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.
William Osman put real bones in a hand moulded from ballistic gel, then demonstrated what happens when said hand goes into a garbage disposal. Spoiler alert: nothing good. The banana demonstration up front is actually more effective, and a lot easier and cheaper to replicate at home. Image: YouTube / William Osman READ THE REST
The North American Association of Hunter Safety Coordinators created Shoot/Don't Shoot, a series of vignettes that pause and ask viewers if it's safe to shoot a hunting rifle in that situation. This was part of our middle school hunting safety class, and the look and vibe of this film feels very much like the rural… READ THE REST
Elon Musk's electric car company plans to reopen its one and only factory in the United States as soon as Friday, for 'limited operations,' in a county where coronavirus lockdown is ongoing. READ THE REST
This week in thinking machines news, a Harvard professor and his students have now raised $14 million to create artificial intelligence so smart that even hackers can't crack it. Meanwhile, reports from the White House suggest the federal government is close to issuing their directives on how agencies should regulate AI going forward. And if… READ THE REST
Back when you used to split time between home and the office, it really wasn't usually a big deal. But now that you spend hour after hour tapping away at that one laptop all day and all night long, you should probably start paying attention to just how freakin' hot that thing is getting. In… READ THE REST
When you decide to sign on to learning a new language, you're not doing it so you can learn how to conjugate verbs in Spanish. You're learning it so if you go to Mexico or run into a Spanish speaker, you'll be able to converse and understand what's happening around. Dull classroom recitations and boring… READ THE REST