Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

When it comes to warm-up, less is more

University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology researcher Elias Tomaras says the idea came to him while watching track and field sprinters warm-up for a race. “If you watch sprinters, short … Continue reading

May 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

How long is a day on the moon? Lunar Day: 29 days of sun

A lunar day is the length of time it takes for the Moon to make one complete rotation on its axis compared to the Sun. This is important because the … Continue reading

May 28, 2011 · 4 Comments

Congressman questions Patriot Act “autopen” signature – Political Hotsheet – CBS News

Republican Rep. Tom Graves of Georgia sent President Obama a letter today questioning the constitutionality of the president’s use of a device called an autopen to sign into law an … Continue reading

May 28, 2011 · 2 Comments

Fukushima Now Ten Chernobyls into the Sea?

New readings show levels of radioisotopes found up to 30 kilometers offshore from the on-going crisis at Fukushima are ten times higher than those measured in the Baltic and Black … Continue reading

May 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Senator Rand Paul trashes the Patriot Act + Ron Paul on new Bill Authorizes Perpetual Worldwide War

May 28, 2011 · 1 Comment

PayPal sues Google over mobile wallet technology

Google is being sued by PayPal, which claims that the internet search giant stole its technology for turning smartphones into digital wallets. PayPal alleges that Google obtained trade secrets from … Continue reading

May 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Anchor from Blackbeard’s ship raised after 293 years off North Carolina coast

Archaeologists on Friday raised an anchor from the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship that pirate Blackbeard and his crew intentionally grounded off the North Carolina coast in 1718. The nearly … Continue reading

May 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

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