Charlie over at Dvice got a chance to go check out the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS-1) at the University of Iowa, and take the gargantuan piece of machinery for a spin. Costing $80 million to build and requiring a building the size of a gymnasium, the NADS-1 is considered the most sophisticated driving sim in the world. The verdict? Charlie says it's the closest thing to actually driving he's experienced.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.