For Science of the Day

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A new study of the aerodynamics of Batman's winged attire concludes that the caped crusader certainly can fly over Gotham City, but that when it comes to landing, his gear is a suicide waiting to happen.

Student physicists at the University of Leicester, in a paper titled "Trajectory of a Falling Batman," determined that Batman's velocity as he approached street level -- 50 mph -- would be too great for him to survive without serious injury.
"If Batman wanted to survive the flight, he would definitely need a bigger cape," co-author David Marshall suggests helpfully. "Or if he preferred to keep his style he could opt for using active propulsion, such as jets to keep himself aloft."
[telegraph]

Movie Featurette of the Day

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Thirteen minutes to get you extra hyped about this summer's most anticipated movie. As if you needed any more material to salivate over.

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Lazy Hollywood of the Day

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If Hollywood is out of ideas now, what did they have before?

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Movie Trailer of the Day

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The third trailer for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises has been released. The third and final installment in Nolan's Batman trilogy, which stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, and Tom Hardy, drops July 20.

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Kickass Kid of the Day

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Elaborate planning by the Arlington Police and Fire departments and Texas-based nonprofit a Wish with Wings allowed 7-year-old cancer patient Kye to see his wish come true: He spent Saturday fighting crime around the city as Batman. Kye, who suffers from leukemia, foiled an attempted bank robbery by the Joker and a bomb scare at City Hall engineered by the Riddler.

Don't miss the pics.

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Handy Shadowgraphy of the Day

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Handy Shadowgraphy of the Day: The Bat Hand-Signal.

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Today On TDW: Geek

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Today On TDW: Geek --

  • Above: The Dark Knight Rises teaser reproduced using footage from Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited and Red Hood.

  • Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz indicted on