Archive for May 1st, 2006

Solar Flare.

Actually it's a high-resolution picture of the sun taken by NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope. And no, the sun didn't just sprout an arm and it isn't scratcing its head - that's a s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/solar-flare/

China's Own Maglev.

China has successfully tested a home-grown Maglev train in Chengdu: The test train can hold 60 people and travel up to 100 miles per hour, Xinhua reported, citing Zhang Kunlu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/chinas-own-maglev/

Every Breath Bernanke Takes.

This spoof on The Police's Every Breath You Take is done by Columbia Business School for its Spring 2006 Follies, featuring imitation of its Dean Glenn Hubbard who lost the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/every-breath-bernanke-takes/

Gadgets for the Lazy.

Wired News has a fantastic collection of "Gadget for the Lazy". Shown to the left is "The Bird 2.0".Other gadgets include:- A Bugle emulator- Ice cream turner- Shoe mops- El...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/gadgets-for-the-lazy/

Crusher Unmanned Vehicle.

Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center created this unmanned 'crusher' all-terrain-vehicle for the Army: Since Crusher and its predecessor do not ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/crusher-unmanned-vehicle/

Ron Patrick's Jet-Powered Volkswagen Beetle and Honda Scooter.

Ron fitted his VW Beetle with a 1350-hp GE Model T58-8F helicopter turboshaft engine. When he fired up 26,000 rpm jet, the fiery afterburner comes to life. The cool thing is that the car is pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/ron-patricks-jet-powered-volkswagen-beetle-and-honda-scooter/

Philippe "Philo" Hurbain's Hammerhead.

This Lego contraption can throw a CD disc at such high speed that it would break apart upon impact.Link (via TechEBlog, Thanks Steve!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/philippe-philo-hurbains-hammerhead/

Alex Grey's InterBeing, 2002.

Neatorama reader Kacie suggests that we check out Alex Grey: This guy is a major psychedelic artist. His works are marvelously individual. However, common themes can be seen throughout sev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/alex-greys-interbeing-2002/

Kara and Amit's Roomba.

What does your roomba do when you're away from home? Probably something similar to Kara and Amit's roomba - it goes cleaning the streets of New York, ride the subway, buy cupcakes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/kara-and-amits-roomba/

Jeremy Somers' Piece of Mind.

From the website: Some people will try to tell you that the human skull is just filled with mushy brain matter. This is clearly not true! This fabulous design lets you know the truth ̵...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/jeremy-somers-piece-of-mind/

Takamasa Sumi's Death Crimson Video Game Controller.

This video game controller was inspired by the SegaSaturn game "Death Crimson," also known as the worst game ever made (it received a score of 1.0909 out of 10 according to user revi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/takamasa-sumis-death-crimson-video-game-controller/

Douglas P. Hamilton's Solar System Collider.

Simply enter your planet of choice, asteroid or comet composition, size and velocity and see what happens.Link (Thanks Tim Mosley!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/douglas-p-hamiltons-solar-system-collider/

Karate Matrix.

If you like this one, see also The Matrix Ping Pong (Thanks Sahan!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/karate-matrix/

Brain Port: Tongue as a Superior Sense Processor.

To develop a super-solider of the future, researchers at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition are looking at tongues.Yes, tongues: By routing signals from helmet-mounted ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/brain-port-tongue-as-a-superior-sense-processor/

CloroxBot Recycled Giant Robot Costume.

From the website: Last Halloween I built a robot costume out of laundry detergent bottles, crutches, football shoulder pads, and several stoned days with a hot glue gun.Definitely ver...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/01/cloroxbot-recycled-giant-robot-costume/






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