There is and it works. I've always been annoyed by how bulky and ugly traditional bicycle helmets are, but then I've also fallen from a bicycle while not wearing one and it wasn't pretty. This looks really good, sort of like an airbag for your head. http://vimeo.com/43038579 One question though, what do you do with … Continue reading Do you know there’s such a thing as an invisible bicycle helmet?
In the 50 years since US insurers organized the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, car crashworthiness has improved remarkably. Demonstrating this was a crash test conducted on Sept. 9 between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, which you can see in the video embedded below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joMK1WZjP7g In a real-world collision similar … Continue reading A crash test between a 1959 and a 2009 Chevrolet
This video from the National Geographic shows different breeds of modern dogs and how they attack their prey. Heavier dogs use their own body weight to bring you down, and lighter dogs build up momentum by running and jumping at you. The video also talks about bite strength and how head size affects it. Takeaway … Continue reading How different dogs attack
One of the things I feel strongly about is the hijacking of our food supply by biotech companies, and I've written about it time and time again. I consider it a crime against humanity, on a global scale, to take away a seed's ability to germinate in its future generations, and to turn farmers into … Continue reading Monsanto attorney returns to FDA helm
So happy to hear about the good work Betty Makoni is doing in Zimbabwe. She's put together a support network for rape victims. Child rape survivor saves 'virgin myth' victims - CNN.com Witch doctors (so-called traditional healers) have spread the rumor that a man can be cured of AIDS if he rapes a virgin. So … Continue reading Child rape survivor saves young girls in Zimbabwe
To all those people who are worried about swine flu -- you should thank the pig farming industry for it, and the rotten politicians who keep it going the way it is, even though it's one of the worst polluters in the US. It's no wonder new viruses are getting cooked up in those industrial … Continue reading Concerned about swine flu? Know who to thank for it
There are two problems with dogs in Romania, as I see it: There are entirely too many stray dogs Most dog owners care little about their dogs' behavior Let me say first that I'm a dog lover, though my recent experiences here in Romania have cooled my enthusiasm for dogs significantly. Overall, it's been one … Continue reading Wish I could do something about those dogs
In Romania, many roadways are lined with trees. It could be walnut trees, or poplar trees, or fruit trees of some sort -- the point is, they decorate each side of the road, standing guard, so to speak. I happen to think they enhance the beauty of the road, but I've heard talk of people … Continue reading Are roadside trees a safety concern?
A tower crane was recently set up close to where we live, in North Bethesda, MD. As I looked at it one day, I saw people walking on its arm, and from here, they looked as small as ants (see photos below). Can you imagine having a job like that? I think it would definitely … Continue reading A job I do not want
If you have not yet heard of a documentary called "The Future of Food" (2004), or haven't yet watched it, please take the time to do so. It is vital that you know what's going into the food that you eat, and it's vital that you know it now, before it's too late. What's been … Continue reading Watch "The Future of Food"