Safety

Volvo’s Gift To The World, Modern Seat Belts Have Saved Millions Of Lives

https://www.forbes.com/sites/douglasbell/2019/08/13/60-years-of-seatbelts-volvos-great-gift-to-the-world/ Volvo proudly exclaim that: “few people have saved as many lives as Nils Bohlin”. 2019 is the 60th anniversary of Bohlin’s breakthrough idea used by billions of people: The 3-point safety belt has saved hundreds-of-thousands of lives and prevented or reduced the severity of injuries for millions of people. Nils Bohlin is the little-known

How to Spot Pseudoscience on the Internet – Hackster Blog

https://blog.hackster.io/how-to-spot-pseudoscience-on-the-internet-e7d1f53796a2 There are many companies that make up some bogus pseudo scientific claims to sell products. This article gives an example about a company selling expensive stickers as solution for people afraid of the irrational “dangers of electromagnetic radiation”. The article lists the hallmarks of pseudo-scientific products for you to become a more savvy consumer.

Electrical Shock Hazards & Its Effects on Human Body – ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY

https://www.electricaltechnology.org/2018/08/electrical-shock-hazards-its-effects-on-human-body.html When working with or nearby electrical installations an electrical shock, arc flash or arc blast can occur and a current can go through the body, due to the following situations: Direct contact with live parts of the installation (exposure to live parts) Contact with parts that normally are not live, but as a consequence

How the Boeing 737 Max Disaster Looks to a Software Developer – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/aviation/how-the-boeing-737-max-disaster-looks-to-a-software-developer The Boeing 737 Max has been in the news because of two crashes, practically back to back and involving brand new airplanes. “Everything about the design and manufacture of the Max was done to preserve the myth that ‘it’s just a 737.’ Recertifying it as a new aircraft would have taken years and millions

Does 5G pose health risks?| EDN

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4461754/Does-5G-pose-health-risks—part-1- There has been some talk about 5G and health risks that range from hardly anything to frying your brain and controlling the population. This interesting article series is exploring the health risks posed by mmWave radiation onto humans. Millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies extend from 30 GHz to 300 GHz. From the literature, there can

Arc Fault Detection Devices

Most people know circuit breakers and fuses. Quite many also know ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) or Residual Current Device (RCD). But now a new protective device is coming to use in Europe and you might want to learn about it.  AFDD/AFCI Arc Fault Protection Device protects people and property against fires caused by arc

Fluorescent lamp capacitors can fail

I have written about fluorescent lights technology and fire dangers related to fluorescent lights. I had earlier covered the problems related to starter, bad tube and ballast overheating. Now there is another risk to consider: most fluorescent lamps powered from 230V AC have a filtering capacitor on power input between live and neutral. This is

Landmark UN Climate Change Report: Act Now To Avoid Climate Catastrophe | IFLScience

https://www.iflscience.com/environment/landmark-un-climate-change-report-act-now-to-avoid-climate-catastrophe/ The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has unleashed their Special Report on the impact of global warming reaching 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. “This IPCC report is set to outline a rescue plan for humanity,” “1.5°C is the new 2°C,” If we stick to Paris Climate Agreement commitments, we could still see a global