Posts Tagged ‘Iron Man’
Not all heroes wear capes – but some carry tubes (Pi Day 2017)
They don’t make words for how dope this is. Get excited about higher education; esp. about the prospect of attending one of the United States’ most prestigious – M.I.T. They sent out the admissions decision letters on March 14th, or 3.14 (known as Pi Day, for reasons any who have/had any shot of getting into the pinnacle engineering school understand).
And before you non-nerds push a hand up and out and let out a “pssshhhtt, so what?” Recognize the levels of geek-ohol M.I.T. admissions poured into this years batch of Kool-Aid. Dude, Iron Man, dude! Well actually, they put together a 3-minute vignette featuring a Marvel character, an M.I.T. teen prodigy that built her own super suit and subbed for Iron Man when Tony Stark fell ill that time. The character, RiRi Williams (played by MIT student Ayomide F.), picks up a ‘special delivery’ in the video in her Iron Maiden suit. The special delivery? It’s a tube containing someone’s M.I.T. admission letter. Learn more about the backstory after watching the clip above by following the link below.
May 1st can’t get here soon enough for me! I’m hyped about this new Avenger’s film & all the surprises & other Marvel characters that will make their introduction for subsequent movie spinoffs. This is the third trailer Marvel has released to promote the upcoming film. The premise of this Avengers sequel trailer has Ultron laying out his plans to decimate planet Earth’s mightiest heroes. Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters May 1!
A life-size Iron Man suit with eyes that light up like in the movies? Go on…
Welsh hobbyist (and uber-Iron Man fan) Peter Mitchell, used his engineering skills to construct something quite remarkable.
“I liked the film but I knew the missus wouldn’t let me buy a suit, so I decided to make one. I started off by buying a 1ft tall Iron Man model, and scaled things up from that. There is a lot of stuff on the Internet too — plans and discussion forums — which was useful.”
Totaling about £450 (about $760 US) in materials, Mitchell admits that due to hours (about a year’s worth) of hard work it took to create the suit, a real cost estimate would be a huge challenge to produce. Let’s call it priceless, and let that hardworking man have his moment.
I’m telling you. If you want something really cool to be invented, get it into science fiction and get the nerds excited about it. Read a story about an Iron Man suit being developed. Want a [combat simulation] video ’bout it? Here it go (above).
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) and other groups from business and academia are joining forces to create a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, that “promises to provide superhuman strength with greater ballistic protection,” according to a statement released by the U.S. Army.
Marvel’s upcoming ‘Iron Man 3’ film starring Robert Downey Jr returning in the lead role as Tony Starks is slated to hit the theaters & here comes another interesting trailer to get us ready for the film. It’s expected that Don Cheadle is returning as Tony’s friend Jim Rhodes who wrecks havoc as the Iron Patriot suit but is that enough for Iron Man to defeat his latest foe? In this particular trailer I’m wondering if director Shane Black may have revealed too much in this new trailer as to HOW Tony Stark plans to defeat his nemesis the ‘Mandarin’. We’ll see when the film hits theaters May 3rd. Can’t wait!
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Forty-year-old South African innovator Elon Musk (featured in the video vignette above) served as an inspiration for the fictional genius billionaire Tony Stark in the “Iron Man” movies, according to director Jon Favreau. Mr. Musk even made a cameo in one of the movies. A quick peek at his profile lets us know that Mr. Musk is indeed the Marvel comic character come to life!
Successful in bold business ventures, Mr. Musk’s Tesla Motors, Inc. (of Palo Alto, California), already has more than 10,000 orders for its Model S high-end electric car. A futurist with eyes toward the skies (and beyond), Mr. Musk’s Falcon 9 rocket (developed by his Hawthorne-based business SpaceX) took an unmanned Dragon capsule on a mission to the International Space Station – marking the first time a private company has sent a spacecraft to the space station. Mr. Musk, ever the industrialist, also helped cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive develop their soon-to-be public SolarCity solar panel company (and he currently serves as Chairman of its Board). Oh yeah… forgot to mention that Mr. Musk also founded PayPal (which sold to eBay for $1.5 billion a while ago)!
But alas, like Tony Stark, Mr. Musk is something of a troubled ladies’ man – recently splitting with his actress wife, Talulah Riley; his second, as author Justine Musk was his first. Justine is coming out with a book…and word has it that it will NOT be a flattering piece of literature.
Mm..mm…mm…it’s hard out here for a futurist…industrialist…philanthropist…tech wiz…PLAYER!
Summer just can’t get here fast enough….Can’t wait for when this new Marvel film hits theaters May 4th…
“Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’–the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012. In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.” MARVEL.COM/AVENGERSMOVIE