The science behind Spiderman

The blockbuster The Amazing Spiderman has plenty of physics and quantitative biology references. To get things right, the filmmakers consulted with James Kakalios, a physics lecturer at the University of Minnesota who wrote the book The Physics of Superheroes. Some of the physics behind The Amazing Spiderman can be explained through a descent of the Gompertz law and the Reliability Theory of Ageing and Longevity. However, according to a University of Minnesota press release, Kakalios’s most important contribution is the decay rate algorithm, an equation that relates to cell regeneration and human mortality.

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