Barco's 360 Degree Flight Simulator Lets Top Guns Train Without the…

That awesome beach volleyball scene aside, Goose's death in Top Gun still makes that film too difficult for me to watch. And I can only assume that avoiding such tragedies through adequate training is what inspired Barco to create this domed simulator that provides pilots with a 360 degree, unobstructed view of their… » 10/13/11 2:40pm 10/13/11 2:40pm

Fight Hurricanes with Gigantic Hurricane Simulators

It's the sort of thing you'd expect ordered by Wile E. Coyote from an ACME catalog. But instead, it's a product for the Hurricane Research Center to prepare for the devastating natural disasters » 7/30/08 3:30pm 7/30/08 3:30pm. Six giant gasoline-powered fans drive winds at well over 100mph in a wall of moving air that's large enough to engulf an…

Mirage 3D DaVinci Driving Simulator Rig Lacks Wheels, Has Passenger…

We could only surmise that this "realistic" DaVinci driving simulator from Mirage3D is for teaching this morning. I mean, why else would this thing have a passenger seat? Riding shotgun for a video game? Not when the couch is so comfy, thanks. Then again, this is also the perfect gift for that cousin with a penchant for… » 6/28/08 10:00am 6/28/08 10:00am

Avalanche Simulator Ride: The Thrill of Being Crushed By Tons of Snow

The ski resort of Les Deux Alps wants to give visitors a chance to experience what it is like to be caught in an avalanche and learn how to survive without all of that messy "white death" business. The "Robocoaster," as it is called, was the brainchild of of local businessman Marc Dode, who lost a friend in an avalanche… » 12/21/07 6:30pm 12/21/07 6:30pm