bicycles
Car Drivers Should Start Doing the Dutch Reacharound

Campaign group Cycling UK is pressuring the UK government to copy another thing the Dutch do, suggesting that changing the Highway Code and driving test to incorporate the Dutch car door opening technique could save lives on the road. Specifically, it could save the lives of pedal and motor cyclists who are hefted off their bikes when car doors are opened by drivers on the traffic side of the vehicle. Read More >>

cars
Jaguar’s Door Radar Could Stop Cyclists Getting Wiped Out in the Street

Jaguar Land Rover has had one of those ideas it has occasionally, and this one seems a bit more realistic and doable than all the ones about 3D transparent HUDs and the like. It's simple: sensors and motors that stop car doors being opened too far if the car's systems suggest you or your child is about to boot the door open and prang the thing you've parked next to. Read More >>

research
Researchers Finally Make Automatic Doors as Smart as Star Trek’s

Off-screen stage hands ensured the automatic doors on shows like Star Trek and The Next Generation always opened with impeccable timing and speed. And now Japanese robotics researchers have developed an intelligent sensor that could make the automatic doors at your local supermarket far less stupid. Read More >>

design
How These Magical, Gravity-Defying Doors Actually Work

Describing the sculptures of Austrian designer Klemens Torggler as "doors" feels like an insult. These aren't doors—they're magical pieces of engineering, half kinetic sculpture and half magic trick, that you happen to walk through. So, how do they work? Read More >>

home mod
Every House Should Have a Secret Hidden Exterior Door

There's something about secret doors that makes my spine tingle. The excitement! The mystery! But most secret doors are on the inside of a house—pull that book to reveal a hidden chamber! push that wall through!—this one, amazingly, is on the outside. It's so good you don't even see it. Read More >>

security
Weird Revolving Doors Like These Could Save Your Life Someday

Doors are some seriously ancient tech but they have this problem where they can only keep people out if they're closed. This bizarre but clever take on the "revolving door" by a company called Barbecan, on the other hand, aims to get you inside, but simultaneously keep any ne'er-do-wells out. Specifically ne'er-do-wells with bombs and guns. Read More >>