Museum of Modern Art's Condom Applicator

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This condom, with packaging that reduces the risk of HIV infection by ensuring that the wearer does not touch the latex during application, is not entirely new. But it is one of the more remarkable pieces on display in "SAFE: Design Takes On Risk," an over-the-top exhibit that opened this weekend at the Museum of Modern Art. Other items on display include a helmet from Philips that protects the brain from rotational head injuries; a fire-resistant shelter that unfolds in 15 minutes; a purse that sounds-off at 138 decibels when snatched; a kidney transporter; and a respirator made for a frog. The exhibit ends Jan. 2.

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