Spot-on Muppets ad replaces everyone in New York with Animal

If you leave aside the fact that The Muppets are shilling for the world's crappiest brand of tea, this TV commercial in which everyone in New York gets replaced by Animal from the Muppets is absolutely brilliant. Because the truth is, my friends, that everyone eventually turns into Animal in this city. » 2/27/14 9:44pm 2/27/14 9:44pm

Obama says US Army is building a real Iron Man and no, he is not joking

Last Tuesday President Obama met with top engineers and Pentagon people. He publicly said: "Basically, I'm here to announce that we're building Iron Man [...] Not really. Maybe. It's classified." People laughed, but the truth is that yes, the US military is building Iron Man, and the first prototypes are coming in this… » 2/27/14 12:53pm 2/27/14 12:53pm

According to Tony Stark's code, the Iron Man suit is made with Lego

Forget everything you think you know about Iron Man. Turns out he was powered by Lego. Yes, you read that correctly. The Tumblr "Source Code in Television and Films" by John Graham-Cumming has exposed the programming code Tony Stark used to bring his Iron Man suit to life. And it's a code for a Lego computer. » 1/15/14 5:47am 1/15/14 5:47am

This Is the Best Consumer-Ready Iron Man Suit We've Ever Seen

Do you like Iron Man? Got $2,000 lying around? You're in luck, my friend, because the Iron Man Factory is open for business, and they're selling the best Iron Man suits we've ever seen. The only problem is you'll have to wait, oh, about a year to get yours. » 12/17/13 3:20pm 12/17/13 3:20pm

Glowing Arc Reactor Coasters Are Just Enabling Tony Stark

It wasn't dealt with much in the movies, but in the Iron Man comic books Tony Stark is constantly battling alcoholism. And that's what makes these light-up glowing coasters ironic. On the big screen, he used the technology he developed to fight crime and make the world a better place. But in the comics, he would have… » 11/20/13 5:00pm 11/20/13 5:00pm

US Army to get Iron Man suit for troops in just four years

This is not the first time that the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) has talked about their desire to get a real life version of Iron Man's suit for soldiers, but now it's giving a very specific timeframe: "The goal is to have a contract in place by next fall and have suits ready for full… » 11/19/13 2:51am 11/19/13 2:51am

The Flying Iron Man Suit We All Can Afford

It makes sense that the superheroes (and supervillains) with the best toys also happen to have access to billions of dollars to fund their exploits. The fact of the matter is, you're probably never going to own a life-size flying Iron Man suit. And instead of sulking about it, you should be happy that this 19-inch tall … » 9/05/13 3:20pm 9/05/13 3:20pm

A Cast That Makes You A Little Bit Iron Man Is Awesome

If you're wearing a cast, something bad probably happened. You may feel crappy about it or frustrated or some other dark feeling, but you tell yourself it isn't unbelievably itchy and just try to ignore it. Or. You draw an Iron Man arm on it and then you are a bamf anytime you do anything. Caligineus posted a friend's… » 8/18/13 7:47pm 8/18/13 7:47pm

A Real-Life Iron Man Suit That Could Be as Comfortable as Pajamas

Tony Stark used exotic composites, metal alloys, and other Hollywood-only make-believe materials to build his armor-plated Iron Man suit. But researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute, constrained by the limitations of reality, took a different approach with a muscle-enhancing exoskeleton that could one day… » 6/25/13 5:23pm 6/25/13 5:23pm

These Armored Nike Air Mags Were Made for Iron Man

Though the Nike MAGs are already nostalgically beautiful in their own Back to the Future style, this custom Iron Man version of the Nike MAGs transforms the boot into something even more futuristic. Something that Tony Stark would invent. Something that you could imagine as part of Iron Man's armor. Something that I so … » 6/06/13 9:00pm 6/06/13 9:00pm

The Secret Iron Man 3 Closing Titles You Didn't See in Theaters

As fun as Iron Man 3 was, when the screen goes black and the titles come up you're smacked in the face with a whole other kind of fun—the awesome motion-heavy sequence from Creative Director Danny Yount. And if you thought that was cool, you should see what he originally had planned. » 5/07/13 11:09am 5/07/13 11:09am

Biomedical Engineer on Making Iron Man 3's Extremis Tech Real

The tech driving Iron Man 3 isn't, as it typically is, Tony Stark's Iron Man suit. Instead, it's the medical-but-also-real-explodey Extremis. And believe it or not, the physiological nanoparticle science behind it isn't pure science fiction. At least some parts of it are within reach relatively soon. » 5/06/13 5:40pm 5/06/13 5:40pm

How Iron Man Destroyed $5.86 Million In Cars Alone

Tony Stark is a man of wealth and taste. He likes cars that are obscenely fast and ludicrously expensive, like the Audi R8 and the Saleen S7. But when he dons his Iron Man suit, cars get blown up. Specifically, his cars. And other people's cars. Also military equipment, aliens, and his enemies, but especially cars. » 5/04/13 3:33pm 5/04/13 3:33pm