Carol Hoffpauer

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Smart Seatbelts Detect Drowsy Drivers

No more sleeping at the wheel. Hopefully.<p>What if your car could sense when you were falling asleep behind the wheel, and wake you up before you caused an accident? That's the notion around a sensor device being developed by Harken, a public-private European consortium.<p>According to Harken materials, …

Keep Calm: The Truth About The Huge Solar Flare That Just Missed Earth

Last night, a friend asked me if I had written about the huge solar flare that nearly converted all of us to an Amish lifestyle. It was a story I was familiar with, but I thought it was old news. After all, the huge Coronal Mass Ejection that could have wreaked havoc on our electric grid and other …

Elephants Have 2,000 Genes for Smell—Most Ever Found