Archive for November 14th, 2007

Revolutionary Solar Energy?

One of the largest inhibitors to cheap solar power has always been the high cost of solar panels (due to their thick glass, framing, and expensive silicon). San Jose-based Nanosolar, Inc. appears ready to eliminate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/revolutionary-solar-energy/

Space Playground

(Glumbert link) A music video showing the day to day activities of astronauts in space. -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/space-playground/

Neatorama LOLCat

Woot! Our pal Ape Lad of Hobotopia drew this awesome Neatorama LOLCat panel. Ape Lad is running a Pip Fan Club promotion (Pip is the hapless kitten, Meowlin Q. Kitteh is the "cat hobo-raconteur"). For $10, you'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/neatorama-lolcat/

Seal Pup Knew Where To Go

A five month old Northern fur seal pup wandered inland from the Pacific Ocean at Tracy, California. His destination? The Tracy Animal Shelter! Animal control officers corraled him on the front steps of the shelter and to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/seal-pup-knew-where-to-go/

Earthrise, Earthset

(YouTube link) Video of Earth rising and setting over the moon's horizon, taken with the HDTV camera aboard Japan's KAGUYA (SELENE) lunar explorer on November 7, 2007. Eventually, Japanese TV will show the h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/earthrise-earthset/

Man Married Dog to Void Curse

Now this is weird: an Indian man, who suffered from sickness after stoning stray dogs to death 20 years ago, is atoning for his sins by ... marrying a stray dog! P. Selvakumar, a 33-year-old farm labourer from the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/man-married-dog-to-void-curse/

Adam Parker Smith's Zombie Heads

[image deleted per request of artist]Artist Adam Parker Smith has an exhibition called Bold as Love, which consists of grotesque sculptures of zombie heads made out of felt!Link | Gallery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/adam-parker-smiths-zombie-heads/

Orphaned Owls Found a New Mommy: an Owl Stuffed Animal!

When a group (wisdom? parliament? stare? study? Take a pick of your favorite animal collectives) of baby owls became orphaned, they found a new surrogate mom: a stuffed toy!A group of orphaned baby owls snuggle up to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/orphaned-owls-found-a-new-mommy-an-owl-stuffed-animal/

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver

In the dark about what to get your beloved Doctor Who #1 fan? A Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Flashlight, of course!Link (too bad it'll be too late for Christmas, it ships in January) - via Boing Boing, thanks Lee!*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/doctor-who-sonic-screwdriver/

Google's Larry Page to Marry

Congrats to Google co-founder Larry Page is getting married! Seems like his search has ended ...It looks like one of the country's richest bachelors is about to be taken off the market.Google co-founder Larr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/googles-larry-page-to-marry/

RHex

(YouTube link) Watch this little robot; it's like a pet who won't give up! RHex is a man-portable robot with extraordinary rough terrain mobility. RHex climbs over rock fields, mud, sand, vegetation, railroad t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/rhex/

Photo #2,000,000,000 on Flickr

Yesterday the 2 billionth photo was uploaded to the Flickr photo sharing web site. Yes, this is the 2 billionth photo on flickr. It was taken in front of Market City in Chinatown Haymarket in Sydney....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/photo-2000000000-on-flickr/

Famous Last Words: the Animated Musical

You never get a second chance to make a first last impression. Ransom Riggs of mental_floss wrote and directed an animated video that takes us on a tour of famous people in history and their famous last words, all set to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/famous-last-words-the-animated-musical/

The History of Mario

Bill Blakemore of ABC World News Webcast has the concise (and neat) history of the most famous video game character of all history: Mario!In 1982, our unpreposessing little rescuer Jumpman was given a cheerful name r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/the-history-of-mario/

The Eve Method for Saving Drowning Victims (1940s)

From the August 1946 copy of Popular Science, here's an article by Leon Shloss on ways to save someone from drowning (before the advent of modern CPR techniques). To wit, the "Eve Method," which was invented by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/14/the-eve-method-for-saving-drowning-victims-1940s/






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