Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Drones to Watch Over US Highways

Drones could help human workers safeguard the 4 million miles of U.S. highways crisscrossing the country. The flying robots could inspect bridges and roads, survey lands with laser mapping, and … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

Student says his camera shot “giant ghost”

A Saudi nursing student said his camera captured what he described as a “giant ghost” by accident while filming the night moon near a beach in the Gulf Kingdom. His … Continue reading

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Miniature Star Trek-Style ‘Tractor Beam’ Created in Lab

…A group of scientists from Scotland and the Czech Republic says it’s managed to drag around teeny-tiny objects using nothing more than a beam of light. That’s essentially how it … Continue reading

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DeLorean Hovercraft goes for a spin

The craft is the creation of Matthew Riese, who raised money on Kickstarter to fund his “Back to the Future” homage. Deciding he doesn’t need roads, Riese has taken the … Continue reading

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Ukrainian teen solves deep-sea mystery

A Ukrainian teen enthralled by live images from an underwater camera off Vancouver Island has helped unravel the mystery of how deep-diving elephant seals eat a seemingly inedible fish. At … Continue reading

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New Alien Planet ‘Habitable Zone’ Rules

…  scientists have redefined the boundaries of the habitable zone for alien planets, potentially kicking out some exoplanaets that were thought to fall within it, and maybe allowing a few … Continue reading

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Green ‘fireball’ flashes across the night sky in Lincolnshire

Sightings have been reported of a green ‘fireball’ flashing across the sky over Lincolnshire last night. Lincoln City goalkeeper Paul Farman was among those who saw the phenomenon and wrote … Continue reading

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