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BigPic: An Aircraft-Fire Simulator Goes Up In Smoke
On command, Daddy's Girl Rose Etta II burns down--and burns through 800 gallons of propane.
Megapixels: Car Airbags That Could Save A Cyclist’s Life
Testing airbags that are better for bikers--even if the crashes still look rough on the dummies.
FYI: Could You Survive A Flight Strapped To The Wing Of A Plane?
Maybe, if you're really prepared. But it's not going to be an especially smooth flight.
Indestructible Hard Drive Can Survive Fire, Stop Theft, And More
The ioSafe N2 is personal data storage built to withstand anything.
How The Sound Of Rain Helps Engineers Diagnose Unsafe Bridges
Structurally flawed bridges produce a different sound when splashed with water. If we listen in during the rain, we can hear the problem--and fix it--before it gets worse.
FYI: Why Are Teenagers So Dangerous on the Road?
One study found a threefold greater risk in young drivers compared with older drivers. Experts reveal why.
The Labs That Go Boom: The Trauma Mechanics Research Initiative Crushes Skulls
Fun for students, but tough luck for the crash-test dummy
Innovations in Driving: Anti-Lock Brakes
How the modern braking system came to be
The Most Amazing Science Images Of The Week, August 13-17, 2012
This week’s images span quite a range. For one, we’ve got a distant galaxy drifting away from other heavenly bodies....
Jamming Device Prevents Driver’s Phone From Working If Car Is In Motion
Passengers can chatter as normal