True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

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

Swedish researchers create “an impossible material” by mistake

… Called upsalite in honor of the university where it was discovered, the material features a surface area of 800 square meters per gram. It’s got the highest surface area … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scientists Built a Mini Laser Gun That Generates Anti-Matter

Antimatter, created naturally above storm clouds, has now been created by device that uses magnets and tabletop lasers fired at a gold sheet through helium gas. A team of physicists … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quantum-Tunneling Computers: Answers faster than light?

… Nerval’s Lobster writes “The powerful, reliable combination of transistors and semiconductors in computer processors could give way to systems built on the way electrons misbehave, all of it contained … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

How to fit 1,000TB of data onto a 12cm optical disc

Just before the weekend I read about a new technique which can be used to shoehorn around 1,000TB of data onto a “DVD disc”. This is quite a feat and … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chladni Figures: Amazing Resonance Experiment

Warning: Turn your volume way down during this entire video. The sound that produces the patterns is loud enough to cause permanent hearing damage. … This demonstration is by a … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment