Working the airline runway

April 1st, 2020

United Airline personnel look good and feel good in uniforms that work for them—because they were designed with their input. Photos: United Airlines. Remember Tim Gunn’s advice to Project Runway designers to “Make it work”? That phrase takes on a whole new meaning when designing uniforms for United Airlines personnel who literally work the runway. […]

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A foldable bike helmet for safer cycling

February 1st, 2020

Made to tolerate multiple impacts, the Hedkayse One withstood more than 100 high-speed impacts in laboratory tests. Photo: Hedkayse. It’s foldable, it’s lightweight and it can take multiple impacts. That’s the beauty of a bike helmet made with a specially designed flexible material. The Hedkayse One was developed by Tony Walker and Andy Creak, two […]

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Safety in style: the foldable bike helmet

January 1st, 2019

Let’s face it, even though a bike helmet is essential for protection, many people won’t wear one because it’s uncomfortable, inconvenient or not particularly attractive. Two former SpaceX engineers hope to change that. Co-founders David Hall and Jordan Klein have introduced Park & Diamond™, a helmet that looks and feels like a traditional baseball cap—yet […]

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New smart fabrics and protective gear innovations keep first responders safer

December 1st, 2018

First responders—from firefighters to law enforcement to emergency medical services technicians—need to be ready to handle any situation they encounter, and they need the appropriate gear to respond quickly to emergencies. Responders draw on their experience to make sound decisions in the chaos of a crime or accident scene, or in the heat of a […]

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