Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Samsung overtakes Apple in smartphone shipments

Samsung overtook Apple to become the world’s biggest shipper of smartphones between July and September. Research from Strategy Analytics showed that Samsung shipped 27.8 million smartphones in the three-month period, … Continue reading

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Stars concoct complex molecules

Chemical factories around young stars may give rise to far more complex molecules than previously thought. Relatively complex, carbon-containing molecules are found in comets and on nearby planets, thought to … Continue reading

October 28, 2011 · 1 Comment

Google’s Maps Street View service pilots indoor photos

Google has started a pilot project allowing the public to look inside shops and other businesses found on its maps. The feature is an extension of the firm’s Street View … Continue reading

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What are you doing to celebrate the end of the world today? (The Mayan Calendar ends today Oct. 28, 2011, or not)

Someone named Calleman fudged the Mayan calendar and came up with today as the date. The idea spread and many people who are more interested in spiritual growth than archaeology … Continue reading

October 28, 2011 · 5 Comments

Thailand floods: Thousands flee Bangkok

The government in Thailand has declared a 5-day public holiday to allow people to move to safety as flood waters reach the centre of Bangkok. … – Thousands of residents … Continue reading

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Sussex Police begin 24-hour live video broadcast

A 24-hour live video stream has begun broadcasting the work of Sussex Police, allowing visitors to its website to follow officers via video links. Chief Constable Martin Richards said the … Continue reading

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Weird CLOUD falls To The GROUND

Weird CLOUD falls To The GROUND. – YouTube. Not something you see every day … around here anyway.

October 28, 2011 · 2 Comments
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