Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

BP fined $87m for Texas explosion

BP has been fined a record $87m (£53m) for failing to correct safety hazards at its Texas City refinery in the US. An explosion in 2005 at the Texas plant … Continue reading

October 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

3,000 images combine for Milky Way portrait

To combine these images, a simple cutting and pasting job would not suffice. Each photograph is a two-dimensional projection of the celestial sphere. As such, each one contains distortions, in … Continue reading

October 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

Inventor makes water out of air

Coolest thing I’ve seen all day. A French inventor has come up with a windmill that turns thin air into water and says his creation could offer hope to millions … Continue reading

October 30, 2009 · 2 Comments

Living wallpaper that devices can relate to

Who says wallflowers don’t grab people’s attention? A new type of electronically enhanced wallpaper promises not only eye-pleasing designs, but also the ability to activate lamps and heaters – and … Continue reading

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‘Impossible’ Device Could Propel Flying Cars, Stealth Missiles

The Emdrive is an electromagnetic drive that would generate thrust from a closed system — “impossible” say some experts. To critics, it’s flat-out junk science, not even worth thinking about. … Continue reading

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‘Miracle’ fail? Communion wafer becomes “heart tissue”.

The Catholic Church in Poland is investigating claims of a miracle after a piece of communion wafer was reported to have been transformed into human heart tissue after falling into … Continue reading

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See ghosts? There may be a medical reason

Spooky footsteps, faint figures, the feeling of being watched – these unsettling signs of a ghost are as familiar to us as the goose bumps on the back of our … Continue reading

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