Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Technology Review: Blogs: arXiv blog: Quantum setback for warp drives

… “Warp drives would become rapidly unstable once superluminal speeds are reached,” say Stefano Finazzi at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy, and a couple of friends. … Continue reading

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China pays deer price for condor protection

Chinese conservationists are in a fix over endangered condors eating large numbers of a protected species of deer in a reserve in the north of the country state media said … Continue reading

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Being Isaac Newton: Computer Derives Natural Laws From Raw Data

If Isaac Newton had access to a supercomputer, he’d have had it watch apples fall – and let it figure out the physical matters. But the computer would have needed … Continue reading

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CDC: Rocket fuel chemical found in baby formula

Someone told me about 5 years ago that perchlorate is like a toxic elephant in our water wells that this country is, so far, unwilling to admit exists. Traces of … Continue reading

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Ice-Free Arctic Summers Likely Sooner Than Expected

Summers in the Arctic may be ice-free in as few as 30 years, not at the end of the century as previously expected. The updated forecast is the result of … Continue reading

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German woman divorces husband for cleaning too much | Oddly Enough | stv News

A German woman has divorced her husband because she was fed up with him cleaning all the time. German media reported the wife got through 15 years of marriage putting … Continue reading

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Tooth Health: Measure your own pocket depths

I purchased a tool to measure the pocket depths in my teeth, but the tool didn’t come with instructions. So this post will be my notes to myself regarding my … Continue reading

April 3, 2009 · 2 Comments
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