Archive for June 30th, 2006

Desert Ants "Count" Their Steps.

Harald Wolf at the University of Ulm, Germany and colleagues wondered how desert ants can find their way back home. (Previously, scientists found that ants use the sun as a compass, but this would be use...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/30/desert-ants-count-their-steps/

Duo, the Two-Nosed Dog.

Duo, the two-nosed dog Staffordshire bull terrier, is homeless and can't find a home:A dog that appears to have two noses because of a condition similar to a harelip in humans is looking for a new ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/30/duo-the-two-nosed-dog/

Giant Lord of the Rings Sculptures in New Zealand.

Take a look at photos of these giant sculptures of Lord of the Rings characters in Australia New Zealand. Link - Thanks Vurdlak!Update 6/30/06: Thanks to Neatorama readers Kiwi JD and Erueti,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/30/giant-lord-of-the-rings-sculptures-in-australia/

Printable Robot.

Given the advances in inkjet technology, Gregory Daigle reviewed the exciting possibilities of "printing" your own battery, communication, display, and artificial muscle to create a "printable&q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/30/printable-robot/

Jastrow Illusion.

In 1889, psychologist Joseph Jastrow asked this question: which one of the two bars are larger? Easy - the bottom one, right?Wrong (or else it wouldn't be an illusion now, would it?) Find out the right...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/30/jastrow-illusion/

China Uses Big Guns to Control Weather.

Photo: Calum MacLeodRain during the 2008 Beijing Olympics? Heaven forbid! Well, not wanting to leave it to chance, the Chinese government is taking proactive steps to control the weather!When he's not tend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/30/china-uses-big-guns-to-control-weather/

Secret Doors.

The Hidden Door Company specializes in making secret, hidden doors for your house! They come in various guises like wine racks, bookshelves, cabinets and so forth...Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/30/secret-doors/

Ramkie: Home Made Oilcan Guitar.

From the Atlas of Plucked Instrument, a wonderful website dedicated to string musical instruments, comes this weird contraption called a "ramkie" from Southern Africa:The ramkie is the fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/30/2526/
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