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These Slippery Stickers Make Helmets Even Safer

If you had to make helmets safer — be it for football or cycling — how would you go about it? Adding more padding? Thicker straps? Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Surrey, British Columbia, have come up with a more unique approach: easy-to-apply stickers that reduce friction during an impact.

You Can Now Pre-Order Forcite's Smart Snow Helmet

When we wrote about the Forcite Alpine smart helmet at the start of this year, we called it the snow sports headgear that “does it all”. That was when it had a 1080p action camera built in, a GPS tracker and built-in walkie-talkie. It’s now available for pre-order, and it’s even cooler than it was before.

Capcom's Upcoming Wearable Mega Man Helmet Replica Is Flawless

Following up on that wonderful Mega Man Buster Gun replica that ThinkGeek is still selling, today Capcom teased an image of an upcoming wearable Mega Man helmet that will officially be on display at San Diego Comic-Con starting this week.

The Super-Materials Revolutionising Helmet Design Right Now

Modern bicycle, ski, snowboard, skate and motorcycle helmet construction hasn’t changed significantly since the adoption of styrofoam impact absorption in the 1960s. Finally, new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 per cent more energy than their styrofoam equivalents. And you can buy helmets made from them today.

Superhero Helmets Unfortunately Won't Make You Invincible On The Road

They’re not quite as detailed as that magnificent Halo Master Chief motorcycle helmet from last week, but these equally beautiful hand-painted helmets from Air Graffix also won’t require you to mortgage your home to afford one. They range in price from $US500 to $US800 depending on the amount of detail required to recreate a design, but you can also save a few bucks on the process by supplying your own helmet.

A Halo-Themed Helmet That Protects Your Head On Motorcycles Or Warthogs

It looks like NECA is ready to stop teasing its Master Chief-inspired motorcycle helmet and finally start shipping an actual product as early as July of this year. And while it might look like a Halloween or cosplay costume accessory, this helmet is officially DOT-approved and will protect your noggin’ whether you’re riding a motorcycle, Warthog or Scorpion tank.

Five Tips For Choosing The Right Motorcycle Helmet

Buying a new motorcycle helmet any time soon? There are a few things that you should know that might just keep you alive when you’re in the middle of the worst day of your life. The guys from Shark Helmets have shared a few tips with us that we wanted to pass along to you.

Volvo Created A Bike Helmet That Warns Drivers About Nearby Cyclists

Though they share the road, bikes and vehicles don’t always play nice together. So Volvo, known for making some of the safest cars on the road, has helped develop a new safety helmet that lets bikes and vehicles communicate so that both cyclists and drivers are aware of each other when in close proximity — even if they can’t see each other.

The Brutal Mechanics Of A Bike Crash Will Convince You To Wear A Helmet

Bike wrecks happen fast. In two milliseconds — that’s one-hundred-times quicker than a blink of an eye — a regular ride can turn into a disastrous noggin-buster. If you ever doubted the importance of strapping on a helmet before you roll out, cycle giants Giro explain what happens to your head and the mechanics of a crash.

These Philippe Starck Bicycle Helmets Look Too Good To Wear

With their slinky curves, space-age visors and sleek polished metallic finish, you’d be forgiven for thinking that these helmets were part of the costume design for a futuristic movie. Nope, they’re just Philippe Starck’s bicycle helmets.

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