It turns out the same material that makes student furniture cheap and comfortable also works quite well when it comes to protecting your head. So Vaco12 has turned simple bean bags into an innovative padding technology.
It's certainly a safety improvement, but Mercedes' new active seat belt buckle should also eliminate the utterly annoying game of trying to find the connectors that have inevitably gotten stuck in-between the back seat cushions of a car.
When it comes to kitchen safety, raw chicken can be even more dangerous than a sharp knife because of bacteria like salmonella. But a new study reveals that cold plasma torches could eliminate those harmful pathogens, without cooking the food.
It's time to talk about the second letter in NASA: Aeronautics. Yes, NASA does mind-blowing things in outer space, but they also want you to get to your family reunion in one piece. NASA is making planes smarter. Smart enough to be flyable even when they're falling apart.
Nice password you got there! Super complicated, I love it. You know who else loves it? Computers! Because by carefully crafted a string of alphanumerical gibberish that you need tattooed on your palm to remember, you've made a password much easier to crack than, say, four simple unrelated words.
Earbuds (or good ones, anyway) work like corks for your ears: sealing in music while blocking surrounding sounds. They're fine when you're safe at home, but not so much outside when you need to be aware of your environment.
There are laws, PSAs, and nagging family members out there trying to keep us from using our phones while driving. Scosche's cellCONTROL is a clever device that'll actually block the use of distracting apps and the phone whenever a car is moti
Our tools for extinguishing fire are almost as primitive as our forefathers who discovered it. Extinguishers that attempt to choke or disrupt the chemical reaction often do just as much damage, so DARPA's been working on a high-tech alternative.
If you don't have kids, there are probably knives, prescriptions drugs, poison, and electronics lying everywhere. But now the family is coming to visit with something that could destroy everything you love: Children.
If you're going to the trouble of getting yourself a set of Stormtrooper armour, it might as well be practical right? So instead of flimsy moulded plastic, these suits are made from genuine leather, protecting motorcyclists from road rash.
Improving on existing systems that only watch a driver's eyes for signs of fatigue, Denso has created a drowsiness level checker that tracks subtle muscle movements over the entire face. Alerting users that they're too tired before they fall asleep.
Realising that we'll be perpetually distracted by smartphones, researchers have created an app that uses their built-in camera to automatically check for oncoming traffic, making crossing the road while talking on the phone a less dangerous endeavour.
There's some serious shit going down over in the US as part of the Occupy Oakland protests. Even though there were no official media on the scene, the police's tear gas avalanche was captured and distributed by citizen journalists who were among those being assailed, for the whole world to see.