Tag: safety

Like cigarettes and alcohol, Surgeon General says social media needs warning labels

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy believes social media platforms like Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and X should be legally required to feature health warning labels similar to tobacco and alcohol products. The nation’s chief public health officer wrote an op-ed published in The New York Times on Monday morning, offering some of his strongest condemnations yet […]

A new button battery dyes kids’ mouths blue if swallowed

Energizer has designed a new lithium coin battery that releases a blue dye immediately upon interacting with moisture such as saliva. The marker offers parents a visible way to determine if their children accidentally swallowed one of these toxic products. After two decades of steady integration into everything from key fobs and remote controls to […]

Don’t worry, that Tesla driver only wore the Apple Vision Pro for ’30-40 seconds’

Videos of what looks like Tesla drivers using the new Apple Vision Pro “spatial computing” headset while in Autopilot mode are going viral, but at least one is staged. After getting over 24 million views on X, 21-year-old Dante Lentini may still face legal repercussions for his stunt. In an email to PopSci on Monday, […]

Boeing faces FAA audit after its 737 Max 9 plane’s door plug blew off mid-air

The Federal Aviation Administration announced immediate “new and significant actions” to its increased oversight of Boeing’s aircraft manufacturing and production processes on Friday—one week after an Alaskan Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 plane made international headlines when one of its emergency door plugs blew off mid-flight, jettisoning travelers’ personal items, and forcing an abrupt return […]

Teen ‘cyber kidnapping’ victim found hiding near Utah canyon

Authorities have located a missing Chinese high school exchange student “alive but very cold and scared” on a Utah mountainside after the 17-year-old fell victim to “cyber kidnapping.” The student’s parents first reported their child missing on the evening of December 28 after he failed to return to his host family’s home in Riverdale, Utah. […]

Here’s what to know about the Japan Airlines collision

Air traffic experts are currently conducting their investigation into the deadly collision between two planes at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport that killed five Japan Coast Guard members. The details of the accident at the world’s third largest air travel hub are still to be determined. On January 2 at approximately 5:47 PM local time, a Japan […]

Tesla’s latest Autopilot recall update affects nearly every vehicle in the US

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a sweeping recall affecting nearly every Tesla sold in the US due to safety flaws within the vehicles’ Autopilot systems. About two million vehicles will receive over-the-air software updates in the coming days to address the company’s latest setback in its ongoing “Full Self-Driving” project. According […]