safety

First Motorcycle Helmet with Rear Vision

First Motorcycle Helmet with Rear Vision

The MSX1 helmet – look behind you MSX1 – high quality helmet with Rear Vision Reevu recently launched the world’s first “Rear Vision” motorcycle helmet. Under development for several years now, the advanced helmet might help prevent motorcycle accidents and ...

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Water Resistant Power Strip

Water Resistant Power Strip

Shohero Technologies, Ltd. of Taipei, Taiwan has developed a new water resistant power strip. The strip, marketed under the name Wet Circuits, also builds in a variety of safety features not found in standard power strips including protection against overheating, ...

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Microbe Detection Improvements

Microbe Detection Improvements

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California have developed a new device for detecting viruses and other microscopic organisms to aid in medical diagnostics, bioterrorism threats, and product safety assessments. Capable of identifying any virus or bacteria keyed ...

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ArmorLite Safety Coating for Compact Lights

ArmorLite Safety Coating for Compact Lights

Florida-based company ClearLite has recently introduced an innovative coating for compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) named ArmorLite. The new coating solves a familiar issue: the release of toxic mercury when bulbs break. Worried parents, loving pet-owners or just the average cautious ...

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New Technique Braces Buildings against Earthquakes

New Technique Braces Buildings against Earthquakes

Researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan have developed a new method for bracing high rise concrete buildings. By reinforcing the concrete with steel fibers, they were able to design coupling beams (beams used to connect walls ...

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Audi’s Supercomputer

Audi’s Supercomputer

Audi has announced the implementation of a new ‘super-computer’ in their development department. Thanks to unique processing abilities, Audi’s researches can now analyze car crash models faster and better, thus improving their vehicles’ safety. According to the firm, the use ...

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Children GPS Locator

Children GPS Locator

The Spanish Company Keruve has recently introduced a locator wristband designed to help parents keep track of their children’s’ whereabouts. Once the child wears the wristband, which is incorporated with a tracker, worried parents can use a highly accurate global ...

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Cars that Talk

Cars that Talk

The European Commission has recently decided to reserve, across Europe, part of the radio spectrum for smart vehicle communications systems. The decision is part of the commission’s overall fight against road accidents and traffic jams, and the hope is that ...

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Dangerous Phones

Dangerous Phones

Last month, a 22-year old Chinese welder died as a result of the explosion of his mobile phone. This was the first fatal accident of this sort, caused by overheated batteries. The initial investigation showed that the phone battery had ...

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