No matter what your particular faith might be, most of us know the story of Noah's Ark braving a catastrophic flood in a massive sea craft. Now a Japanese company has decided to prepare for the next great earthquake and tsunami by creating a safety tool directly inspired by the ancient tale.
GM's new front center airbag explodes out of the side of your seat like a chestburster out of Alien. But it's a friendly chestburster that's designed to keep you from cracking your noggin open like a hard boiled egg the next time someone t-bones your ride.
It's easy to think of an earthquake as a Californian problem for the rest of the U.S., but the truth — only made more clear by Tuesday's 5.8-magnitude tectonic jiggling — is that the rest of the country is in danger, too. In fact, just this year the government simulated how bad a Midwestern "big one" could be, and it wasn't pretty.
If you're asleep and a fire starts, a fire alarm is supposed to wake you up. But what if you need some help? Well, this fire alarm will text four people and let them know what's going on.
Radioactivity is nasty stuff, and when you've got radioactive surfaces all over the place, trying to clean them up often just results in your cleaning supplies becoming radioactive as well. This blue goo neatly takes care of the whole problem, capturing radioactive particles and storing them while simultaneously cleaning better than a scrub brush.
Remember the personal "LightLane" bike lane? Sick of Prague's inadequate amounts of bike lanes, two artists decided to turn that concept idea into a real working project with a portable pico projector.
You know all those sexy concept cars that we post about but you'll never be able to buy? Part of the reason that you can't buy them is that many of the sexiest are horrendously unsafe. Putting airbags in the roof instead of the dashboard could free up space for slimmer lines and more gadgetry without killing you in the process.
As someone who has survived two house fires as a child, I've often wondered if having a fire extinguisher, with its sometimes unwieldy in a panic situation firing mechanism, would have helped. Today, there is a much simpler, and quicker solution for such situations.
Everybody should have explosion-resistant windows. You know, just in case your house gets assaulted by kids with baseballs, tornadoes, or rogue cruise missiles. The University of Missouri has come up with some new glass that's super strong, very thin, and perfectly transparent.
Until we get the robot cars we've been waiting for, sleeping and driving just don't mix. The Anti Sleep Pilot is a gadget that lives on your dashboard and does its level best to keep you awake and safe while you're behind the wheel.