.
The next science experiment was the “Hulk Smasher” where I crushed a pool ball by using four tons of pressure. That’s 8,000 pounds of force.
And finally, I experienced life like Spider-Man with a virtual reality game where I shot webs, swung to new heights, and fought bad guys.
“Hey, that superhero-ness is all science really,” said Custer.