Archive for February 8th, 2007

Benjamin Cho's Knit Dress.

Benjamin Cho's dress gives a nod to the crafters of the world: the dress looks like it's still being knitted by giant disembodied hands! What's with the eyes though, I wonder. Link - via Craft, Thanks Henry@Brohans!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/benjamin-chos-knit-dress/

Blue Marlin: A Ship That Carries Other Ships.

Fogonazos has a neat photo collection of semi-submersible heavy-lift ships [wiki], basically giant floating platforms that can transport oil drilling rigs, gas refineries, and even warships.This one above is Blue Marlin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/blue-marlin-a-ship-that-carries-other-ships/

Sachiko Kodama's Ferrofluid Sculpture "Morpho Tower"

Here's a stunning dynamic sculpture "Morpho Tower" using ferrofluid by Sachiko Kodama: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via EduyayoMore ferrofluid goodness on Neatorama: One more ferrofluid sculpture by Sachi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/sachiko-kodamas-ferrofluid-sculpture-morpho-tower/

Space Duck.

Did you hear about the NASA Astro-nut's Lust in Space saga? She quacked under the pressure!No, seriously - this post is actually about a neat collection of rubber duckies - via Miss Cellania....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/space-duck/

Cheddarvision.

What's more boring than watching paint dry? Apparently, watching cheese age! From West Country farmhouse cheesemakers, here's Cheddarvision: Link - via Scribal Terror...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/cheddarvision/

Best Short Joke Ever.

Anita of Say No to Crack is having a little fun contest to find out the best short joke ever. So far, about forty or so zingers have been submitted.For example:A dog limps into a bar and says, “I’m lookin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/best-short-joke-ever/

Five-Star Prison Cells for Jailed Families.

Photo: Bernat ArmangueThat's a jail cell in the F1 section of the Aranjuez prison in Spain, designed to let imprisoned parents to live with their children!Welcome to a jail Spain says is the only the one in the world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/five-star-prison-cells-for-jailed-families/

Latest Fashion Accessory: Court-Imposed Ankle Bracelet.

Former LOST cast member Michelle Rodriguez decided that she's going to show off the latest fashion accessory: a court-imposed ankle bracelet! If you thought handcuff necklaces are hot, consider this. Actress Michelle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/latest-fashion-accessory-court-imposed-ankle-bracelet/

Carl Merten's Table Top Fireplace.

Check out Carl Mertens' table top fireplace, made out of stainless steel logs! http://www.unicahome.com/p12545/carl-mertens/table-top-fireplace-by-carl-mertens.html - via Random Citations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/carl-mertens-table-top-fireplace/

More of Jeff Han's Multi-Touch Interaction Screen.

We've featured Jeff Han's Multi-Touch Interaction Screen before, but it's sooo cool that we just have to do another. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | Larger video at Flixxy - via Random Good Stuff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/more-of-jeff-hans-multi-touch-interaction-screen/

The Very Weird Science of Dr. Hau.

This is astonishing stuff:Lene Hau has already shaken scientists' beliefs about the nature of things. Albert Einstein and just about every other physicist insisted that light travels 186,000 miles a second in fre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/the-very-weird-science-of-dr-hau/

3D Holographic Movie Posters

These full color 3D holographic or holo prints can encode six seconds worth of videos in a single sheet of film. Links: Terminator Hologram Video | Final Fantasy Hologram | Link to XYZRGB Company page - via Poster...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/3d-holographic-movie-posters/

The Tactical Biorefinery.

There is now such a thing as a tactical biorefinery, i.e. a portable device for turning trash into energy, i.e. that thing Doc was using to power his Delorean at the end of Back to the Future. Found at Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/the-tactical-biorefinery/

Walking with Dinosaurs: Raptor Suit and More.

This video clip from the Walking with Dinosaurs [official site | wiki] workshop shows the making of some very, very cool raptor suit as well as larger mechanical pieces. Very cool: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/walking-with-dinosaurs-raptor-suit-and-more/

Photometric Stereo: 3D Images of Human Faces.

Photo A. Blinov and M. PetrouMaria Petrou of the Imperial College London and her colleagues further developed an imaging technique used to find flaws in industrial surfaces to capture 3D map of a human face:The techn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/photometric-stereo-3d-images-of-human-faces/

Goblin Shark.

The goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is a rare species often called a "living fossil" - This seems to me the strangest of all the sharks. It looks like some kind of prehistoric survivor, an exper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/goblin-shark/

Patrick Dougherty's Sapling Art.

Patrick Dougherty creates his artworks using twigs and saplings - truckloads of them as these art pieces are not only fantastic, they are also gigantic. This one above is called Oh Me Oh My (1996), an installation at All...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/patrick-doughertys-sapling-art/

Fat Old Fred CPR Dummy.

Ever taken a CPR class? Then you'd know that those skinny mannequins can't possibly simulate a real world scenario (at least in the United States). That's why there's the Fat Old Fred CPR Manikin (Mannequin): Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/fat-old-fred-cpr-dummy/

Reactable.

The Music Technology Group, led by Dr. Sergi Jordà of Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, created this music instrument called the reactable, a synthesizer with a unique user interface: Hit play to see it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/reactable/

Lutz Haufschild's Crucifixion Window.

Lutz Haufschild is an amazing glass artist whose work can be found in churches and public places around the world. This one called the Crucifixion Window at the Church of Saint John the Divine, Victoria, British Columbia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/lutz-haufschilds-crucifixion-window/

Wrong Bus = Lost for 25 years

A THAI woman who was lost for 25 years after catching the wrong bus home was finally reunited with her family thanks to simple song. Link via: Spiegel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/wrong-bus-lost-for-25-years/

What is It? Game 10.

This week's What is It? game with What is It? blog is this weird looking device. One more photo and clues as of the dimensions can be found at What is It?Guess what it is (and what it's for) and ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/what-is-it-game-10/

Human Touch Pillows

Guys and dolls, man and woman, wife and groom, king and queen, pink and blue, Adam and Eve, plus and minus and so forth, these cute theme pillows are especially fitting for the coming big day... Follow the link on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/human-touch-pillows/

Was Thomas Jefferson Part Middle Eastern?

Yes, according to Professor Mark Jobling of University of Leicester: Thomas Jefferson's haplogroup - shared with the two men from Britain - is known as K2.K2 makes up about 7% of the Y chromosome types fou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/was-thomas-jefferson-part-middle-eastern/

Playing Video Games Improves Vision.

Next time your parents tell you that video games are good for nothing, tell them that they can improve your vision: Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that people who played action video games for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/playing-video-games-improves-vision/

Kidnapping is Big Business in Brazil.

From the website:Brazil has the widest income gap in South America, with over 20 percent of its citizens living on less than two dollars a day. And Brazil's crime rate is well on its way to becoming among the worst i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/kidnapping-is-big-business-in-brazil/

Titanic Adventure Slide.

Then: great naval tragedy. Now: an adventures slide for your kids! http://www.partyusa.com/titanic.htmtitanic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/titanic-adventure-slide/

Mini Cooper Desk.

It's a desk made to look like a Mini Cooper! Link - via Gizmodo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/mini-cooper-desk/

Strange English Lesson in Japan: I Was Robbed by Two Men.

This went around the Internet a while ago: a weird video clip of an English language class in Japan. The topic is what to say if you're robbed, and if that's not weird enough, there's even an exercise routine to practice...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/strange-english-lesson-in-japan-i-was-robbed-by-two-men/

Beatles in Lego.

Lego artist extraordinaire Henry Lim spent 8 months and used approximately 20,000 Lego pieces to create this Beatles (from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) lego sculpture: LinkPreviously on Neatorama, another Henry...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/08/beatles-in-lego/








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