'Iron Man': Physicists tackle the science. We're listening...

Sidney Perkowitz, a professor of physics at Emory University, can break down the reality of Iron Man in five minutes, as seen in the video embedded after the jump. Were I interested in majoring in physics, I would want him to be my advisor. Things we learn:

* The idea of an 'Iron Man' suit - or exoskeleton, which he describes as 'a powered framework that you fit your body into that gives you enhanced endurance, or speed, or mobility or strength' - is already in the works by the U.S. Military. Discovery News has an easy-to-digest piece detailing the Top 5 of them.

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