Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Sound creates light

When light is used to transmit information, well established techniques of optical telecommunications are available: modulated light pulses travel along optical fibers, become weaker due to optical attenuation in the … Continue reading

June 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Ignoring stress leads recovering addicts to more cravings

Recovering addicts who avoid coping with stress succumb easily to substance use cravings, making them more likely to relapse during recovery, according to behavioral researchers. “Cravings are a strong predictor … Continue reading

June 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Roman fort found in Cornwall ‘rewrites history’

A Roman fort which has been discovered in Cornwall is challenging previous historical views about the South West. Pottery and pieces of slag have been found at the undisclosed location … Continue reading

June 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Apostle images from 4th century found under street in Italy

Archaeologists exploring a Christian catacomb under a residential Roman street have unearthed the earliest known images of the apostles Andrew and John. Using a newly developed laser to burn away … Continue reading

June 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

God particle signal is simulated as sound

Scientists have simulated the sounds set to be made by sub-atomic particles such as the Higgs boson when they are produced at the Large Hadron Collider. Their aim is to … Continue reading

June 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

World’s Scientists Admit They Just Don’t Like Mice

Nearly 700 scientists representing 27 countries convened at the University of Zurich Monday to formally announce that their experimentation on mice has been motivated not by a desire to advance … Continue reading

June 23, 2010 · Leave a comment
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