True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

Research: We Unconsciously React to Events Up to 10 Seconds Before They Happen

Can your brain detect events before they even occur? That was the stunning conclusion of a 2012 meta-analysis of experiments from seven independent laboratories over the last 35 years, which … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Plans to Destroy the Earth’s Protective Radiation Belts

Since we’re coming up on the Fourth of July, and towns everywhere are preparing their better-than-ever fireworks spectaculars, we would like to offer this humbling bit of history. Back in … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Albert Einstein’s Lost Theory Resurfaces, Shows His Resistance To Big Bang Theory

A manuscript that lay unnoticed by scientists for decades has revealed that Albert Einstein once dabbled with an alternative to what we now know as the Big Bang theory, proposing … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Scientists ‘freeze’ light for an entire minute

In what could prove to be a major breakthrough in quantum memory storage and information processing, German researchers have frozen the fastest thing in the universe: light. And they did … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oldest star in Universe discovered

Astronomers in Australia have found the oldest known star in the universe, a discovery that may re-write our understanding of the universe directly following the Big Bang. The team from … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Coldest spot in known universe: NASA to study almost absolute zero matter at ISS

NASA has revealed its plans to create the coldest spot in the known universe on board the International Space Station in 2016. The researchers are preparing to study matter at … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Carbon’s new champion: Theorists calculate atom-thick carbyne chains may be strongest material ever

Rice University researchers have determined from first-principle calculations that carbyne would be the strongest material yet discovered. The carbon-atom chains would be difficult to make but would be twice as … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment