New tech keeps phone batteries from going boom

New technology can keep lithium batteries like those in our phones from heating up, failing, or exploding, researchers report.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: safety batteries mobile-devices featured science-and-technology

How travel ups your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

Winter is the prime season for carbon monoxide poisoning. Learn what you need to know to keep you and your family safe at home and while traveling.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 3, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: travel safety gases health-and-medicine

Car crash news can sway who seems at fault

The specifc wording of news reports about car crashes can shift perceptions about what happened and who's to blame for the accident.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Jan. 30, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: journalism writing safety society-and-culture rhetoric vehicles

The right city design can cut injuries on the road

Certain types of urban planning, with plenty of public transportation and low speed blocks, are best for reducing road injuries.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: cities infrastructure transportation safety health-and-medicine vehicles

Flight safety is at risk when communication breaks down

Here's why communication and language are so important when it comes to flight safety for travelers around the world.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Jan. 27, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: aircraft communication safety featured society-and-culture languages

A dash of silicon improves boron carbide body armor

New research marks "a step forward in designing superior body armor that will safeguard against even more powerful firearms during combat."

Texas A&M University • futurity
Jan. 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: materials-science safety silicon science-and-technology military weapons

Even around kids, many gun owners don’t lock up firearms

A survey of gun owners at a firearm safety event shows that an alarming number don't lock their guns up safely—even in the presence of children.

U. Washington • futurity
Jan. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: parents childrens-health safety families health-and-medicine guns

Nursing home safety website under-reports falls

The data a popular website uses for reporting the safety of nursing homes may be inaccurate, a new study shows.

Matt Wood-U. Chicago • futurity
Jan. 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: nursing-homes older-adults safety health-and-medicine falls

Self-driving DeLorean learns how to drift

Researchers are teaching a self-driving DeLorean named MARTY to drift its way through an obstacle course of cones. See it in action for yourself.

Bjorn Carey-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 23, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence safety roads featured science-and-technology self-driving-cars

People want self-driving cars to share their personality

To perceive self-driving cars as safe, they have to have certain personality traits, researchers say. Here are the ones that matter most.

U. Michigan • futurity
Nov. 13, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: safety personality society-and-culture perception self-driving-cars

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