We all know that airbags have saved countless lives by keeping people safe during car accidents, but what is less obvious is how an object exploding in your face can be so helpful.
Today’s Video of the Day comes from the American Chemical Society’s Reactions series and features a look at the chemical reactions involved in making sure airbags work properly.
It takes only 50 milliseconds for your face to hit the steering wheel during a car crash, which means airbags only have this very tiny window to kick into action.
By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: American Chemical Society