An ongoing series of posts reporting scientific advancements which (seemingly) move us closer to a "comic book life".
One of my favorite comic book characters, Iron Man has always represented the pinnacle of technological achievement. As with many other subjects of scifi and four-color adventures, however, an actual Iron Man suit seems to be less and less a matter of fantastic fiction. Links to a couple more examples will be found below the video.
A project for military application called (believe it or not) the HULC.
A Scientific American article for a "Real-Life Iron Man" suit.