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Backyard Roller Coaster – Family, Physics and Fun

This week we have been in touch with [Will Pemble], Geek Dad. After a visit to Magic Mountain in early 2013, his son [Lyle] asked “Why don’t we build …

14 crazy roller coasters in the United States!

Kingda Ka: Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson Township, New Jersey. The tallest and fastest roller coaster currently in the United States also has …

Superman Stalled: Riders Stranded 150 Feet in Air When Roller Coaster Gets Stuck

Sometimes Superman is faster than a speeding bullet. Other times he stalls 150 feet above the ground.<p>Twelve thrill-seekers were left in the air for …

Need for speed? How coasters are getting faster and scarier

On some of the newest roller coasters, there is no long, steady climb up a track before the screaming begins. The screaming starts right away when rides are launched using electromagnetic technology, called linear synchronous motor or LSM, that can catapult a coaster from zero to up to 100 miles an …

Popaloop: Roller Coaster Restaurant Opening in Kuwait

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Guy Riding Virtual Roller Coaster With Oculus Rift Gets Pushed Over, Freaks Out

This is a video of some guy demoing an Oculus Rift in a mall (Oh shit -- TGI Fridays?! I'll have the loaded potato skins!) and riding a virtual …