Crash test dummies sent to the junkyard of history?

The idea of ​​independent crash tests was born in the USA: the first series of tests was organized by the American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 1979. Today, Hybrid III modern mannequins that are equipped with a set of two dozen sensors help assess the likelihood of injury. Ho

Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Test Drive

I climbed into the carbon-fiber shell of the Porsche 918 Spyder prototype, fastened my five-point seat belts, and my heart began to beat in anticipation of the start. I venture to suggest that I ended up in the cabin of the most technologically sophisticated Porsche in history. The 918 concept car was first presented to the public at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show

How to make gloves for touch screens yourself

There is nothing better than to impress relatives and friends with an original Christmas gift made by yourself. Such a thing, especially if it is useful, literally screams about how much you love a person. Today we will teach you how to make a seemingly simple, but literally irreplaceable thing in winter time: gloves that are recognized by the touch screen

Video: how to make a knife from a steel cable

If you have sufficient skill and patience, any metal item can be turned into a cold steel. For example, in this video a piece of a thick steel cable slowly but surely turns into a sharp knife. The work is very painstaking and difficult, but the game is worth the candle! Of course, the cable should be without braiding and galvanizing

Questions and answers: is there liquid carbon? Is there gold on the moon?

Does DNA break down in plant or animal foods that we digest? DNA is a complex and not very strong molecule, so it would be natural to assume that when acid is processed in the stomach, the gene information contained in the cells is destroyed. Nevertheless, one relatively recent discovery refutes this assumption

Alexander Grek about Cyberpunks and people's unwillingness to live in a technological future

Indeed, for all these, it seemed to me, amazing fruits of progress, we are forced to pay by the rapid acceleration of our lives. In my childhood, despite the fact that we also participated in school competitions and went to sports sections, we had a lot of time for backyard adventures, about which modern children can only read in the books of Gaidar or Dragunsky

Noise Killers: Headsets

We talk on cell phones everywhere - in the car, in the store, in the restaurant or on the street where there is enough noise. Therefore, headset developers are making serious efforts to solve two conflicting tasks. The sensitivity of the headsets to a useful signal (voice) must be increased, and harmful (noise) - to reduce

Knockout: who did Apple and Samsung in the world of smartphones

The main technological exhibition of the planet Mobile World Congress MWC 2019 has just begun, but you can summarize the main result - the leader has changed in the world of mobile phones. Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone on January 9, 2007, and from that day, Apple has become the undisputed leader in the smartphone market

How Volvo Crash Tests

Volvo invited us to Gothenburg so we can see for ourselves how the body works. We, journalists, are located in comfortable spectator chairs of the security laboratory. The crash test is a spectacular theater of destruction, in which the performance lasts only 30 seconds. Of these, nearly 20 are countdown preludes

The sun disappeared for three hours in Yakutia

Eyewitnesses say that at first everything that happened was like approaching a strong thunderstorm front - at about 11 a.m. on the street it quickly began to darken. However, the sky turned red-yellow, and the sun simply disappeared from the horizon. Horror seized people and they began to make the most incredible assumptions about what happened