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Coughing Compared

Coughing Compared

While we’re all practicing social distancing, it’s important to know how to handle yourself should you feel a cough or sneeze coming on. This fascinating video from Amayu Wakoya Gena at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar uses schlieren imaging to compare how our breath disperses in different coughing scenarios.

NEBO Transcend Headlamp

NEBO Transcend Headlamp

Find your way out of the darkest spots with NEBO’s super-bright headlamp. It cranks out up to 1000 lumens in its Turbo setting, and will run up to 4 hours at 450 lumens and 27 hours at 30 lumens. It provides versatility with its 180-degree vertical pivot, and a magnetic base, and durability with its IP66-rated aluminum housing.

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Lumos Matrix Helmet

Lumos Matrix Helmet

This modern bicycle helmet has a rear-mounted grid of 77 color LEDs which can be used to indicate when you’re braking or turning, as well as to display animations. The LEDs can be activated via handlebar controls or an Apple Watch app. In addition, there’s a row of bright white LEDs in front which improve forward visibility.

RydeSafe Iron-on Reflectives

RydeSafe Iron-on Reflectives

These iron-on dots are designed to improve visibility and safety when riding your bike at night. they’re made using microscopic glass beads that concentrate and reflect light, and come in a variety of shapes, so you can make whatever pattern you’d like on your clothing. RydeSafe also makes reflective stick-ons for your bike.

Bright Eyes Helios Bike Headlight

Bright Eyes Helios Bike Headlight

Never worry about nighttime visibility on your bike again. Bright Eyes‘ headlight cranks out 1600 lumens on its high setting. Thanks to an external battery pack, it can run from 4 to 16 hours depending on brightness level. It fits all bike handlebars, and comes with a diffuser lens and a free LED taillight.

Race Car Crash Testing

Race Car Crash Testing

Crash testing cars has saved countless lives, but with the forces that race cars regularly face, they need to be built very differently. Safety testing center IMMI shows off their Center for Advanced Product Evaluation with the tubular chassis of a sprint car. The tests include various wall crashes, and even a ceiling drop.

The Science of Snow Driving

The Science of Snow Driving

If you live somewhere that snow coats roads in the wintertime, you’ll want to check out Engineering Explained’s latest clip, as Jason walks us through the variables at work when driving on slippery surfaces, and provides some tips on how to maintain control on the snow.

WE Titanium Whistle

WE Titanium Whistle

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong… give a little whistle! This titanium keychain whistle from WE Knife should do the trick rather nicely, with a blaring 120-decibel output, you’ll be heard from quite a distance should you get into trouble. Available with a blue, purple, or green tinge of color.

Flectr 360 Wing Reflectors

Flectr 360 Wing Reflectors

A new version of the Flectr bike reflector that ensures your bike remains visible from every angle when hit by headlights. The revamped design is more streamlined and stylish than ever, while visibility is better too. Installation is easy – just clean your bike rims, peel the backing, and stick.

Striker FLEXiT Auto Light

Striker FLEXiT Auto Light

The perfect light source for automotive emergencies, Striker’s flexible flashlight can stand itself up, and be pointed in the direction where you need light, whether for fixing a flat, or poking around under the hood. It also attaches to steel surfaces thanks to its magnetic base, and has three blinking hazard LEDs on its back.

How to Install a Car Kill Switch

How to Install a Car Kill Switch

YouTube’s premiere mechanic ChrisFix shows us how to make a hidden kill switch for your vehicle. When switched on, it interrupts the flow of electricity to the vehicle’s fuel pump relay, preventing it from starting, even with a key. It takes a bit of fiddling, but it costs only $10 in parts.

Nite Ize Taglit LED Marker

Nite Ize Taglit LED Marker

Improve your visibility and personal safety at night with these weather-resistant LED tags which clip onto clothes, bags, and shoes using magnets. Each one has four bright LEDs which can light up in solid or flashing modes, and runs for up to 70 hours between battery changes.

Soxick Night Glasses

Soxick Night Glasses

These polarized eyeglasses reduce glare from bright lights and wet surfaces. They’re great for driving or cycling at nighttime and on cloudy, rainy or foggy days. Their frames are flexible and lightweight. They come in a variety of designs, and clip-on models.

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BarrelMover 5000

BarrelMover 5000

One of the more dangerous jobs in the world is that of a highway construction worker, so anything that can improve their safety is worth a look. The BarrelMover 5000 is an ingeniously simple invention, capable of moving barrels while keeping workers safely inside a vehicle.

Bontrager WaveCel Helmets

Bontrager WaveCel Helmets

Trek and Bontrager’s WaveCel bicycle helmets use a proprietary sheet of cells instead of the commonly used EPS foam. The cells act like crumple zones in vehicles, flexing, crumpling and gliding upon impact to redirect energy away from your head.

Zarathustra Bicycle Lights

Zarathustra Bicycle Lights

The Zarathustra is a pair of handlebar-mounted bicycle LED lights. They work as turn signals, brake lights, hazard lights and standard lights. They are waterproof and easily removable for charging. Their modes are toggled via a thumb button and managed via an app.

Rino Ready Companion

Rino Ready Companion

The Rino Ready Companion is a waterproof and fire-resistant backpack with over 40 emergency supplies for two people. That includes a tent, gas masks, a multitool, various light sources and a first aid kit. You can also get just the bag and its pouches.

MyFAK First Aid Kit

MyFAK First Aid Kit

This compact, yet comprehensive first aid kit is the perfect companion for camping, or just everyday carry in your car. It packs treatments for bleeding, burns, sprains and fractures, skin injuries, and aches and pains – all packed in an easy to carry, waterproof nylon bag.

MyMedic Solo First Aid Kit

MyMedic Solo First Aid Kit

MyMedic’s Solo is a single-person first aid kit. It contains items that will let you take care of 99% of the most common injuries at home, at work and outdoors. It comes in a waterproof case and comes with a paracord.

Arlo Ultra 4K Security Camera

Arlo Ultra 4K Security Camera

The latest version of Netgear’s rechargeable, wireless and weatherproof security camera. The Arlo Ultra can shoot videos at up to 4K and record them with HDR support. It also has a built-in spotlight, allowing it to record in color at night.

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Rothco Military Trauma Kit

Rothco Military Trauma Kit

Forget cheap drugstore first aid kits. Be prepared for anything with this military-grade pack, which comes packed with useful emergency medical items, from bandages and splints, to a stethoscope, scalpel, blood pressure cuff, burn dressings, and much more.

SpyFinder Pro

SpyFinder Pro

Tiny spy cameras have been found in hotel rooms, AirBnBs, public restrooms and dressing rooms. Take control of your privacy with this pocket-sized device that can detect hidden cameras by locating the reflections off even the smallest camera lenses in an instant.

Park & Diamond Bike Helmet

Park & Diamond Bike Helmet

Bike helmets are a necessity for keeping our noggins safe. But they’re not exactly stylish. Park & Diamond aims to change that with their baseball cap-inspired headgear. Not only does it look better, it rolls up to the size of a water bottle for packing without sacrificing safety.

Nautilus Carbon Safety Toe Shoes

Nautilus Carbon Safety Toe Shoes

Historically, safety toe shoes had heavy pieces of metal in them to protect toes from injury. Nautilus Safety Footwear makes contemporary sneaker designs with a lightweight, but durable carbon composite nanofiber toe cap. The shoes also offer slip-resistant soles.

Flectr 360 Omni Wheel Reflector

Flectr 360 Omni Wheel Reflector

The Flectr 360 Omni is the improved version of Flectr’s 360º bicycle wheel reflector. The 360 Omni can be used with practically any bicycle wheel, thanks to the cutting guides that let you cut it down if needed. It also now comes in two colors – silver and yellow.

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