Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

America (the Band) tonight

I just found out that America is performing tonight in Redding, CA. I was headed up to Mt Shasta anyway so I called the Cascade theatre and got one of … Continue reading

August 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

$1.1 million bus used by Obama has high-tech defenses – but what are they?

President Barack Obama has logged more than 300 miles in the rural Midwest so far on what Republican frontrunner, Mitt Romney, is calling his “Magical Misery Tour.” The three-day bus … Continue reading

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IBM produces first ‘brain chips’

IBM has developed a microprocessor which it claims comes closer than ever to replicating the human brain. The system is capable of “rewiring” its connections as it encounters new information, … Continue reading

August 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

US will review 300,000 immigrant deportation cases

Illegal immigrants to the US who pose no threat to the public are likely to have deportation proceedings against them shelved, the Obama administration has announced. Reviews will be conducted … Continue reading

August 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

‘Star Trek’ sequel 2012/2013

J.J. Abrams eager for ‘Star Trek’ sequel but says he won’t rush it “Star Trek” fans were heartened this weekend when one person involved in the 2009 reboot said that … Continue reading

August 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

How old the Moon?

That old moon might not be as antique as we thought, some scientist think. They say it’s possible that it isn’t a day over 4.4 billion years old. But other … Continue reading

August 19, 2011 · 2 Comments

Wood may be 10 million years older than thought!

A study of 400-million-year-old samples of fossils has revealed that woody plants appeared about 10 million years earlier than previously thought. The samples revealed rings of cells characteristic of wood, … Continue reading

August 19, 2011 · Leave a comment
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