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Bosch Hopes Triggering Explosions Will Actually Make Electric Cars Safer When They Crash

Building an electric vehicle isn’t as easy as swapping a fuel tank for a battery and a fuel-guzzling engine for an electric motor, it requires an extensive redesign of the car as we know it, including planning for new risks when an accident occurs. That’s where Bosch thinks intentional explosions could actually make electric vehicles much safer. Read More >>

US Federal Aviation Administration Orders Inspection of Boeing 737 NG Jets After Discovery of ‘Structural Cracks’

Boeing, already having taken a $4.9 billion after-tax charge this year amid the ongoing fallout from two deadly 737 Max crashes, now has problems with a different line of planes. Read More >>

Uber Plans to Launch Even More Safety Features It’s Needed For a While Now

Amid mounting criticism and lawsuits concerning Uber shortcomings when it comes to passenger safety, the company unveiled several new safety features planned to roll out along with an app-wide update it announced Thursday. Read More >>

BT Offers to Protect You and Your Loved Ones From Drone Attack

A press release from the year 2047 has somehow appeared on the BT web site of today, in which the telecoms network offers businesses assured protection from the threat of drone assault. Read More >>

Gatwick-Bound Airbus A320 Forced to Evade Drone

The pilot of an Airbus A320 coming in to land at Gatwick back in April was buzzed by a drone, it's been revealed by the air traffic safety watchdog, with the machine getting so close that the plane was forced to change course in a minor aerial panic. Read More >>

Airlines Ban Some Recalled MacBook Pro Models From Flying, Citing Fire Risk

The US Federal Aviation Administration has “banned select MacBook Pro” units from flying in the air after Apple issued a warning that some contained batteries that pose a fire risk, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

Russian Nuclear Agency Rosatom Confirms Radiation Leak Following Rocket Engine Test

Russian nuclear agency Rosatom admitted late on Friday that a suspicious cloud of radiation that spread over the Arkhangelsk region was caused by an explosion at one of its facilities, the Guardian reported, involving experiments involving an “isotope power source for a liquid-fuelled rocket engine”. Read More >>

News of an Employee’s Death at a Tesla Facility Renews Focus on Company’s History of Safety Concerns

Tesla confirmed Tuesday that the body of one of its employees was found at the company’s Gigfactory last week and police are currently investigating the incident, Business Insider reported. Read More >>

Doctors Warn of Fires Caused by Generic Phone Chargers

Your bargain phone charger can come with a hidden cost—as one 19-year-old woman unfortunately had to find out. According to her doctors, the woman’s generic phone charger likely started a fire around her neck that left her with serious burns and sent her to hospital. Now they’re warning people to be wary of these cheaper, often less safe products. Read More >>

U.S. FAA Reportedly Delegated Oversight of Critical 737 Max Flight System to Boeing

A New York Times investigation into the Boeing 737 Max crisis—involving two crashes that killed a cumulative 346 people and the continued grounding of the entire line from global service—has found troubling signs that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration process to guarantee the planes’ safety was fatally flawed and bent to Boeing pressure when it came to potential hazards. Read More >>

Tinder Is Rolling out a New Safety Feature to Keep LGBTQ Users Safe in Countries Where They’re at Risk

The new Traveller Alert feature will appear when users open the app in one of the 70 countries worldwide whose laws criminalise homosexuality. Read More >>

Whirlpool Has Another Go at Getting its Incendiary Tumble Dryers Recalled

This, thank Christ, might be the last time we ever have to write about tumble dryers without making any jokes because people may yet die from one, as Whirlpool has yielded to various pressures and issued a full, no-quibble recall of all of its various sub-brands' tumble dryers deemed fire risks. Read More >>

Parliamentary Committee Asks if You’ve Had a Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Fire

Whirlpool probably wishes it'd never even heard of the concept of selling metal boxes that heat up and dry clothes, as it's once again coming under pressure from UK MPs because of the ones that caught fire. This time, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee is actively hunting for tales of potentially deadly dryer incidents. Read More >>

Whirlpool Told to Recall 500,000 of its Tumble Dryers

The Whirlpool combustible tumble dryer scandal is about to come to a close, with the government stepping in to order the white goods manufacturer to recall all remaining unmodified machines. Read More >>