Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Posting slow … Up in the snow

Posting slow … Up in the snow, originally uploaded by xeno735. Climbing Mt Shasta

November 29, 2009 · Leave a comment

US police ‘shot dead in ambush’ in Washington state

Four police officers have been shot dead in an ambush at a coffee shop in Washington State, police say. Officials said at least one gunman walked into a coffee shop … Continue reading

November 29, 2009 · 3 Comments

Scientists Make Fuel from CO2 Emissions and Sunlight : Gas 2.0

Scientists from Sandia National Labs have successfully field-tested a machine that uses solar energy to convert CO2 waste from power plants into fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. … Continue reading

November 29, 2009 · Leave a comment

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

November 28, 2009 · Leave a comment

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

November 28, 2009 · Leave a comment
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