Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Maybe Space-Time is Just an Illusion

Via Alex Tabarrok,Quanta magazine reports on a decades-long effort that has recently produced a radically simplified way of calculating quantum interactions. Instead of adding up millions or billions of terms, … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Scientists shatter world record: Thinnest ever sheet of glass created at just ONE molecule thick … and all because of an accidental discovery

An accidental discovery has led to the creation of the world’s thinnest sheet of glass – at just one molecule thick. The ‘pane’ of glass is so impossibly thin that … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why Does Popcorn Pop?

A popcorn kernel is a cereal grain seed. It is made up of four major physical structures: 1 The Pericarp seed coat or outer hull: a hard outer thin covering. … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Theoretical Element 115 Exists, Study Confirms

Researchers confirm the existence of this synthetic element in a new accelerator study. Will it be enough to give ununpentium official recognition and a new name?At the bottom right corner … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Astronomic news: the universe may not be expanding after all

… Every now and again, cosmologists decide that the universe needs a rethink. For example, for the past century, they have likened it to an inflating balloon, decorated with galaxies. … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

NSA paid British spy agency $150 mln in secret funds – new leak

The NSA has made hush-hush payments of at least $150 million to Britain’s GCHQ spying agency over the past three years to influence British intelligence gathering operations. The payouts were … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Photons May Live for 1 Quintillion Years, but Experience it as 3 Years

… The particles that make up light, photons, may live for at least 1 quintillion (1 billion multiplied by 1 billion) years, new research suggests. If photons can die, they … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

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