Archive for June 20th, 2006

Stormtroopers Say: Make or Else!

Rob took some very cool photos from the 2006 Robogames. This one is of Make Magazine's stand, complete with stormtroopers!Link [flickr] - via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/20/stormtroopers-say-make-or-else/

Crowd Control? Who You Gonna Call?

Why use tear gas or rubber bullets to control a riotous crowd when you can use goo? Yes - you read that right: goo as in slime. A portable device worn like a Ghostbuster backpack allows the wearer to cover...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/20/crowd-control-who-you-gonna-call/

SkyKitten.

World SkyCat is building a new type of "lighter than air" aircraft.To demonstrate the new technology, a fully working model at one-sixth linear scale has been built at ATG’s manufactu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/20/skykitten/

World's Most Expensive Lemon.

Mark Johnston, the co-owner of Grand Prix Motors, is suing car maker Mercedes-Benz for selling him a $1.7 million dud, a Mercedes AMG CLK-GTR roadster, which only 6 were ever made. This is quite probab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/20/worlds-most-expensive-lemon/

98-Year-Old Grandma Finally Graduates from High School.

Chronicle/Laura MortonEighty years ago, Josephine Belasco was forced to quit high school to take care of her ailing sister and help support her family. Her only regret in life: never finishing high school.Now,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/20/98-year-old-grandma-finally-graduates-from-high-school/

Foiling Movie Pirates with White Light.

Gregory Abowd and colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a prototype device to foil pirates who record movies in theaters using handheld cameras:The prototype is able to loc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/20/foiling-movie-pirates-with-white-light/

How to Peel a Cooked Potato in One Shot.

In the same vein as "How to Instantly Stop a Baby from Crying," here comes more tips from Japanese "Urawaza" (secret tricks) TV show: how to peel a cooked potato skin in one shot.Link - *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/20/how-to-peel-a-cooked-potato-in-one-shot/

Madame Talbot's Tombstone Paintings.

This Victorian Lowbrow Tombstone Painting is just one of the many fantastic and weird artworks available at Madame Ashley Talbot's Victorian Lowbrow website. Link - Thanks Mme. Talbot!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/20/madame-talbots-tombstone-paintings/

Wolphin: Dolphin & False Killer Whale Hybrid.

A wolphin is a rare hybrid animal, formed from the cross between a female bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and a male false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens).The wolphin's size, colour and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/20/wolphin-dolphin-false-killer-whale-hybrid/

iPod Belt Buckle.

In addition to holding your iPod, BeatBuckle is also a real belt buckle that will "really hold up your pants".http://www.beatbuckle.com/index.php - Thanks Myke!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/20/ipod-belt-buckle/

Lumenlab's DIY Projection System.

Grayson Sigler's company Lumenlab sells DIY projector kits that you can put on a buggy - perfect for playing movies in your backyard theater!PopSci Article | Lumenlab website...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/20/lumenlabs-diy-projection-system/






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