Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Chinese Actor Is Arrested After Changing Name And Spending 13 Years On The Run From Police

A Chinese actor who played a detective in a television drama has been arrested after spending 13 years on the run from the police. Ji Siguang is accused of attacking … Continue reading

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UFOs from a train window

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Touchless smartphones and TVs could be on sale in 2012

So you’ve lost your TV remote control. Again. Not to worry, says a tiny Israeli start-up company called XTR3D – soon you’ll be able to flick through channels and adjust … Continue reading

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Last US troops to leave Iraq cross Kuwait border

The last convoy of US troops to leave Iraq has entered Kuwait, nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. The final column of about 100 armoured vehicles … Continue reading

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Self-cleaning cotton nanoparticle coating invented

Efforts to create self-cleaning cotton fabrics are bearing fruit in China. Engineers have created a chemical coating that causes cotton materials to clean themselves of stains and remove odours when … Continue reading

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Sun stops chickenpox from spreading

Exposure to sunlight may help impede the spread of chickenpox, claim researchers. The University of London team found chickenpox less common in regions with high UV levels, reports the journal … Continue reading

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Twitter sells $300m “strategic stake” to Saudi prince

Twitter has secured $300m in funding from Saudi investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, with the well-known tech backer – who counts Apple shares among other firms in his portfolio – … Continue reading

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