Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Super Efficient Plasma Lightbulb Burns Brighter Than A Streetlight

Silicon Valley’s Luxim has developed a lightbulb the size of a Tic Tac that gives off as much light as a streetlight. CNET News.com’s Michael Kanellos talks to the company … Continue reading

April 10, 2008 · 3 Comments

Visiting Mars, Again and Again

Model of the Mars Phoenix lander. The lander’s robotic arm will scrape away surface dirt and ice on Mars, searching for organic molecules. Photo Credit: University of Arizona. There are … Continue reading

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Lunar robot can drive or walk

from http://www.youtube.com posted with vodpod

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Like boys’ toys? Blame your genes

Johnny may be hardwired to play with toy guns and dump trucks after all. As for his little sister’s preference for Barbie, chalk it up to DNA, scientists say. The … Continue reading

April 10, 2008 · Leave a comment

In Egypt, An Escalating Bread Crisis

The line started forming before dawn, as soon as the day’s first call to prayer had faded from the trash-strewn streets of the Egyptian capital’s Zelzal neighborhood. Men began pounding … Continue reading

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Olympic torch’s chaotic visit to U.S. ends without formal farewell

The Olympic torch played hide and seek with thousands of demonstrators and spectators crowding the city’s waterfront Wednesday before being spirited away without even a formal goodbye on its symbolic … Continue reading

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Abigail and Brittany Hensel: My favorite conjoined twins.

The Hensel Twins turned 18 this year. If you know who owns the photos below, let me know and I’ll add the proper photo credit. Video here. A set of … Continue reading

April 10, 2008 · 381 Comments
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