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Could an implanted alien computer take control of the human brain? Is it possible to create killer lipstick? From teleportation to time travel, from artificial intelligence to alternate dimensions, each chapter examines the supervillains' devilish deeds, separating those that retain an aura of scientific believability from the barely plausible and the simply impossible. You'll discover the puzzling link between magnetism and the brain; how Venom's self-aware costume anticipated the development of intelligent textiles; and whether it's possible that humans, like certain comic book characters, could someday live for hundreds, even thousands of years the answer may surprise you.

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Science Supervillains by Lois Gresh

New Releases. The Science of Supervillains. Description The authors of The Science of Superheroes now reveal the real genius of the most evil geniuses Ever wonder why comic book villains, such as Spiderman's bionic archenemy Dr. Octopus or the X-Men's eternal rival Magneto, are so scary and so much fun? It's not just their diabolical talent for confounding our heroes, it's their unrivalled techno-proficiency at creating global mayhem that keeps comic book fans captivated.

But is any of the science actually true? In The Science of Supervillains, authors Lois Gresh and Bob Weinberg present a highly entertaining and informative look at the mind-boggling wizardry behind the comic book world's legendary baddies.

Whether it's artificial intelligence, weapons systems, anti-matter, robotics, or magnetic flux theory, this fun, fact-filled book is a fascinating excursion into the real-world science animating the genius in the comic book world's pantheon of evil geniuses. Flap copy What sort of damage could an insane supergenius like Lex Luthor do with chemical and biological weapons?

Just how close are we to creating robotic appendages for our bodies?

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Can a human being actually soar through the air just like Spider-Man's nemesis, the Vulture, by using a giant set of wings? And if not, why not? In the tradition of its successful predecessor The Science of Superheroes, The Science of Supervillains takes a lighthearted yet penetrating look at the true science that underlies some of the greatest comic book supervillains of all time. Gresh and Robert Weinberg explore the background of these fascinating foes, asking intriguing questions that lead to illuminating discussions about the limits of science, the laws of nature, and the future of technology.

Could a suit of body armor like Dr.