Where Science Meets the World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

For Harry Potter fans, knowing the spell “Expelliarmus!” is second nature after 7 books.  But did you know that it is possible to disarm a human from nearly a mile away by using sonic wave technology?  Same result; no wand.

Discovery News slide show Harry Potter’s Magic Brought to Life gives modern day equivalents – or near equivalents – to many of the magical concepts that we have loved in the books:  brooms, flying cars, even invisibility cloaks.  Unfortunately not polyjuice potion, which they argue might be one of the coolest possibilities if it existed.

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