Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Science Fiction Timeline of Inventions (Listed by Publication Date)

Most of these items are linked to information about similar real-life inventions and inventors; click on an invention to learn more about it. Date Device Name (Novel Author) 1726 Laputa … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

How Bacteria Could Generate Radio waves

Can bacteria generate radio waves? On the face of it, this seems an unlikely proposition. Natural sources of radio waves include lightning, stars and pulsars while artificial sources include radar, … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bacteria Grow Under 400,000 Times Earth’s Gravity

Proving that you don’t have to be big to be tough, some microbes can survive gravity more than 400,000 times that felt on Earth, a new study says. Most humans, … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crop Circle at Innage, nr Chepstow. Gwent Wales. Reported 22nd April 2011.

Well done to Olivier Morel and Francine Blake’s group for photographing this aerial shot of the formation at Innage, nr Chepstow. Gwent. Wales. Reported 22nd April. We know this was … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Escaped Egyptian tycoon attempts to smuggle out tons of antiques

Airport Customs stopped yesterday evening 100 parcels allegedly belonging to Egyptian tycoon Hussein Salem, which were headed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The parcels weighed three tons together and included paintings, … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Factory Uses Robots To Grow Human Skin

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology in Germany oversee a skin-making process controlled by robots. They currently produce 5,000 penny-sized disks of tissue every month, at … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Lost City Revealed Under Centuries of Jungle Growth

Archaeologist Brigitte Kovacevich in a looters’ tunnel inside the pyramid at the Head of Stone site. Hidden for centuries, the ancient Maya city of Holtun, or Head of Stone, is … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · Leave a comment
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