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iCandy: Remote Control

Gadgets that reach where we can’t go, help the imperiled, and spot problems both physical and cognitive

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Photo: Silver Dollar City/AP Photo
Wooden roller coasters are elegant, but they couldn’t be made to do all the terror-inducing things that are hallmarks of the newest steel coasters—that is, until now. The Outlaw Run, scheduled to open in 2013 at the Silver Dollar City amusement park in Branson, Mo., will be the first wooden coaster to turn riders upside down.
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