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Mass Recall of Avalanche-Rescuing Airbags, Thanks to Static Electricity

Avalanches make backcountry skiing one of the most dangerous ways to get your selfies, something that Black Diamond’s Jetforce airbags promised to change cheaply and simply with an innovative design that got rave reviews. But unfortunately, the designers forgot one tiny detail, leading Black Diamond to issue a recall. » 7/09/15 10:00pm 7/09/15 10:00pm

Dash cam reveals the human bouncing that happens inside a car crash

Thankfully, it's okay to laugh a little at this scary footage of a man bouncing around inside his car while a SUV rear ends him into an oncoming semi truck. That's because Daryl Peterson, the driver in the car, managed to walk away from the crash without a scratch or any injury at all. Thank God for airbags… » 4/14/15 6:30pm 4/14/15 6:30pm

This is what happens when an airbag deploys a hundredth of a second late

Here's a terrifying video that shows the importance of having an airbag that works as it's supposed to versus having an airbag that works... but is a hundredth of a second late. You see one watermelon drop in slow motion and get cradled by the deployment of an airbag versus another watermelon that explodes. » 3/10/15 5:15am 3/10/15 5:15am

An Airbag Belt Could Help Protect Seniors' Hips From Nasty Falls

It doesn't matter how much milk you drink, at a certain age your bones start to lose their strength, eventually putting you at risk for broken limbs and even worse: a broken hip that hinders your mobility. So similar to the airbags in your car, this safety belt instantly inflates when it detects the wearer is falling,… » 8/15/14 3:07pm 8/15/14 3:07pm

There's an Airbag Hidden Inside This Lightweight Ski Jersey

Dainese has been developing a wearable airbag system the company hopes will help save skiers from broken bones and injuries after a wipeout on the slopes. And somehow, it's managed to fit all of the hardware into a jersey that doesn't look like it adds much bulk or weight to a skier's outfit. Because after all, safety… » 3/06/14 5:20pm 3/06/14 5:20pm

Reusable Airbag Backpack Helps Keep You Alive In an Avalanche (Or Two)

A car's airbags are designed to absorb impact and protect passengers during a crash—and need to inflate immediately on impact. But the airbags that skiers wear to avoid being buried in an avalanche don't necessarily need to inflate as fast. So Black Diamond's new JetForce backpack uses a fan instead of compressed air… » 1/22/14 4:20pm 1/22/14 4:20pm

Honda Made the World's First Smartphone Case With an Emergency Airbag

As long as you're cool with a little extra bulk on your device, it looks like Honda has created a smartphone case like the one Jeff Bezoz was dreaming of. It virtually guarantees your device will survive any fall—and possibly even a head-on collision with a truck. Overkill? Not when you have to wait two more years to… » 12/04/13 7:30pm 12/04/13 7:30pm