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BrainStuff Classics: How Does Captain America's Shield Work?

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BrainStuff Classics: How Does Captain America's Shield Work?

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Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

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Captain America's indestructible shield may be a work of fiction, but that won't stop us from trying to figure out how it might work in the real world. Learn more about the history and science behind Cap's shield in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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