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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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