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Published Jun 06 2019

Since his debut in the MCU, Ant-Man has grown to be one of the most valuable Avengers, even playing a crucial role in Endgame. However, even with his extraordinary skillset and powers, could the pint-sized super hero be destroyed by a simple magnifying glass like his insect namesake? Kyle takes a closer look in this week's episode of Because Science!


Learn More:
SQUARE CUBE LAW: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square%E2%80%93cube_law
THE POWER OF A MAGNIFYING GLASS: https://mathscinotes.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/the-power-of-a-simple-magnifying-glass/
SPECIFIC HEATS OF SOLIDS: https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/specific-heat-solids-d_154.html
PHYSICAL CONSTANTS FOR FORENSIC INVESTIGATORS: https://www.tcforensic.com.au/docs/article10.html
CONVEX LENS DIAGRAMS: https://www.a-levelphysicstutor.com/optics-convx-lnss.php
WHY DON’T LENSES VIOLATE THERMODYNAMICS? https://www.askamathematician.com/2013/01/qhow-do-lenses-that-concentrate-light-not-violate-the-second-law-of-thermodynamics-if-you-use-a-magnifying-glass-to-burn-ants-arent-you-making-a-point-hotter-than-the-ambient-temperature-without/
FIRE FROM MOONLIGHT: https://what-if.xkcd.com/145/