Archive for August 24th, 2006

Astronomers: Better Kick Pluto Out of the Planet Club than Admit Hundreds of Space Rocks.

In addition to "downgrading" Pluto's status, the International Astronomical Union also defined two celestial objects - the asteroid Ceres, Charon (Pluto's moon) and 2003 UB313, nicknamed &quo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/24/astronomers-better-kick-pluto-out-of-the-planet-club-than-admit-hundreds-of-space-rocks/

Photoshoppers Unite to Save Pluto.

Worth1000 has a Photoshop contest to save Pluto's planetary status. Link - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/24/photoshoppers-unite-to-save-pluto/

Pluto: Not a Planet Anymore

Astronomers had just voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet - instead, it is now classified as a dwarf planet.The researchers said Pluto failed to dominate its orbit around the Sun in the same way as th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/24/pluto-not-a-planet-anymore/

Grilling with Liquid Oxygen.

George Goble of Purdue University probably thought "lighter fluids are for wussies" when he thought up a way of lighting his charcoal with liquid oxygen. The result? Started with 60 lbs of charco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/24/grilling-with-liquid-oxygen/

Animals on the London Underground.

Check out the cute animal diagrams, made up using tube lines, stations and junctions of the London Underground (originally spotted by Paul Middlewick some 17 years ago while staring at the tube map during his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/24/animals-on-the-london-underground/

World's Longest Fingernails.

Twenty seven years ago, Lee Redmond's life was too busy for beauty treatments, so she decided to cut corners and stop filing her nails. Now, 33 inches later, the Salt Lake City woman holds the world's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/24/worlds-longest-fingernails/

Beijing Olympics Pictogram.

Inspired by inscriptions on bones and bronze objects in ancient China, the Olympic Games Pictograms for the upcoming Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are both fun and instructive.Link - via Random Citations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/24/beijing-olympics-pictogram/

First Russian Laptop.

From the website:This is first Russian laptop, made under the brand “Elektronika”. The production started in 1991 and lasted not very long due to the high price of the device - none of the comm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/24/first-russian-laptop/






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