Gravity Industries CEO Richard Browning tackles a Royal Marine assault course in a jet suit that he invented, thus earning him the nickname of “real-life Iron Man”. He managed to fly the 1,000 brake horsepower suit around the bottom field assault course at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon. “Royal Marines are sometimes called ‘supermen’ for their achievements, but even we stop short at the ability to fly. Watching Richard float, fly and hover around the assault course was a very impressive, surreal experience,” said Royal Marines Captain Oliver Mason. Read more for two more videos about the jet suit and additional information.
Kai-Xiang Zhong, a 24-year-old self-taught artist from Taiwan, first gained fame back in 2013 for the incredible Iron Man sculpture you see above, which earned him the nickname “Tony Stark of Cardboard”. Since then, he’s continued to make incredible life-sized sculptures exclusively out of corrugated cardboard, and his collection now features life-sized animals, mythical creatures, and even “It”‘s Pennywise. Read more to see some of his latest work.
British inventor Richard Browning’s jet engine-powered suit, inspired by Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, capable of hitting 32mph in mid-air, will take part in airborne races starting next year. It’s powered by five miniature jet engines mounted on the pilot’s arms and back. “The idea a race around a kind of air race circuit, in three dimensions with 1,000 horse-power jet suits, it’s going to be astounding and phenomenal,” said Browning. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Avengers: Infinity War has already broken several box office records, and now, Qi-enabled smartphones can experience a part of the film, sort of. InfoThink has just released a new Iron Man Wireless Charging Pad that looks just like an Arc Reactor, complete with LEDs that turn on when plugged in. Best of all, you can charge any compatible smartphones even without removing the case. Product page. Continue reading for our full review.
British inventors Colin Furze and James Bruton managed to build a 10.5-foot tall Hulkbuster suit that is not only strong, but also able to lift, and repeatedly drop, heavy items. However the most impressive feature is that there’s enough room for an adult to ride inside, enabling them to control it using a custom-built joystick. While it can’t walk manually, the suit does boast a working flamethrower in one hand. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to start a fire with a hammer.
British inventor Richard Browning has set a Guinness World Record for recording the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine-powered suit by hitting 32.02 mph. The Iron Man-inspired flight suit boasts six kerosene-fuelled micro gas turbines, each with 22 kg of thrust, controlled through body movements alone. “This is real-world aeronautical innovation. We are serious about building a world-changing technology business. We stand at the very beginning of what human propulsion systems will do. It’s at the same point as the mobile phone was in the early to mid 80s or the internet of the early 90s,” said Browning. Continue reading for more world records you probably never knew about.
When paired with a special mobile app, Hasbro’s Hero Vision AR offers an experience that begins when you scatter circular markers over the floor of your superhero hideout of choice. Once the app opened and your gauntlet is strapped on, the markers spring your adversaries, who threaten your own safety while Thanos taunts you from an inter-dimensional portal high above. Continue reading for hands-on pictures and more information.
Priced at $2699, the Full Body Armors wearable Iron Man Mark 43 (XLIII) Suit could be one of the coolest superhero accessories yet. The basic suit weighs in at 15.4 lbs (7 kg), depending on the add-ons and accessories you select, which range from a motorized face plate / eye lights to a refined chest Arc Reactor light as well as even height increasing shoe pads. Worried about it not fitting? Well, you’ll be happy to know that each suit is handmade to your body measurements. Continue reading for three more cool gadgets that you probably haven’t seen before.
The Elliptic House (Casa Eliptica), located along the coast of Portugal, is perfect for Tony Stark, starting with its minimalistic geometric design. Its exterior boasts overlapping ovals, while a seaward wall features a curved silhouette with a glazed facade for panoramic ocean views. The reflecting pool, Jacuzzi, and a cutout in the cantilevered roof all follow the circular motif. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Two engineers decided to build an ‘underwater ironman jetpack’ of sorts that enables on to speed through water at speeds of up to 6.25 miles per hour. It consists of four motors, with each one strapped onto each arm and each leg. “David and I suck at swimming, we’re the types of guys who would drown in our own shower, but instead of investing the time to learn how to swim better, we thought there might be an engineering solution to this,’ said Ecletical Enginerring’s Ryan. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the iPhone X by Pineapple.