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How It Works: Airport Fire Truck
Aircraft fires pose unusual challenges for first responders. Extinguishing jet fuel requires thousands of gallons of flame-smothering foam, and the...
Video: Phone App For Distracted Pedestrians Detects When You’re About to Get Hit By a Car
Texting while driving can be deadly. Talking while walking? Also deadly. Or at least threatening enough that researchers at Dartmouth...
Two New Sensor-Based Safety Systems Lead Toward The Crash-Proof Car
The idea of a robot assuming control of your car takes some getting used to. But the race to build...
Bodies In Motion: Exploring the Human Limits of Future Travel
The limits of travel are defined not by what vehicles can do, but by what vehicles can do to us. So how much can we take?
Tech Support For Managing Everyday Risks In the Workshop
Safety advice from PopSci's DIY guru, Vin Marshall
How It Works: A Smarter Crash-Test Dummy
How the next generation of sensor-packed devices gather 70,000 data points per second to make cars safer for flesh-and-blood humans
In-Car Device Handicaps Your Phone While You Drive to Keep Your Eyes On the Road
Mobile phones that vie for drivers’ attention accounted for 25,000 injuries and deaths in 2009. and new drivers are common...
The Good Kind of Mass Destruction
Sometimes the safest way out of a dangerous situation is to burn everything to the ground. From a house full of explosives to 134 tons of Mexican marijuana, here are nine instances when the best solution is controlled calamity
Infrared Eyetracker Keeps Drivers Awake at a Fraction of the Cost
German researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology have developed an eyetracking device that could soon help keep...
Inflatable Motorcycle Suit Provides Instant Crash Protection
Three motorcyclists competing in the final race of the international MotoGP circuit this month will have extra injury insurance, in...