Researchers from the revered New Scientist magazine have helped design a terryifing new rollercoaster..Alton Towers Resort will unveil The Smiler this summer after experts from the magazine advised how best to thrill riders. The ride will include plunging drops of up to 98ft and also reaches a maximum speed of 53mph. But, it is the roller coaster’s psychological effects that are set to push thrill-seekers to their limits. The Smiler plays with its riders’ minds by blurring the line between illusion and reality. During the two minutes and 45 seconds-long ride users will experience jabbing needles, blinding lights and optical illusions — all maximising the fear element. SEE OUR COPY FOR THE FULL STORY! ..Pictured: The Smiler rollercoaster…© Solent News & Photo Agency.UK +44 (0) 2380 458800.