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The Physics of Car Crashes in ‘Stranger Things 3’

Could a Cadillac knock a speeding Camaro out of the way of our heroes? A physicist explains.

A still from the Stranger Things series on Netflix. A Camaro faces the Starcourt Mall in an empty parking lot at night.

TThere is a bunch of great physics in the latest season of Stranger Things, including a quick use of the value of Planck’s constant as a code. But I’m not just a fan of the show — I’m also a scientist. You might enjoy some…



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Rhett Allain

Physics faculty, science blogger of all things geek. Technical Consultant for CBS MacGyver and MythBusters. WIRED blogger.