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August 15th, 2002

Soft Walls

I heard on TV this morning that there’s a new technology for car racing that could help save a lot of lives and prevent serious injuries (a la Jason Priestly): soft walls called SAFER (Steel and Foam Energy Reduction). I think it would be cool if they then lined the “soft walls” with pillows. I don’t think that’ll happen, though.

“Soft walls” is also the term for a Berkeley project to “prevent the use of commercial aircraft as weapons.” Again, pillows would help.

The article and papers above don’t say whether “soft walls” are the same as the “padded walls” I’ve come to know and love. Anyone know?

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