Archive for August 5th, 2008

The Lyrebird Remix

(YouTube link) We've featured the documentary clip of the amazing lyrebird before, but Waverly Films made the footage with Sir David Attenborough even better! -via Unique Dailylyrebird...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/05/the-lyrebird-remix/

Stomach Bot Got Inspiration from Beetles and Geckos

Metin Sitti and colleagues at the Carnegie Mellon University have developed a tiny swallowable robot that can anchor itself to the walls of your gut in order to snap images, deliver drug, perform biopsy, and so on.Turns...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/05/stomach-bot-got-inspiration-from-beetles-and-geckos/

Online HP-12C Emulator

In a burst of geeky nostalgia, I was overjoyed to find this online emulator of Hewlett-Packard's HP-12C reverse polish calculator (yes, this is the "financial" version).Check it out here: Link - via Asttro!Previously on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/05/online-hp-12c-emulator/

Giant Hydraulic Scissors Cut Down Building

Photos: Sichuan OnlineWho needs dynamite to demolish an earthquake-damaged building when you have this: monster hydraulic scissors that cut buildings to shred!This giant 59-ton cutter has a 28-m (92 feet) long arm that t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/05/giant-hydraulic-scissors-cut-down-building/

Zombie Animals and the Parasites That Control Them

Discover Magazine has a pretty neat run down of zombie animals and the parasites that control them. Did you know that parasitic protozoa Toxoplasma gondii, which normally lives in cat, can also infect humans?The rate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/05/zombie-animals-and-the-parasites-that-control-them/

Thousand Year Egg: Is it Edible?

Alex Rushmer of Just Cook It! Blog wrote an eye-popping account on eating the Asian delicacy (read: gross!) thousand year egg or century egg for breakfast:What we know as the white is not white at all. It is a transl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/05/thousand-year-egg-is-it-edible/

The Homer Simpson One Euro Coin

Neatorama reader Miguel Artime sent in this one: a special coin found in the cash register of a Spanish candy shop. It seems that someone decided to, um, modify the 1 Euro coin featuring the face of King Juan Carlos I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/05/the-homer-simpson-one-euro-coin/

The Top Ten Greatest Olympic Moments

A sportswriter lists the most memorable Olympic performances of the modern Games. Sure, you've heard of Nadia Comaneci, Mark Spitz, and Jesse Owens, but are you familiar with Abebe Bikila, Emil Zatopek, and the other pas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/05/the-top-ten-greatest-olympic-moments/

Recreating a Super Aussie Burger

Griffin attempted to replicate, and even improve upon, a Super Aussie Burger. I bought half a kilo of bacon, half a kilo of cheese, six eggs, lettuce, 3 tomatoes, an onion, beetroot, sesame seeds, mustard and ket...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/05/recreating-a-super-aussie-burger/

Tink and the Mouse

(YouTube link) Before the era of mass entertainment, we watched kittens playing to amuse ourselves. Then came the cinema, radio, TV, and the internet. Now we use the internet to watch kittens play -and they are still...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/05/tink-and-the-mouse/

Gargantuan Scale Model of Shanghai in 2020

With over 20 million people in its extended metropolitan area, Shanghai is China's most populated city. With an area of nearly 5,300 km² (2,046 sq mi), it is also one of the world's largest urban areas - and it's gr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/05/gargantuan-scale-model-of-shanghai-in-2020/

Here's My Calling-Emailing-AIMing-Twittering Card

During Victorian era, leaving your calling card when visiting a friend or attending a party is the proper etiquette. Fast forward a couple of hundred years, this quaint practice is coming back into fashion, but instead o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/05/heres-my-calling-emailing-aiming-twittering-card/




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