Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Frisbee becomes an Olympic sport

  The sport of flying disc, commonly known as “frisbee,” was officially recognized as an Olympic sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday, opening the way for it to … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hitch hiking robot destroyed by idiots

  In this July 17, 2015, file photo, a car drives by HitchBOT, a hitchhiking robot in Marblehead, Mass. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment say someone … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scientists make robots that can walk and jump on water. Your move, Jesus.

   Robots can now jump on water, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Researchers created the lightweight, leaping robot after studying how pond-skimmer insects push off … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

That nutty theory that Paul McCartney died and was replaced in 1966

This weekend I saw a really amazing Beatles tribute, the Classical Mystery tour with the SF Symphony. Tony Kishman is an uncanny Paul. So much so that I started to … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Anti-Vaccine Docs Being Murdered?

Yet another doctor was just found murdered inside his home here on the East Coast of Florida. This makes six doctors to be found dead in the last month just … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hackers remotely turn off moving car’s engine

  A pair of veteran cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car’s engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

What is that thing on Charon? Close up photos of Pluto and moon Charon.

Etched by canyons, crinkled by mountains, and cleansed of craters, the surface of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, are unexpectedly dynamic, according to the first high-resolution images downloaded by … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment
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