Safety

Forest burning at Chernobyl

Another small nuclear incident: Forest fire at Chernobyl causes radiation spike.. Ukrainian officials have noted a spike in radiation levels in the area surrounding Chernobyl after a forest within the exclusion zone caught fire. Burning trees and foliage would create radioactive smoke so yeah, sounds legit. The blaze started on Saturday close to the site

Christmas lights technology revisited

It is the time of year that people start to install light decoration to their house. So it is a good idea to check again this post from one year ago; http://www.epanorama.net/newepa/2018/11/20/christmas-lights-technology/ Christmas lights can be a beautiful sight to behold. Stringing lights around your home can be a real safety hazard if you’re not

Cyber attack caused death?

For years there has been prediction when cyber incident will kill someone. It seems that it has happened. “Some of the recent cybersecurity incidents involving industrial control systems (ICS) have resulted in injury and even loss of life, according to a survey conducted by Control Systems Cyber Security Association International (CS2AI).” More: https://www.securityweek.com/some-ics-security-incidents-resulted-injury-loss-life-survey

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