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Octopus Inspired Comfortable Sensor

A new low-cost flexible sensor developed in Korea can detect a wide range of pressures and motions when wet or dry. It can monitor heart rate and even speech patterns. It uses octopus sucker patterns (very small small ridges) to adhere fully to both wet and dry skin and is comfortable for the user. For … Continue reading

New Species Recorded During Historic Dive

An explorer from the USA named Victor Vescovo has used a Triton submarine to boldly go where no one has gone before. While doing so he discovered what appears to be a new animal species never before seen by humans in one of the most isolated places on Earth. Here’s a still image: In the … Continue reading

Protest: No more Posts Until WP.com Fixes Cut and Paste in the iPhone App

It has become too difficult to post and edit on this WordPress.com site because a very basic feature (cut and paste of text) is broken in the current version of the iPhone WordPress app. No more posts until they fix this. They say soon. Follow @xenophilius on Twitter for daily strange and interesting stuff. – … Continue reading

Salto, the Best Hopping Robot

Salto is an impressive leaping robot that can leap up on a wall and then push off of the wall to get extra height. Though only a foot tall, even without a wall, salto can jump in place higher than you can from standing. This little robot is being taught new tricks and is fun … Continue reading

Strange Space Weather Alert: Interplanetary Shock Wave Hit the Earth, May 26, 2019

Updated 5/29/2019. The earth was hit by an interplanetary shockwave from space on May 26, 2019 and this unexpectedly caused our solar wind density to abruptly quadruple and the interplanetary magnetic field to double in strength. The shockwave caused an unexpected effect, similar to a solar Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), a burst of energy from … Continue reading

New and Old Acoustic Telescopes

Have you ever heard of an acoustic telescope? Many devices to amplify and focus sound exist and have been tested experimentally over the years. Via telovation.com/photos/ In a recent invention, a sound scope technology was described as being able to “zoom in” as optical telescopes do with light. Researchers at the universities of Sussex and … Continue reading

Pixels 1 Million Times Smaller Than Those in Smart Phone Screens

I call them “golixels” (a portmanteau of “gold pixels”) and that’s what they are: a new super small pixel technology using molecules of gold. This invention by Cambridge scientists is the strangest thing I found for today. The green orb thing below that looks like a corporate logo is an illustration of how it works. … Continue reading

Can I Keep Sharing News Excerpts Legally?

It is unclear if the Internet will ever ban the sharing of excerpts from news articles and stories. It might, even with “transformative” commentary added. As this site is non-profit and educational and links back to original sources, it may continue for some time. Still, I could see things swinging in the more prohibitive direction, … Continue reading

Invention: One Way Sound

This is the best strange news item I read today: one way sound technology from Yale university. If this makes it to the consumer market, it will be a most welcome invention for recording engineers and many others. Imagine being able to hear people whispering in the next room, while the raucous party in your … Continue reading

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