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High-speed fire footage reveals key insights for power plant safety

December 6, 2019

Sandia engineers record high energy arcing faults vaporizing electrical equipment. High energy arcing faults are high-power electrical discharges…
Predicting the impact of climate change on bridge safety

November 29, 2019

Climate change will ultimately affect our bridges. But to what extent? That is the question addressed by NSF-funded research conducted…
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children

October 17, 2019

New research has shown that hot drink scalds were the commonest cause of children under five presenting to…
Ford’s new Ranger features an impressively thoughtful piece of technology – the Belt Monitor

June 26, 2019

Vehicle safety is extremely important for everyone. We buy cars with many airbags, we buy better, safer tires,…
Soft bedding poses danger to sleeping babies, study shows

April 25, 2019

Almost 70% of babies who died from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014 did so because of soft…
California Company Develops Anti-Explosion Battery

January 4, 2019

Lithium-ion batteries are ubiquitous, and usually very safe. However, cases have arisen where fatalities or injuries occurred when…
Volvo XC40 wants you to behave – why is it a bit like a dog scooting across the carpet?

January 3, 2019

Modern cars are safe and comfortable and easy to drive. They are very technologically advanced and efficient. In…
Alcohol, firearms and kids: a dangerous mix

November 21, 2018

Children living with an adult gun owner who misuses alcohol are at increased risk of self-harm and interpersonal…
New research traces the impact of weather safety training from teacher workshops to students’ homes

October 2, 2018

Does knowledge about severe weather translate into meaningful planning that helps the public protect themselves? A new study…
Safety issue with laser pointers: when are they dangerous beyond expectations, and how to test that?

August 19, 2018

The safety topic when talking about laser pointers is becoming a very serious discussion worldwide. This is fueled…
There is 55 % chance that a sex worker is going to experience violence in any given year

April 3, 2018

We can close our eyes and pretend that they don‘t exist. We can push policy makers to introduce…
Blast, impact simulations could lead to better understanding of injuries and body armor

January 25, 2018

Sandia developing specialized computer modeling and simulation to characterize injury Sandia National Laboratories is developing specialized computer modeling…
Gun Safety Matters Challenge

October 22, 2017

A safely stored firearm can mean the difference between a tragic outcome and a life saved. Though many…
Pomelo fruit for protection? BMW says Yes!

July 2, 2017

People wear helmets for a reason – our heads are just not strong enough for extreme sports, motorcycle…
Inflatable plug for subway tunnels demonstrated

June 17, 2017

A giant, inflatable structure designed to prevent flooding in subways was rolled out, literally, for media observers inside…
Startup Licenses UA Mining Safety Training Program

June 6, 2017

The University of Arizona has licensed an interactive training program developed at the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources to startup…
A Faster, Less Costly Test Detects Foodborne Toxin

May 12, 2017

Good news on the food-safety front: Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a new test that’s faster,…
Vehicle safety recalls: Why drivers don’t heed them

April 4, 2017

A new national survey from the University of Michigan explores why many consumers don’t heed vehicle safety recalls…
Wireless Wearable That Blows Snowboard Binding Straps

March 13, 2017

German company Avalanche Float Solutions introduced the latest avalanche safety device that uses pyrotechnics system to blow snowboard binding straps freeing…
Scania recalls its fluffy bear – why companies recall their products so often?

February 13, 2017

Nowadays we hear reports about various recalls quite often. It is not because our manufacturing methods are getting…
PIN-controlled Self-locking Gun

August 11, 2016

Startup Safety First Arms created a self-locking Smart 2 pistol, which is unlocked using a built-in PIN pad. It also incorporates…
Cool Runnings – an app that can reduce childhood scalding

July 21, 2016

These days it seems as if there is a smartphone app for everything. Our finances are there, our…
Saddles And Wheels Protection From Theft

March 17, 2016

Hexlox protects bike’s saddle and wheel from thefts. Every bike already has bolts to fasten your components and we need…
ONR Advances Cutting-Edge Unmanned Underwater Vehicles at Demo

October 5, 2015

Robotic arms help Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) techs to neutralize underwater mines. Autonomous underwater vehicles map out a…
Can robots make good teammates? In Yale lab, they are learning the skills

September 22, 2015

Are they our evil overlords, or our personal servants? Another possibility altogether is that they’re our dependable co-workers,…
Study: Reducing street lighting does not increase traffic accidents and crime

July 31, 2015

Street lights cost governments tremendous amounts of money and generate huge emissions of carbon dioxide. However, it is…
What sounds make us feel safe in public?

July 24, 2015

Rationally speaking, most people know that random, violent crime is rare. But that doesn’t keep them from getting…
Vigek Smoke Alarm: Get Alerts and Real-Time View From Anywhere

July 22, 2015

One of the simplest and most effective ways to safeguard yourself and your family from a fire is…
Sandia tamper-detecting seal is tough to fool

July 9, 2015

A critical area of security is ensuring that something inside a container stays there. Sandia National Laboratories has…
Be current smart: New water safety tips for parents and youth

May 18, 2015

With summer just around the corner, millions of swimmers will enjoy Michigan’s Great Lakes beaches and cool water,…
“Fingerprinting” chips to fight counterfeiting

May 4, 2015

It’s often said that no two human fingerprints are exactly alike. For that reason, police often use them…
Lack of safety at school and poverty linked to childhood obesity

April 30, 2015

A lack of safety at school is one of the correlates of childhood obesity, say researchers at the…
New technology makes drones safer and smarter

April 15, 2015

Quadcopters, commonly known as drones, currently are gaining public attention. They can be used in a variety of…
Weightless experiments prevent fires in space

April 9, 2015

Associate Professor Grunde Jomaas from DTU Civil Engineering is coordinating an international research programme targeted at fire safety…
What makes a child feel unsafe in their neighbourhood?

March 31, 2015

Differences in the way children and adults perceive the world extend to their sense of safety in their…
Teen Driver Support System

March 4, 2015

Although teen drivers make up a small percentage of the U.S. driving population, they are at an especially…
Mobile radio passive radar makes harbors safer

December 3, 2014

Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror. Soon a new sensor system relying…
Tracking Device at Long Range

November 28, 2014

StoneTether – is wireless tracking device at long range. It helps to find lost items like keys, wallets…
LLNL develops uncrackable code for nuclear weapons

November 24, 2014

Mark Hart, a scientist and engineer in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division, has been awarded…
Ethanol fireplaces: the underestimated risk

September 2, 2014

Ethanol fireplaces are becoming more and more popular. However, they are not only highly combustible – in the…
License plate readers are important police tool, but hurdles remain, study finds

July 2, 2014

Systems that automatically read automobile license plates have the potential to save police investigative time and increase safety,…
Why it is not worth to buy Google Glass?

April 15, 2014

After the introduction of Google Glass there have been many discussions around. While one considered it to be…
A Terrifying Virtual View Of Floating Away From The Space Station

March 24, 2014

You wanna talk about fear? This view would likely be many people’s worst nightmare — being in a…
Emotion detectors could make driving safer

March 17, 2014

The device detects anger on the driver’s face. Credit: EPFL-LTS5 & PSA Irritation, in particular, can make drivers…
Rocket Fail Video Shows Human And Technological Risk With Each Launch

March 17, 2014

What you see above is 32 minutes of something going wrong during each launch. While humanity has been…
Burmese Pythons Pose Little Risk to People in Everglades

February 28, 2014

The estimated tens of thousands of Burmese pythons now populating the Everglades present a low risk to people…
Stopping Power: maritime security barrier for sea-port protection

February 17, 2014

Advanced technology rules the day in modern warfare—yet one very real threat to the U.S. Navy comes from a simple…
Flood Chart Aids in Evacuation Decisions

February 11, 2014

Emergency managers and residents along the Withlacoochee and Little River Basins have a new educational resource to help…
What your company can learn from NASA’s tragedies

January 31, 2014

BYU business professor Peter Madsen has been researching NASA’s safety climate ever since the Columbia shuttle broke apart…
Twenty U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries

January 29, 2014

Gunshot wounds send about 20 children to the hospital every single day in the United States, a new…
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