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A Smarter Kind of Crash Test Dummy

Researchers combine real vehicle, scene, and medical data to simulate car crashes on a supercomputer. One person dies in a road traffic accident every 25 seconds, according to estimates from the World Health Organization. Crash test dummies with accelerometers, force sensors, and …Continue reading

The Quest to Make Your Shoe a Power Source

Children have been harnessing energy from their steps ever since 1992, when L.A. Gear introduced sneakers that light up. For most adults, however, the ambient energy created by the simple act of walking is forever lost. Considering that the average person takes …Continue reading