Iron Mans Suit Defies Physics — Mostly
I went out to see IronMan last night. It blew me away, you should definitely watch it in a theatre that offers good quality sound, DTS is awesome. The movie is well done, the story line is believable and you actually end up liking the whole story. I wish it would have been longer but oh well. I would even say that I like this movie better than Transformers. Of course the stories are way different, but they both have great fighting scenes and excellent animation. I can't wait for the next chapter of the Iron Man franchise. My buddy David tells me that the main actors had to agree to a 3 movie deal.
It is just enough to leave you wanting more. Oh yeah and when you go see it, you should stick around until after the credits.
I also found this story (below), which is the stuff us nerds care about. The article points out two facts; the suit is not that far fetched; but until we have a new way of harnessing the energy needed to power a device like that, the suit will remain the stuff of comic books. It is simply impossible (today) to have the required energy in a practical format that could be used for such applications.
Tony Starks amazing suit is a long way from realization, mostly due to practical energy constraints.
As a comic book fan and physics professor, I am looking forward to the big screen debut of Iron Man. This is due, in part, to the fact that instead of getting belted with gamma rays or being born a demon from hell, industrialist and scientist Tony Stark got his super powers by means of his engineering genius.
But just how realistic is Starks amazing suit?
Sadly, nearly all of the features of the Iron Man suit, with one important exception, are not likely to be realized anytime soon. Lets look at each of the suits major elements in turn.
Iron Mans Suit Defies Physics -- Mostly