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Dash Cam Reveals The Human Bouncing That Happens Inside A Car Crash

Thankfully, it’s OK to laugh a little at this scary footage of a man bouncing around inside his car while a SUV rear ends him into an oncoming semi truck. That’s because Daryl Peterson, the driver in the car, managed to walk away from the crash without a scratch or any injury at all. Thank goodness for airbags and seatbelts.


This Is What Happens When An Airbag Deploys A Hundredth Of A Second Late

Here’s a terrifying video that shows the importance of having an airbag that works as it’s supposed to versus having an airbag that works… but is a hundredth of a second late. You see one watermelon drop in slow motion and get cradled by the deployment of an airbag versus another watermelon that explodes.


Ford Australia Sponsors Robotics Competition For Young People

Ford is spending a bunch of cash to inspire the next generation of robotics engineers that just might make its cars even safer one day. Called the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Competition (FRC), the program aims to ignite passion for technology in participants aged from 14-18.


What It's Like Inside A Plane Crash And How To Survive One

Last night’s insane crash in Taipei got me wondering what it’d be like to experience such an event. So I talked to legendary adventurer Robert Young Pelton, who survived a very similar experience. Here’s his story and advice on living through it.


Meteorologists: Engine Ice Likely The 'Triggering Factor' Of AirAsia Crash 

According to a report from Indonesian meteorological experts, the most likely cause of the tragic crash of AirAsia flight QZ8501 was not turbulence (as was previously believed), but actual chunks of ice inside the Airbus A320’s engine.


Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Deployed Its Braking System Prematurely

Following the tragic accident on Friday which saw Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo fail catastrophically, engineers are now scrabbling to understand the cause. In a new briefing, the National Transportation Safety Board has explained that the craft deployed its braking system prematurely.


Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Has Crashed, One Pilot Confirmed Dead

Virgin Galactic is reporting that there has been an “in-flight anomaly” aboard SpaceShipTwo. There were unconfirmed reports that one of the two pilots is dead. Those reports have now been confirmed. The suborbital flight took off at 9:19am PDT from the Mojave Air and Spaceport in California. Update: Virgin Galactic has confirmed that SpaceshipTwo has crashed and the California Highway Patrol has confirmed that there is one fatality and one major injury.


Insane Car Crash Somehow Barely Avoids Hitting A Group Of Bystanders

The first time I saw this video of a car crash during the Jolly Rally Valle d’Aosta 2014, I thought it was a scene from Final Destination. The second time I saw it, I thought it was some amateur fake. I’ve watched it multiple times now and I’m still not sure how the out of control, flipping car managed to avoid hitting people.


'High-Energy Objects' Colliding With Flight MH17 Caused It To Explode

A preliminary report by the Dutch Safety Board into what caused the devastating crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has confirmed what many already feared. The report explains that the plane was downed by “a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside”, causing it to explode in mid-air. All 298 passengers and crew aboard the flight were tragically killed.


Steve Ballmer Wrote The Blue Screen Of Death

The Blue Screen of Death is perhaps the most ubiquitous symbol of computer failure thew world knows. But have you ever wondered who sat down to pen the charming text that appears when a PC poops itself?


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