Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Hammerhead sharks see 360 degrees

A new study has shown “that a hammerhead gives sharks outstanding binocular vision and an ability to see through 360 degrees. “ The finding is published in the Journal of … Continue reading

November 28, 2009 · 1 Comment

Splitting Time from Space—New Quantum Theory Topples Einstein’s Spacetime

Eclipsing Einstein? A solar eclipse confirmed gravitational lensing and Einstein’s concept of spacetime. But a new quantum gravity theory now generating excitement separates time and space. Was Newton right and … Continue reading

November 28, 2009 · 2 Comments

Nanowires key to future transistors, electronics

A new generation of ultrasmall transistors and more powerful computer chips using tiny structures called semiconducting nanowires are closer to reality after a key discovery by researchers at IBM, Purdue … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods rescued from crash by wife carrying a golf club

Tiger Woods with his wife Elin Nordegren earlier this year Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images Tiger Woods, the world’s most famous golfer, was rescued from his car after a crash outside … Continue reading

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Sweden woman’s ‘murder’ committed by elk not husband

A Swedish man who was arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife has been cleared, after police decided she was probably killed by an elk. Ingemar Westlund, aged 68, found … Continue reading

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Cell discovery clues to body clock and beating jet lag

New discoveries into how the body clock works could provide clues to help combat jet lag, research suggests. A University of Manchester team studied special cells which they say play … Continue reading

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Stem cell breakthrough: healing lungs of newborn animals

Dr. Bernard Thébaud lives in two very different worlds. As a specialist in the Stollery Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, he cares for tiny … Continue reading

November 28, 2009 · 1 Comment
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