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Study the Real Science Behind Ant-Man and the Wasp with Marvel University

John Urschel visits the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA to learn all about nanotech!

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Learn about the microscopic machinations that make Super Hero life possible for Ant-Man and the Wasp!

So many classic Marvel Comics were influenced by real-world science and technology, and with Marvel University, your host John Urschel talks to experts to dig deeper into the scientific inspirations behind your favorite characters and stories. A former professional football player, John is now pursuing his Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT! So he's got the brain power (and the regular power) of a Super Hero himself!

For today’s Marvel University lesson, sponsored by Dell, John travels to the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA to study the real life nanotech principles that power Ant-Man and the Wasp! Get the lowdown on the scientific reasoning behind the Wasp's stinger and suit, and then see how microscopes could help us catch a glimpse of Ant-Man!

Watch the episode above, and stay tuned to Marvel.com for more episodes of Marvel University!