A jet pack tested by a Royal Marine in Devon has been turned into a replica of Marvel superhero Iron Man's suit - and it's actually bulletproof. Earlier this year, footage of the jet pack - invented by former Royal-Marine and founder of Gravity Industries Richard Browning - went viral when a video of it being tested at the Royal Marine Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, was shared on Twitter. Now, Mythbusters star Adam Savage has used the jet pack to recreate Tony Stark's famous suit from the Marvel movies and comics, for a new TV series on Discovery, called Savage Builds. The suit was 3D-printed from Titanium - and the high speed video shows it can deflect a bullet fired right at the breastplate. “It sounds like hyperbole, but I swear… if Tony Stark was not fictional and he was building an Iron Man suit right now, this is precisely how he would do it and this is the exact technology he’d be using,” Savage told CNET. “I was just … [Read more...] about Royal Marine jet pack turned into bullet-proof Iron Man suit
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How well do you know the local area? The Chronicle has teamed up with Marvel Universe LIVE! to give our readers the chance to win tickets to the brand new UK tour featuring Guardians of the Galaxy and more than 20 favourite Marvel Super Heroes and Villiains. To be in with a chance of winning tickets to the show's opening night at the Utilita Arena, log on to our Facebook page tomorrow at 12.30pm to see if you can work out where the mini Marvel characters are hidden. The first four people to arrive at the hidden location will each pick a golden envelope. Three of the envelopes contain family tickets to the live show and one contains a special VIP prize. The competition starts at 12.30pm and you have one hour to get yourself to the hidden location to win one of four envelopes containing tickets (terms and conditions apply). There are only four envelopes containing tickets up for grabs, so make sure you clear your lunch hour and log on at 12.30pm to get your clue as to the location. … [Read more...] about Marvel fans assemble! Here’s how you can win tickets for the opening night of Marvel Universe LIVE!
Concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs across Sussex FRIDAY, MARCH 22COMEDYGEORGE LEWIS: £10-£12, 8pm Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton 0845 293 8480. A Man, A Plan, A Girl With Fake Tan.KRATER COMEDY CLUB: Until March 24, 7pm/8pm/10.30pm, £5-£36.50 Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton 0845 293 8480.COMMUNITYBEACON ACADEMY QUIZ NIGHT: 7pm, Beeches Main Hall, Beacon Academy, Crowborough. Get a team together for fun, interactive rounds and brainteasers from ace Quiz Master Reg Sansbury. Tickets £5/head or book your table for £30 (maximum eight people). All proceeds go directly to the school. Email [email protected] or visit www.beacon-academy.org.LEWES RIVERSIDE CLUB: Lewes Workhouse by Matt Homewood, 2pm St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe.TEA DANCE: 1.30pm-3.45pm, £5 per person including tea or coffee. Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater (off Cedar Drive). Info: 01403 733208 or Colin and Margaret … [Read more...] about Entertainment listings for Friday to Thursday, March 22-28
Concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs across Sussex FRIDAY, MARCH 8COMEDYCOMEDY CLUB: £10, 8pm The Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne (01323) 802020. Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club.KRATER COMEDY CLUB: Until March 10, 7pm/8pm/10.30pm, £5-£36.50 Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton 0845 293 8480.LIVE AT BRIGHTON DOME: £15-£20, 7.30pm Brighton Dome (01273) 709709. Sara Pascoe, Felicity Ward, Sara Barron, Lolly Adefope and Josie Long.COMMUNITYAGE UK: West Sussex Lamb House Activity Centre, Haywards Heath. 7pm-10.30pm. Quiz and curry night. Delicious chicken and veggie curry with all the trimmings. Cash prize and raffle. £15 per person. Call 01444 450248 to book.HORSHAM FRENCH CLUB: 8pm, Roffey Millennium Hall. The subject for the evening will be ‘Lavande en Provence’. Refreshments provided. Info: www.horshamfrenchclub.org.uk.LEWES RIVERSIDE CLUB: My Life as a Chailey Heritage Nurse by Bill Fuller, 2pm St Thomas’ Church … [Read more...] about Entertainment listings for Friday to Thursday, March 8-14
Concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs across Sussex FRIDAY, MARCH 1COMEDYKRATER COMEDY CLUB: Until March 3, 7pm/8pm/10.30pm, £5-£36.50 Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton 0845 293 8480.RUSSELL KANE: The Fast and The Curious. £20, 8pm De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (01424) 229111.THE MAYDAYS: £10, 7.30pm Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton 0845 293 8480. tonight’s Top Story and Guest Improv Stars.COMMUNITYLEWES RIVERSIDE CLUB: The King of Skiffle, Bob Wragg, 2pm St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.WALK: Meet 11am in car park of the Southwater Country Park, (off Cripplegate Lane, RH13 9UN). 2.6 mile HDC Health walk along bridleways, country lanes and the Downs Link. No stiles but can be muddy. Not suitable for wheelchairs or prams. Sorry no dogs. 75 mins. Alex 01403 273751.CONCERTSNICHOLAS YONGE SOCIETY: £15 on door, 7.45pm Cliffe Building (Sussex Downs College) Mountfield Road, Lewes. The Heath Quartet playing Haydn, … [Read more...] about Entertainment listings for Friday to Thursday, March 1-7