bicycles
Government Raises Spectre of Compulsory Bike Helmet Laws

Comments made by transport minister Jesse Norman have been taken to mean that the government's considering implementing laws that would make helmets compulsory for cyclists, with a review of cycling safety potentially handling the radioactive potato in the future. Read More >>

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Thames Valley Police May Bring Back the Classic Bobbies’ Hat to Help Short Officers

The classic British police helmet, retired from most services within the UK now, could be about to make a comeback in England, where Thames Valley police is said to be considering returning them to service so its officers stand out better when mingling with crowds of you anti capitalists. Read More >>

design
Look at This Magnificent Daft Punk Helmet Replica

You wouldn't want to be the person who who enters a Halloween costume contest and finds themselves up against the ridiculously talented craftsmen at LoveProps. They just completed work on this flawless replica of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo’s Daft Punk helmet that’s as gorgeous as it is fully functional. Read More >>

military
The US Navy’s Futuristic New Diving Helmet Turns Sailors Into Minions

The US Navy is developing a new diving helmet fitted with something called Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD). It’s essentially a fancy underwater HUD. But really, the whole setup basically looks like a high tech Minion costume. Read More >>

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You Can Make These Star Wars Helmets For Talking Like R2-D2

Sure, you can probably do a good R2-D2 impression without building yourself a fancy helmet, with just a few whistles and clicks. But what if you could have a helmet that “translated” your own voice into Droidspeak, and what if the helmet also “translated” Droidspeak back into English? Read More >>

safety
The New Materials That are Revolutionising Cycling Helmet Safety Right Now

Modern helmet construction hasn't changed significantly since the adoption of polystyrene impact absorption in the 1960s. But new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 per cent more energy than their polystyrene equivalents. And you can buy helmets made from them today. Read More >>

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Superhero Helmets Unfortunately Won’t Make You Invincible On the Road

They're not quite as detailed as that magnificent Halo Master Chief motorcycle helmet from last week, but these equally beautiful hand-painted helmets from Air Graffix also won't require you to mortgage your home to afford one. They range in price from $500 to $800 (£322 to £515) depending on the amount of detail required to recreate a design, but you can also save a few quids on the process by supplying your own helmet. Read More >>

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Let This Daft Punk-Like LED Bike Helmet Light Up Your Headspace

This glorious crash hat is what £85 gets you these days in the heavily accessorised world of cycling -- a brain protector fitted with 10 LED lights to tell vehicle drivers there's something not entirely encased in a metal shell in their vicinity. Read More >>

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The Brutal Mechanics of a Bike Crash Will Convince You to Wear a Helmet

Bike wrecks happen fast. In two milliseconds—that's one-hundred-times quicker than a blink of an eye—a regular ride can turn into a disastrous noggin-buster. If you ever doubted the importance of strapping on a helmet before you roll out, cycle giants Giro explain what happens to your head and the mechanics of a crash. Read More >>

design
These Philippe Starck Bicycle Helmets Look Too Good to Wear

With their slinky curves, space-age visors and sleek polished metallic finish, you'd be forgiven for thinking that these helmets were part of the costume design for a futuristic movie. Nope, they're just Philippe Starck's bicycle helmets. Read More >>

military
I Wore Part of the US Army’s Real-Life Iron Man Suit

The US Army is working on a real-life Iron Man suit, and the first prototypes are coming later this week. But yesterday I got a sneak preview of one of the many clever components. It's not a rocket launcher or a bulletproof shield, but it does a very, very important job: Keeping Iron Man's head up. Read More >>

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This Sci-Fi Helmet Could Give Firefighters Predator Thermal Vision

When firefighters have to enter a burning building, much of their job still involves blindly feeling their way through dense plumes of toxic fumes in search of those trapped inside. However, a novel new helmet design could one day give firefighters the ability to see through the smoke and hear beyond the roar of the flames. Read More >>

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Trying Out a 3D-Scanner That Makes Helmets Custom-Molded to Your Head

It's not hard to find a badass-looking helmet for your adrenaline-fuelled hobbies. The trick is finding one that fits correctly. For decades, that's meant buying a standard (S/M/L) size lid and rearranging the padding to conform to your noggin. Recently, I got to try out a much better way. Read More >>

safety
Is an Airbag for Your Head Really Safer Than a Bike Helmet?

Remember Hövding, the Swedish bike helmet released a few years back that looks like a stylish, poofy collar and supposedly inflates like an airbag upon impact? In a new video, the company explains more about how it works—claiming it's actually much safer than a traditional helmet. Read More >>