Amazing Arcade Flight Simulator Spins Players Completely Upside-Down

The arcades that dominated the 1980s and 1990s slowly died off as home video game consoles became more and more capable, but there are apparently still some good reasons to keep a pocket full of quarters handy. Namely this arcade simulator for a game called War Thunder that puts Afterburner to shame. Read More >>

This Oculus Rift-Powered Light Cycle Sim is the Ultimate Arcade Game

The Oculus Rift hasn't even made it out of beta testing and it's already changing the world for the better—at least for one dedicated developer. He's integrated one into an incredible, full-scale Tron: Legacy light cycle replica. Strap on a headset and hop aboard, we're going racing. Read More >>

The Insane 1940s Flight Sim That Taught WWII Airmen to Refuel in Midair

Performing a midair fuel transfer between aircraft is among the most technically challenging maneuvers in aviation, especially when flying a prop-driven, WWII-era C-97 Stratotanker. That's why neophyte pilots spent hours at the controls of this life-size simulator before they ever set foot in the real thing. Read More >>

This is the Ferrari F1 Simulator Alonso Uses to Practice

When you think of the best of F1 drivers, you kind of assume that their prowess on the track is god-given, and while you might be right to some extent, they certainly practice, a lot. This is the very simulator that Ferrari built for Fernando Alonso, and apparently it can even be programmed to teach him new tricks. Read More >>

Grip Simulator Could Revolutionise the Feeling of Weapons in Games

When it comes to making video games feel more realistic, Nintendo seems to be one of the industry's leading innovators. First it introduced a vibrating rumble controller accessory for the N64, and then of course it made a buttload of money from the motion-controlled Wii. But a company called Tactical Haptics wants to steal Nintendo's thunder with a grip-simulating motion controller that promises to accurately simulate how a sword or gun really feels in hand. Read More >>

Dock Your AR Drone With the ISS and Teach a Real-Life Spacecraft Some New Tricks

In an effort to improve autopilot systems aboard spacecraft, the European Space Agency has released a free iOS app that works with Parrot's AR Drone and lets amateur pilots practice a simulated docking with the International Space Station. Read More >>

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This Cutting-Edge Simulator Is How North Korea Trains the Farmers of the Future

Somehow North Korea has been unfairly stereotyped as a nation that's behind the times—unwilling to adopt new technologies that could improve the country. But as this image clearly illustrates, that's simply not the case. Read More >>

These Kids Are Building a Battlestar Galactica Viper

They are a group of five high school students from Marin and San Francisco, who have built projects for MakerFaire before. But now they're trying their hand at building something really amazing: a full BSG Viper simulator with 360-degree motion in all direction. Read More >>

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If Only Boarding a Real Plane Was This Pleasant

It's unfortunate that this ultra-modern looking airport only exists at the simINN Flight Simulation Center in Stuttgart, Germany. Because flying would be considerably more enjoyable if airports looked like they were designed as science fiction movie sets. Read More >>

Five-Screen Racing Simulator Includes an iPhone For Performance Stats

Powered by an AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics card, Chad Smith's five screen racing simulator looks like it provides almost the same thrills as the military's simulators, without requiring the military's budget. Read More >>

Royal Navy Opens New Battleship Training Sim

The Navy's new Maritime Composite Training System (MCTS) has gone online, giving trainee troops a chance to virtually practise on new Type 45 destroyers without the risk of reversing one onto a sandbank and getting on the local news. Read More >>


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