Post Profile






How a Roller Coaster Can Help You Pass a Kidney Stone

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. Read more...
read more

share

Related Posts


Models of Worlds of Fun roller coasters, circa 1980

Humor : Boing Boing

I'm not really a roller coaster rider. Why? Because of this thing. Or, rather, because of the full-scale real roller coaster this model is based on. Sometime in the mid 1980s, (I'm not exactly sure when, because neither he or I full...

This Roller Coaster is Designed to Kill You

Humor : Thought Catalog

Royal College of Art PhD student Julijonas Urbonas has created a design for a roller coaster that is intended to murder you… with fun! No, but you would actually die if you rode this roller coaster. It’s called The Euthanasia Coaste...

Walkable roller coaster is literally a work of art

Technology / Gadgets : Coolest Gadgets

Some of you might remember when we reported on the exciting Japanese Sky Cycle roller coaster that is pedal-powered. This roller coaster in Duisburg, Germany, is one that you can walk on. You might wonder how someone can possibly go...

A Health Benefit of Roller Coasters

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Corby's Fresh Feeds

In a unique, home-spun experiment, researchers show that centripetal force could help people pass kidney stones—before they become a serious health-care cost.

Got kidney stones? Try riding a roller coaster to dislodge them

Academics : LA Times: Science

Just ask any one of the 300,000 Americans who, in any given year, develop kidney stones: What if the excruciating pain of passing one of those little devils could be prevented by strapping yourself into a make-believe runaway mine t...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC