Archive for August 23rd, 2008

Real-Life Application of Nanotechnology: How it Helps You Shave Better

Quick: what do you think of when you hear the word "nanotechnology"? High tech robots crawling through your bloodstream battling cancer cells? Well - that may be coming in the future, but nanotech is actually h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/23/real-life-application-of-nanotechnology-how-it-helps-you-shave-better/

Things to do with Coffee Grounds After Brewing Coffee

What do you do with the coffee grounds after brewing coffee? Most of us throw them in the trash, but Life Hackery blog writes that they're actually worth keeping for other things. For example:Fridge Deodorize...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/23/things-to-do-with-coffee-grounds-after-brewing-coffee/

Best Treehouse Ever!

Something worth doing is worth doing well is probably Steve Norris' life motto. The Ontario, Canada, father of two decided that his children's treehouse would be the best treehouse EVAR!Here's what he did:It's equipp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/23/best-treehouse-ever/

The "Bloop" and Other Mysterious Sounds of the Earth

Noise Addict blog has a neat post about some of the strangest and most mysterious sounds from the Earth (some with audio clips). Like this one, nicknamed "The Bloop," for instance:At various times during th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/23/the-bloop-and-other-mysterious-sounds-of-the-earth/

Welcome, Rich White Oligarchs!

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart put up this cheeky billboard to welcome those "rich, white oligarchs" attending the Republican National Convention in the Twin Cities! Found at east-lake.net...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/23/welcome-rich-white-oligarchs/

Thief Stole (and Kept) Thousands of Bicycles

I can easily imagine a thief stealing and then selling a stolen bike. Or a dozen bikes. But 2,396 stolen bikes? Here's the strange story of Igor Kenk, who single-handedly made Toronto the bike capital of North America:*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/23/thief-stole-and-kept-thousands-of-bicycles/

Fleshmap "Listen": Body Parts in Music

What body parts do artists of various music genre most often sing about? As part of their Fleshmap art project, Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg looked at the data from rock to jazz to hip-hop to find what bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/23/fleshmap-listen-body-parts-in-music/

Rotating Grid Optical Illusion

This is pretty trippy: David OReilly found that a large grid rotating at a certain speed will appear to group itself into smaller grids, rotating independently.It appears the persistence of vision effect overrides ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/23/rotating-grid-optical-illusion/






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