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Computers Could “Optimize People” One Day

06/25/2013, Earlier today, Intel was presenting many of its R&D projects in San Francisco, and a few of them caught my attention. For example, this demo by Paul Crawford, a senior research scientist at Intel Labs, was particularly interesting. One of the research...

Breathometer Is A Smartphone Breathalyzer

03/13/2013, Breathometer claims to be the first smartphone breathalyzer (more on that below), which is a device that estimates the alcohol level in your blood by looking at its concentration in your breath. As you can see, this is a rather small device that you could...

Car Pedestrian Collision Sensor Limits Injury Risk

02/15/2013, You never want to experience it, but whenever a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a car, his or her head can often suffer grave injuries due to a collision with hard elements underneath the hood, such as the engine block. To reduce the number of...

Ford Lane Keeping System detects drowsy drivers

10/27/2011, If you’ve ever gotten sleepy behind the wheel, you would know how dangerous it can be. Well, the folks over at Ford have come up with a solution (even though the best solution is to just don’t drive when you’re sleepy) that aims to...

Airbags for cellphones patented

08/12/2011, Just when you thought patents couldn’t get any crazier, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos; and Amazon’s VP, Greg Hart; have been recently awarded a new patent that is likely to be in the running for gold in this year’s most ridiculous patent...

Moto-Grip keeps motorcycle passengers safe on rides

08/09/2011, Motorcycles can be pretty dangerous vehicles, especially when there’s an additional passenger involved. Since they don’t have safety belts, the rear passenger has to find something to hold on to while the bike is moving, and it usually turns...

Inflatable helmet pad makes your helmets safer

07/15/2011, While helmets are required by law to be worn at all times when cycling or on a motorbike, the size and fitting of a helmet isn’t regulated by the government. And even though it is always safer to wear a helmet when riding, a badly fitted helmet can...

Magellan Back-Up Camera reduces car reverse accidents

06/22/2011, A large number of cars available on the market today feature rear view cameras that are pretty irreplaceable when it comes to helping drivers reverse their vehicles. It makes parking so much easier and makes sure that drivers don’t hit anything...

Blaze helps bikers avoid getting hit while on the road

06/11/2011, If you remember the Pico Projector bicycles that were used a couple of weeks ago to create lanes for the cyclists to cycle around in – well it looks like they’re not the only ones with such an idea. A British Design student, Emily Brooke from the...

Nissan LEAF awarded five stars from the Euro NCAP

05/26/2011, 2011′s World Car of the year, the Nissan LEAF was recently awarded another trophy to place on top of its fireplace. The Nissan Leaf is the first electric vehicle (EV) to ever be awarded five stars from the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment...

Ford starts building digital children crash dummies

03/31/2011, Ford announced that they have officially started work on building a digital human child, complete with its internal organs, skeleton structure and brain, all in the name of safety research. Car safety testing has been going on for years now, with the use...