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Harken Seat Belt Sensor Could Eliminate Fatigue-Related Accidents

Seat Belt Sensor Harken Targets Drowsy Driving

The Harken seat belt sensor has targeted drowsy driving for demolition. Yes, a team of researchers has developed a new non-invasive sensor technology designed to monitor your breathing patterns and heart rate. The reason for this: As the body becomes fatigued, it starts to produce changes in both of these areas rather quickly. Harken, or… Read more »

Middle East Grave Held The Oldest Metal Object Ever Unearthed

An awl, unearthed in the Middle East, suggests that the area participated in metal trade centuries before initially believed.

A new discovery has been made in the Middle East that sheds much greater light on the history of the area. An archaeological site in Tel Tsaf, Isreal near the Jordan River has been working to uncover a village discovered in 1950. Digging began in the area at the end of the 1970s. Archaeologists believe… Read more »

A Wyoming Cave Gives Up Its Ice Age Secrets

Tens of Thousands of Fossils Wait At Cave Bottom

Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming is a graveyard cavern that dates back to the Pleistocene period. Tens of thousands have died there, the bodies left exposed at the bottom of a hole. Discovered in 1970 and covered by a metal grate to protect lives and paleontological resources, it contains the fossils of animals which… Read more »

The ‘Hobbit’ Skeleton May Not Be A New Human But Had A Familiar Condition

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There have been many archaeological discoveries that have either pushed the limits of scientific rationale, or simply surprised many. Here at The Inquisitr, we reported numerous times on such like the scientist who discovered a triceratops horn with soft tissue, a find that might actually debunk evolution or an ancient cemetery found in the backyard… Read more »

Scientists Discover Extinct ‘Mega’ Penguin Species

Though extinct, the mega penguin species is the largest ever recorded

Scientists have identified a new species of penguin that, while it may be extinct, was a behemoth in its day, reaching over two meters in length and standing as tall as a man. As IFLScience notes, the penguin species is the heaviest and largest ever identified. Scientists operating on an island in the Antarctic Peninsula… Read more »

Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Predates U.S. Independence

Mystery World Trade Center Ship Solved

The mysterious World Trade Center ship discovered by excavators in New York’s Lower Manhattan predates U.S. independence, according to a study published in the July issue of the journal Tree-Ring Research. The ship, a type of sailboat called a sloop, was discovered in 2010 by excavators working at the World Trade Center site in 2010…. Read more »

Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Sits’ On Eggs For Over Four Years Before They Hatch!

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An amazing deep-sea octopus has been discovered that closely watches over its eggs for almost four and a half years before they hatch, according to a new report published today from KQED Science. Scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute discovered the octopus – technically referred to as Graneledone boreopacifica – by accident while… Read more »

University Fires Christian Scientist For Discovery Supporting Creationism

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The argument between creationism versus evolution has been an age-old war ever since Charles Darwin introduced his theory. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported numerous times on how both sides have debated each other including a video that questions students who believe in Darwinism to scientifically prove Darwin’s theory through the scientific method and the… Read more »

Algae That Can Control Its Quantum Computer Discovered

Some types of alge are able to control their quantum computers, according to researchers.

Scientists have discovered that some algae are capable of using quantum effects to optimize photosynthesis, a finding which they believe could lead to solar cells with near perfect efficiency. According to io9, the observations show that much like a quantum computer, some algae are able to scan the full range of their options to choose… Read more »

Was T. Rex’s Vision Really Based On Movement?

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It’s a question that has plagued moviegoers since Jurassic Park was released in 1993: Could a T. Rex really only see you if you moved? Thanks to researchers at the University of Oregon, that question may finally be answered. Professor Kent Stevens has been working on a project called DinoMorph, modeling therapod dinosaurs like the… Read more »

Scientists Sift Through Neanderthal Excreta To Dig Out Valuable Insights

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Neanderthals are one of our oldest precursors. Their ways of eating and living may have long been obliterated and people may be living in urban jungles today, but insights into their existence thousands of years ago still fascinate scientists. Recently researchers carefully extracted the oldest known Neanderthal excreta in Spain and offered data that will… Read more »