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Tag: Safety

This Earthquake Safety Helmet Folds Flat Until You Need It

This Earthquake Safety Helmet Folds Flat Until You Need It
Earthquakes are a fairly common occurrence in parts of Japan, so they have a tendency to think more about earthquake safety there than other places. One of the more important things to do in the event of a quake is to protect your head from falling objects.

This Llama Spits Pepper Spray

This Llama Spits Pepper Spray
If and when you ever find yourself face to face with an attacker, a canister of pepper spray can help you fend off the bad guy and beat a hasty retreat. But just because you carry a can of pepper spray on your keychain doesn’t mean it needs to be ugly.
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2020 GMC Sierra HD Trucks Make Trailers Transparent

2020 GMC Sierra HD Trucks Make Trailers Transparent
Over the years, the camera technology in vehicles has dramatically improved. We started out with rudimentary low-resolution backup cameras, and now we have crystal clear images with multiple views, guidelines, and radar sensors to detect obstacles.

Crazy Strong Metal Foam Armor Stops .50 Cal Armor Piercing Rounds

Crazy Strong Metal Foam Armor Stops .50 Cal Armor Piercing Rounds
Scientists from NC State University have created a new type of armor that could replace the rolled steel sort of military applications. The team created the new armor using a composite metal foam (CMF) that is less than half the weight of normal armor but can stop .50 cal ball and armor piercing ammo.

The U Safe Is a Remote-controlled Life Preserver

The U Safe Is a Remote-controlled Life Preserver
Typically, when you use a life preserver, you just throw it to the man overboard and hope for the best. If you suck at throwing, the person being rescued has to swim further to get to the life preserver, and that can put them in danger for longer.

This Drone Would Use Sonic Waves to Put Out Fires

This Drone Would Use Sonic Waves to Put Out Fires
It looks like a UFO, but the conceptual ‘Feuxzy‘ drone has very earthly origins. It was created as a solution to keep forest fires at bay in rural areas and prevent them from getting out of control.

Firefighting Robot Inspired by a Fire-breathing Dragon, but Breathes Water Instead

Firefighting Robot Inspired by a Fire-breathing Dragon, but Breathes Water Instead
Leave it to Japan to come up with a firefighting robot that looks like a dragon. This is actually a very clever idea. If you are building a robot to fight fires, you might as well use the water that you are fighting fires with to propel your robot and move it around.

New Technology Can See Through Fog

New Technology Can See Through Fog
There’s been a lot of buzz in the media this past week about the first ever pedestrian fatality involving an autonomous vehicle. While there was clearly some kind of failure to see the pedestrian by both the system and the safety driver, self-driving car systems are generally quite good at detecting pedestrians and other objects in clear weather.

Helite Hip’Air: Airbags for the Elderly

Helite Hip’Air: Airbags for the Elderly
At first, I thought this was a joke. Then I checked the calendar and it wasn’t April yet. Turns out, this is very real and even though it seems a bit silly to be talking about airbags for the elderly, I suppose this is a really good idea.

Safety Testing Drones with a Crash Test Dummy

Safety Testing Drones with a Crash Test Dummy
You might think crash test dummies were mostly used for testing the safety of cars, airplanes, motorcycles and other vehicles. However, they’re often used in the testing of other consumer products to see what impact they could have if used improperly or in an accident.

Designer Fire Extinguishers Make Fire Fighting Look Good

Designer Fire Extinguishers Make Fire Fighting Look Good
Fire extinguishers are a necessity, but that doesn’t mean that they have to be ugly eyesores. Get one that looks awesome in your kitchen. These designer fire extinguishers from Safe-T will look just right in your kitchen. 

Tostitos New Super Bowl Bag Really Is All That and a Bag of Chips

Tostitos New Super Bowl Bag Really Is All That and a Bag of Chips
No matter whose house you go to to watch the Super Bowl next month, you can bet there will be some chips and dip on hand to snack on. There might even be some Tostitos tortilla chips to slather in queso or guac.

These Smart Knobs Can Turn Your Stove off from Anywhere

These Smart Knobs Can Turn Your Stove off from Anywhere
So you left the house and get on the road for a killer road trip, then 20 minutes into your drive, you wonder if you left the stove on. Normally this would involve heading back home only to find out that you didn’t leave it on in the first place.

LightMode Helmet Lights Get More Aerodynamic and Still Make You Look Like TRON

LightMode Helmet Lights Get More Aerodynamic and Still Make You Look Like TRON
Back in 2014, we first talked about LightMode kits, which let you put glowing lights on your motorcycle helmet and look like TRON cruising down the road. There were some annoyances with that original kit for some folks like the boxy design of the controller and the fact that you needed AA batteries. 

LEGO Minifig Hair Bicycle Helmet: Hair It Is

LEGO Minifig Hair Bicycle Helmet: Hair It Is
Forget riding your bike and having your hair fly in the wind. You are going to look much cooler wearing this LEGO minifig hair helmet. It was created by European creative agency DDB to get kids “excited about bicycle safety.”

Devtac Ronin Bulletproof Headwear Just Says No to Headshots

Devtac Ronin Bulletproof Headwear Just Says No to Headshots
If you are shopping for the coming apocalypse, we found some awesome headgear for you. Now all you need are some guns, canned food, and survival tools. You are going to look badass wearing this bulletproof headwear for sure.
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