Archive for January 11th, 2007

Aquadom.

Aquadom, the world’s largest cylindrical aquarium, is in the lobby of the Radisson SAS Hotel in Berlin. It’s 25 meters tall and holds about 900,000 gallons of water! There is an elevator at the center of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/aquadom/

Close Call at the Scariest Car Accident Ever.

Follow the link to see why this accident is a very, very close call: Link - via Cellar IoTD...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/close-call-at-the-scarriest-car-accident-ever/

Painted Rocks.

Here's a gallery of cute animals painted on rocks at Fresh Pics: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/painted-rocks/

Scientists Work on a Device for Silent Speech.

Chuck Jorgensen, a scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, and his team are developing a machine that can translate your body's neuromuscular signals for speech, without the need to t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/scientists-work-on-a-device-for-silent-speech/

Small Waterwheel Produces Cheap Electricity for Your Home.

If you've got a small stream (as little as 20cm wide) near your house and hate to pay the electric bill, just wait for this new invention: The prototype has now been working successfully at St Catherine's, a N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/small-waterwheel-produces-cheap-electricity-for-your-home/

DIY MIDI Concertina.

Now, you can be a real tech-pirate with your own homemade Hayden Duet concertina to sing all those sailor songs. Link - via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/diy-midi-concertina/

A Light Bulb in a Microwave

What happens if you microwave a light bulb? Check out the video: Link to Youtube video - via TechEBlog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/a-light-bulb-in-a-microwave/

Biggest Lava Plateaus Under Indian Ocean Discovered.

From the website: The plateau is located in the so-called Mid Ridge in the Indian Ocean below a point 800 kilometers (500 miles) east of Mauritius, said Professor Tamaki Ura, director of the University of Tokyo'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/biggest-lava-plateaus-under-indian-ocean-discovered/

Salvador Dali's Student ID Card.

That's Salvador Dali's student ID card from when he was a student at the Special Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking School in Madrid from 1924 to 1925. Found at VintagePhoto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/salvador-dalis-student-id-card/

Hexafluorid.

The explanation that came with this on YouTube says: Get enchanted by a aluminium foil ship floating above ground on hexafluorid (gas significantly denser than air) at the Physikshow of the University of Bonn! I look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/hexafluorid/

Patterns of Public Transport Vehicle Seats.

There is a Flickr pool dedicated to photos of patterns from the seats of public transport vehicles. Really.This one to the left is from the District Line train in the London Underground.Link - via Mira y Calla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/patterns-of-public-transport-vehicle-seats/

Robot Controlled by Thought.

The Neural Systems Group at the University of Washington has created a robot that they can contro by thoughts alone!Link - via electroplankton...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/robot-controlled-by-thought/

Extreme 3D Chess.

If those three-dimensional chess [wiki] you see on Star Trek is too easy for you, try this one out: the 3D8 Chess!Link - via Cliff Pickover's RealityCarnival...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/extreme-3d-chess/

Man's Head Pierced with 800 Needles

From Random Citations: More than 800 acupuncture needles were pierced on the head of Wei Sheng, a Chinese medicine doctor from Guang Xi, Southwestern China. He once won a Guinness World Record for piercing 1790 needle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/mans-head-pierced-with-800-needles/

Literary Eccentricities.

James Joyce [wiki] was nearly always seen wearing an eye patch, which was not mere accessorizing: He suffered from glaucoma throughout adulthood and eventually went completely blind. In fact, he dictated much of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/literary-eccentricities/

What is It? Game 7.

Our weekly What is It? game, in collaboration of the What is It? blog is this strange tool: guess what it is and win a free Neatorama T-Shirt (I think I'll one t-shirt contest a month from now on, till m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/what-is-it-game-7/

Amazing Sand Sculptures

Here's some photos of the sand sculpture competition they hold every year in Lommel Belgium. Kinda puts my sand castles to shame. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/amazing-sand-sculptures/

Brain Scanning Machine.

Photo: CTF Systems Inc.This weird contraption is a Magnetoencephalography (MEG) scanner. It scans ... your brain!Magnetoencephalography (MEG) scanners work by measuring the magnetic field produced by the brain. While...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/brain-scanning-machine/

"subway" map of the Blogosphere.

Information Architects has developed a "subway" map showing the trend of the Blogosphere and the Internet. Neatorama, sadly, is not listed. Link - via Micro Persuasion (who is listed)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/subway-map-of-the-blogosphere/

Doorganizer.

Constantly forgetting your keys when you go out the door? You need this hanging reminder and organizer for the doorknob: Link - via Lifehacker...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/doorganizer/

Half of US Teen Use Social Networking Websites.

A study by the Pew Internet Research revealed that more than half of teens use social networking websites like MySpace and Facebook!And I have never been on either one! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/half-of-us-teen-use-social-networking-websites/

Really Weird Materials.

From New Scientist Tech Blog: a list of very, very weird materials. For example:2. Auxetic materials - materials that get thicker when stretched. Pull them in one direction and they expand in another. See the vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/really-weird-materials/

Drawing a Perfect Circle

Alexander Overwijk, a teacher from Ottawa (Canada), is one of the fastest Circle Drawers in the world. In this video, he draws a close-to-perfect 3 foot wide circle in one second. Even if he did not win the seeming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/drawing-a-perfect-circle/

Photograph of the Second Before Doomsday

The picture above is from an actual test of a single U.S. nuclear missile holding at least 8 dummy warheads. Each line shows the deployed warhead striking the ocean at well over 4,000 miles per hour. The stunni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/11/photograph-of-the-second-before-doomsday/





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