A team of researchers rode a roller coaster more times than they probably care to remember, just to figure out why roller coasters trigger the passage of small kidney stones. With the further help of a 3D-printed model of a kidney filled with urine, they think they’ve solved the puzzle.
If you’ve ever been on Space Mountain at Disney, you just know deep down that if you stuck your arm out, your limbs would get chopped off by one of those rafters flying by. Except it doesn’t. No one’s limbs ever get chopped off. This weird looking device is how Disney makes sure it doesn’t happen.
You might ask why someone would want to turn a perfectly good Toyota Prius into a roller coaster that moves at a mere 15mph. I ask why not?
The Clelia II, an Antarctic cruise ship with 160 people onboard, lost an engine in a severe storm off the coast of Argentina and has to limp to port. Even big boats have problems with 30-foot waves.
The fastest ride at Ferrari's just-opened Abu Dhabi theme park looks like an F1 car and for excellent reason: it pulls 4.8 g's on launch. Here's video of Ferrari's F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa riding it.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world's largest theme park devoted to an automotive company since 1960s Detroit, opens soon-ish. We've mentioned the park's 149-mph roller coaster, but here's video of the Ferrari walkthrough, complete with goggles and Italian accents. UPDATE