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Science Mondays: Engineer Explains Every Roller Coaster For Every Thrill

Welcome to Science Mondays. Each Monday, Geek Alabama will feature a video or article about the world of Science. Our goal is to feature science topics and make you smarter, and in our world today, it’s a great thing to make people smarter.

From WIRED, in this edition of “A World of Difference,” Korey Kiepert, owner and engineer with The Gravity Group, goes through the 8 main types of roller coasters and breaks down how they work as well as the decisions behind why they get built in the first place. Korey explains the difference between a giga coaster and a strata coaster, as well as what separates a “wild mouse” from a “mine train.”

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