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U of M prof. slings science for new 'Spider-Man' movie

University of Minnesota physics professor Jim Kakalios was a consultant on the new Spider-Man movie. In a fun video, he talks about how he taught filmakers about the science behind wall-crawling and how he came up with the "Decay Rate Algorithm" featured in the film.

The new movie "The Amazing Spider-Man," opens next week and promises to wow audiences in a fantastic world of superheroes and villans – a "believable fake reality" made possible by in part by Jim Kakalios, a physics professor at the University of Minnesota and one of the scientific consultants on the film.

In this video, the author of "The Physics of Superheroes" chats about how he taught the moviemakers about the physics of wall-crawling and how he came up with the "Decay Rate Algorithm" featured in the movie:

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