True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

Scientists create never-before-seen form of matter

Harvard and MIT scientists are challenging the conventional wisdom about light, and they didn’t need to go to a galaxy far, far away to do it. Working with colleagues at … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Vitamin E and Other Antioxidants Dispel Static Electricity

It might be called a shock finding. Coating plastic or rubber materials with antioxidants such as vitamin E stops static charge from building up on the polymer’s surface, chemists report … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

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