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College football teams adopt ProTech inserts to guard against concussions

Why it matters to you

Football still needs a lot of help and innovation to prevent concussions and ProTech hopes to make the sport safer. Football helmets have come a long way in protecting players’ heads from high-impact collisions. While the older leather models offered little in protecting a player’s noggin (let alone their face), the adoption of polymer-based designs you see today became a double-edged sword.

Sure, that hard casing offered protection from skull fractures, but it also became a weapon for players who essentially turned their bodies into human missiles by recklessly launching themselves into the opposition. And although current advances like the Vicis Zero1[1] helmet (a design mean to specifically guard against head trauma) and the Q-Collar[2] (a device that increases blood flow to the brain to create an airbag effect) have helped, concussions remain endemic to the sport. A recent study revealed that 99 percent[3] of recently deceased players suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative brain disease that stems from repeated blows to the head.

The sport of football needs all help it can get if it wants to survive. So joining in on the technological innovations to the sport is a company called Defend Your Head[4], which was founded by two former football players, John Roman and Glenn Tilley. Its helmet shell add-on, ProTech, is being adopted by amateur levels of football from youth squads to Division I NCAA football teams.

Made with a polyurethane foam, the ProTech reduces the impact of helmet collisions through the absorption and dissipation of force impacted on the player’s dome (its outer shell design makes normal helmets appear a bit bulkier). According to the company, the ProTech is in its in its third year of deployment at more than 100 colleges, high schools, and youth football programs. Defend Your Head also claims to be in talks with the NFL and helmet manufacturers about a widespread adoption.

“We’re so proud to have football programs of such high caliber believe in ProTech and invest in the safety of their student-athletes,” Defend Your Head CEO Glenn Tilley said in a statement. “We want football players at all levels to be as safe and successful as possible — not just on the field, but off the field in the classroom and workforce as well.”

The ProTech is available for £150 on the Defend Your Head website, and is compatible with most major helmet models.

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References

  1. ^ Vicis Zero1 (www.digitaltrends.com)
  2. ^ Q-Collar (www.digitaltrends.com)
  3. ^ recent study revealed that 99 percent (www.nytimes.com)
  4. ^ Defend Your Head (www.defendyourhead.com)

At 290 mph, the Hennessey Venom F5 will make hurricanes and supercars cower

Why it matters to you

The Venom F5 is poised to break the production car speed record, potrentially leaving Bugatti in the dust. On the Fujita tornado-rating scale, an F5 twister is said to have wind speeds exceeding 261 mph. These devastating cyclones can destroy nearly everything in their path and they strike fear into civilians and storm chasers alike.

With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the car named after it — the earthshaking, 1,400-horsepower Hennessey Venom F5 — will likely be the fastest car in the world[1] when it comes out. Thankfully, we don’t have long to wait. Hennessey has announced that its latest world-beating hypercar will be officially unveiled on November 1 at the SEMA show.

With the monstrous Bugatti Chiron[2] in its sights, the F5 could achieve a top speed approaching 300 mph.

“I think something in the 290-mph range will be possible,” boss John Hennessey told Top Gear[3].

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The current speed production record was set by Hennessey’s last Venom variation, the Venom GT. Its 270.49 mph run unofficially overtook the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s record of 269.86 mph set in 2014 (the Hennessey run was only made in one direction, precluding it from official Guinness honors). With the F5, the Texas-based tuner is pushing the envelope yet again.

To do so, Hennessey fitted a twin-turbo, 1,400hp 7.0-liter V8 onto a 2,900-or-less pound carbon fiber chassis — the vehicle has more aerodynamics than a falcon’s wings. It should be a good for a drag coefficient of less than 4.0, allowing it to slip through the air faster than any car before. The front end of the F5 looks likes a combination of the Corvette Stingray and Koenigsegg Agera[4], two cars known for having a bit of brawn to them.

The rear, which we see clearly in the video for the first time, looks sculpted, slippery, and downright sexy, and that’s a good thing because that’s all any other car will see if the F5 opens its taps. If Hennessey’s performance claims prove to be accurate (and we really don’t have a reason to doubt him at this point), the F5 should leave the Chiron and just about everything else in the dust. Or this case, the salt at Bonneville[5].

The Venom F5 will arrive soon with a limited production run of 30 or so cars.

Prices are still unconfirmed, but with the added oomph, the F5 should run a little steeper than the £1,200,000 Venom GT[6].

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References

  1. ^ fastest car in the world (www.digitaltrends.com)
  2. ^ Bugatti Chiron (www.digitaltrends.com)
  3. ^ John Hennessey told Top Gear (www.topgear.com)
  4. ^ Koenigsegg Agera (www.digitaltrends.com)
  5. ^ salt at Bonneville (www.digitaltrends.com)
  6. ^ Venom GT (www.venomgt.com)

Fitness Tracker Smart Bracelet RobotsDeal ID115 Bluetooth Call Remind Remote Self-Timer Smart Watch Activity Tracker Calorie Counter Wireless Pedometer Sport Band Sleep Monitor For Android iOS Phone (Black) – Reduced

1.RobotsDeal ID115 Fitness Tracker

Sync with your smartphone by APP

Sync with your smartphone by APP, Diversity features such as Call/MSM Notification alerts, Calories burnt Counter ,Remote camera control, Anti-lost alert,etc.

2. Bluetooth 4.0 Support IOS 7.1 or above

Widely Compatible

Bluetooth 4.0 Support IOS 7.1 or above ; Android 4.4 or above. (iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 6/6S plus,iphone 7/7 plus etc.); Please Download APP “VeryFit” from Apple Store or Google Play. (Smart phone only, not for PC).

3.Never Miss a Message/Call

It will vibrate to alert you if your phone receives a phone call,

SMS text and SNS messages including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Linkedin, Messenger, etc. Simply connect the bracelet to your smart phone via Bluetooth and set in the app.

4. Longer Battery Life and Wider Compatibility

Built-in low-power-consumption Bluetooth chip and 45mAh rechargeable battery; full charge requires only about 1 hour and the standby time can be 3-5 days.

Specifications

  • Bluetooth Version: 4.0
  • Memory: 32KB RAM + 256KB ROM
  • Charging Time: 1-2 hours
  • Product Weight: 18g
  • Strap Size: 240 x 16 x 10 mm
  • Charging Port: SB© USB charge
  • Working Voltage: 3.6~4.2 V
  • Screen Size: 0.86″ OLED screen
  • Case Material: Plastic
  • Standby: up to five days

Package Included

  • 1*Smart Fitness Tracker
  • 1*User Manual

Returns and Warranty

All products in the RobotsDeal store offer 365 days warranty and 90 days no reason to refund.

  • 【Sync with your smartphone by APP】Sync with your smartphone by APP, Diversity features such as Call/MSM Notification alerts, Calories burnt Counter ,Remote camera control, Anti-lost alert, Sedentary reminder, share your fitness data with your friends or families ,etc.
  • 【Bluetooth 4.0 Support IOS 7.1 or above】 Widely Compatible: Bluetooth 4.0 Support IOS 7.1 or above ; Android 4.4 or above. (iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 6/6S plus,iphone 7/7 plus etc.); Please Download APP “VeryFit” from Apple Store or Google Play. Smart phone only, not for PC).
  • 【Sleep Monitor】Download and install the free app “VeryFit” into your smart phone by scanning the QR code or searching in Google Play or Apple App Store. Connect the free app via Bluetooth, data will be synced to the app. It can monitor your sleep quality including deep or light sleep hours, awake hours, history sleep data. You can also set different alarm clocks in the app and it will vibrate to wake you up or remind you to do exercise, take medicine, etc.
  • 【Never Miss a Message/Call】 It will vibrate to alert you if your phone receives a phone call, SMS text and SNS messages including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Linkedin, Messenger, etc. Simply connect the bracelet to your smart phone via Bluetooth and set in the app, you will never miss a call and a message.
  • 【Longer Battery Life and Wider Compatibility】 Built-in low-power-consumption Bluetooth chip and 45mAh rechargeable battery; full charge requires only about 2 hour and the standby time can be 5-7 days. App supports most smart phones with Bluetooth 4.0 or above(not for tablet). Support system: iOS 7.1 like iPhone 7/6/6s/SE/5 or above(not for iPad), Android 4.4 like Samsung LG or above

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