One of my fears is opening my car door just as a cyclist is coming by, causing a dangerous collision. I always look before I open, but I'm going to start opening the door with a "Dutch Reach" as an added precaution. It's simple to do: open the door with your right hand, which forces you to look over your shoulder and look for oncoming bikes.
Located in Nantes, France, the pavement fatigue carrousel stresses road designs and materials while making one hell of a cacophony, as the equivalent of a megawatt wind turbine spins WOT at ground level. The fatigue carrousel of Ifsttar is a road traffic simulator designed to study the behavior of real scale pavements under accelerated heavy… READ THE REST
It's well-understood how much car safety improved from the '70s to the '90s (previously at Boing Boing), but not how much it has improved since. This video takes a tour of the times—from the viewpoint of crash test dummies. Check out the absolutely useless airbag in that 1997 Rover, 2:30 in. The clip includes the… READ THE REST
Birds and airplanes collide more than 10,000 times each year, according to reports to the Federal Aviation Administration. In fact, it was a flock of geese that caused the emergency forced water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in 2009, aka "the miracle on the Hudson." While bird strikes rarely cause catastrophic accidents, it does… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The WEMAX Go is the perfect portable projector for business and pleasure. Projectors are a great way to add visual impact to presentations at work and a fun way to make… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Any seafood lovers knows it's sort of an expensive taste kind of habit. Good seafood definitely isn't cheap, but it is delicious. But have you ever thought of getting the very… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. As you go into the new year, you may be looking to find the best of the best to take your listening to the next level. You actually listen to a… READ THE REST