A Cheaper Highway Guardrail May Be Malfunctioning and Deadly

It's the difference of just one inch. In 2005, the guardrail manufacturer Trinity Industries shaved that much off its guardrail design, saving the company $2 per guardrail head. It also neglected to report this design change to the Federal Highway Administration. Tens of thousands of these potentially deadly guardrail… » 10/28/14 5:57pm 10/28/14 5:57pm

Drunks Point Laser At Police Chopper, Cops Coordinate Immediate Bust

Some drunk revelers at a backyard party near Birmingham, England thought it would be fun to point a laser at a helicopter flying over their house. Unfortunately for them, that helicopter belonged to the National Police Air Service, who walked a beat cop to their house with impressive efficiency. » 10/26/14 2:26pm 10/26/14 2:26pm

The CDC Says Flying Is Mostly Risk-Free From Ebola Exposure

Air travel has been a focal point for Ebola-related news, ever since the first case entered the United States last month with Thomas Eric Duncan, via Washington Dulles Airport. However, the Center for Disease Control has said that air travel poses low risk because it's not an airborne virus. » 10/15/14 5:26pm 10/15/14 5:26pm

Deployable Recorders Can Help Locate Crashed Aircraft

After the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 this March, the biggest hinderance to the investigation has been the lack of data from the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, presumedly submerged with the rest of the wreckage. But now Airbus will implement a solution for future… » 10/08/14 4:45pm 10/08/14 4:45pm

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Has A Pillow For People It Runs Over

Good news for those of you who can't be bothered to take your eyes off your phone when driving through a mall, music festival, or [other crowded place cars don't belong]: the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport has a pedestrian airbag and autonomous braking to coddle distracted drivers. » 10/02/14 1:17pm 10/02/14 1:17pm

How Friendly Competition In Firefighter Training Almost Killed Me

In my fire department, I'm proud to say officers stress safety above all else. They're constantly reminding us to work smooth and never sacrifice safety for speed. But this hasn't been instilled in the mind of every probationary member yet. That's why we train, and why I almost lost my head to a hose coupling. » 8/12/14 7:46pm 8/12/14 7:46pm