What Are All Those Weird Noises You Hear on an Airplane?

I used to work at Boeing and repaired the computerized part of the machines which put together 747’s. People not familiar with airplanes are scared because they are forced to be quiet and go along with acting normal while stuck in a tube hurtling through the air at 600 miles an hour, and 30,000 feet above the earth.… » 6/24/15 3:07pm 6/24/15 3:07pm

Toyota Prius: The Silent Killer Strikes Again

We've known for a while that, after electricity and gasoline, hybrids are powered by the crushed souls of the blind. Old news. That is until the hybrids go after our children. At least that's what the fearmongers at CNN would have you believe. The real story seems to be that a kid, not paying attention, turned in… » 5/08/08 10:00am 5/08/08 10:00am

Bill Introduced To Protect The Blind From Hybrids

Despite how ridiculous it sounds, the above headline is absolutely true. A bill is being introduced in Congress that will establish some kind of safety standards to protect the walking blind from hybrids. Hybrids and other electric cars pose risks to the blind because they are too quiet. The blind listen for cars when… » 4/10/08 1:00pm 4/10/08 1:00pm

New Yorkers Looking To Tech To Cut Down On Cabbie Honking

If you've ever been to New York you likely know that cabbies can be pretty big d-bags when it comes to using the horn, honking at damn near anything, now people are finally taking a stand. A new proposal is looking to modify taxi cabs so the vehicle will be visually identified when honking. It's illegal to honk a horn… » 4/01/08 5:30pm 4/01/08 5:30pm

Fisker Adding External Speakers To Karma, Michael Stipe Alarmed

Henrik Fisker has announced that his new Karma plug-in hybrid sports car will come equipped with external speakers for pedestrian safety. The four seat Karma goes on sale late in 2009 and is capable of traveling up to 50 miles without using the gasoline engine. While in electric-only mode it's virtually silent,… » 3/14/08 11:20am 3/14/08 11:20am