Next time you go for a drive, think about how much time and brainpower you waste trying not to run into objects and people. Now imagine how much more awesome your life would be if you had a car that was so soft and squishy that no matter how drunk* and/or reckless you are, it just doesn't matter.
After a three-day service outage that left BlackBerry users around the world without the ability to make calls or access protected business accounts, police in the United Arab Emirates are saying the blackout "definitely contributed" to fewer accidents and deaths on the roads.
Even in this age of pervasive cell phones and GPS systems, it's possible to get lost. And not lost like "do I take a left or a right to get to Denny's," but the kind of lost where if you don't get found, you're likely to die of exposure and/or be eaten by a bear. This little piece of fabric could put your mind at ease, enabling rescue anywhere on Earth.
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.