Archive for February 4th, 2009

You Can Choose Hubble’s Next Target

As part of the International Year of Astronomy, the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s telescopic observations, you get to decide where to point the Hubble next.“Hubble’s Next Discovery – Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/you-can-choose-hubbles-next-target/

Award Winning Short Film "Shadows"

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If7jdSYh_Mc][YouTube - Link]Check out this award winning short film (it's only 3 minutes long). It's a nice shoutout to the gothic horror films of the 20s and 30s. Simple but effec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/award-winning-short-film-shadows/

Plastic Could Make House Lights Obsolete

Could flexible organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, be the future of lighting? Don’t worry; I don’t understand that sentence either. Keep reading for a jargon-free explanation. On General Electric&rsq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/plastic-could-make-house-lights-obsolete/

FreeRice.com

Many of you have heard the phrase “Knowledge is Power,” but what about “Knowledge is Philanthropy?” At freerice.com, your intellect and breadth of vocabulary allow you just that, the opportunity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/freericecom/

Scab Bandages

When you need a bandage your options are rather limited - the traditional boring old band-aid or some embarrassing cartoon character-endorsed variation. Sometimes you just want something a little different and what can b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/scab-bandages/

Samsung Touchscreen Vending Machine

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q19uhAjtuk0][YouTube - Link]Samsung debuted these touch screen vending machines at CES. The machine features a large screen that shows animations and interactive menus and is also...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/samsung-touchscreen-vending-machine/

Praying for Patient May Cost Nurse Her Job

Caroline Petrie is a nurse who carry out home visits to sick and elderly patients. One day, she offered to pray for the recovery of a sick woman ... and now she may lose her job because of it!Mrs Petrie, 45, is a com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/praying-for-patient-may-cost-nurse-her-job/

Do Your Kids Need Vitamins?

It's always a good idea to give your kids vitamins, right?Well, according to a new study by pediatrician Dr. Ulfat Shaikh at UC Davis School of Medicine, health doesn't have much to do with why kids take vitamins ... but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/do-your-kids-need-vitamins/

Think All Graffiti Taggers Are Poor and Underprivileged Youths? Think Again!

Think that those urban graffiti are all left by poor, underprivipeged taggers or teenagers led astray by gangs? Think again: the Los Angeles County sheriff just arrested tagging crews who are surprisingly rich:Los An...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/think-all-graffiti-taggers-are-poor-and-underprivileged-youths-think-again/

Riding Britain's Biggest Runaway Snowball

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC0twcvcAnY][YouTube - Link]When some people decide to roll a large snowball down a hill in Hampstead Heath park in London, do you: a) Jump out of the path of a giant runaway sn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/riding-britains-biggest-runaway-snowball/

Hip-Hop Explained

No, not "Hip-Hop Explained to Grandma" (though that would be very interesting) but more like the difference between sub-genres of rap,  like why the Dirty South sounds nothing like East Coast or West Coast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/hip-hop-explained/

Slum Art in Kibera, Kenya

French street artist JR has just completed an art project in the slums of Kibera, Kenya, where he covered the rooftops of homes with a material printed with the pictures of eyes of the women who live in them. The art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/slum-art-in-kibera-kenya/

Denny's Slammed by Breakfast Promotion

Denny's restaurants across America were jammed yesterday with customers seeking to take advantage of a promotion advertised during this past weekend's Super Bowl game.  The promotion promised a free Grand Sl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/dennys-slammed-by-breakfast-promotion/

Cash4Gold: Is It For Real?

Times are tough, and money is spread pretty thin, so you probably want to sell some of your stuff. If you decide to sell your gold jewelry to Cash4Gold, who has been running a lot of late-night TV and radio ads, read thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/cash4gold-is-it-for-real/

The Making of the World's Most Amazing Pop-Up Books

Online magazine Babble has a neat look at inside the studio of Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, who are single-handedly (okay, with four hands) are making pop-up books cool again. Here's the interview with Babble's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/the-making-of-the-worlds-most-amazing-pop-up-books/

Alien Life On A Speaker

As kids, we've all played with corn starch and water and found the effects to be fun. Whatch what happens when it's added onto a speaker. Enjoy! Via - LiveLeak speaker, Corn starch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/alien-life-on-a-speaker/

A Condensed History of Stop-Motion Animation

With "Nightmare Before Christmas" director Henry Selick's new film Coraline opening this weekend, SlashFilm's Kevin Kelly atkes a retrospective look back at the history of stop-motion animation, a discipline th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/a-condensed-history-of-stop-motion-animation/

Trash or Treasure: the Art of Tech Waste

You just love buying the latest technologies, right? Can't stand to sit without the coolest and newest gadget. But wait ... where did your old one go? There are graveyards for these kinds of things, believe it or not, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/trash-or-treasure-the-art-of-tech-waste/

Australian Heat Brings Koalas Closer To Home

Global warming has an upside!“It has been so hot in South Australia for over a week…40+ degrees Celsius everyday – 104 F, very dry also. These are the photos of a little Koala that just walked into the back p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/australian-heat-brings-koalas-closer-to-home/

The Smallest House In The World

Jay Shafer is the creator and resident of the smallest house in the world, which he has proudly named Tumbleweed. Jay is an artist and architect who lives in his home in San Francisco.  He sells plans for and builds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/the-smallest-house-in-the-world/

Wall-E Life-Sized Cake

This is a amazing cake of Wall-E holding a fire extinguisher made by Edward and Antoni Frys of European Cake Gallery. This life-sized cake of Wall-E is very well detailed, even the B&L logo is very realistic as the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/wall-e-life-sized-cake/

If Movies were retro Books...

Insane artwork, a real master of the genre of dime-store novel cover art from the 1960's ... combined with the movies we've all seen... These book covers are funny, and original.LinkFrom the Upcoming ueue, submitted by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/if-movies-were-retro-books/

Grand Alphabet Amusant

Bibliodyssey has beautiful scans from the book 'Grand Alphabet Amusant' by E Morel, published in France in 1890. Some of the scenes picked to illustrate letters may make you scratch your head! Link -via Everlasting Blo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/grand-alphabet-amusant/

Robot Art

Dark Roasted Blend has a roundup of art robots and ray guns made of anything and everything. These are just adorable! This little guy was created by Mike Rivamonte; the post features robots from ten different artists....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/robot-art/

1:42:08, a Student Film by George Lucas

[YouTube - Link] Ever wonder what some of the big-name Hollywood directors' pre-fame student and short films were like? Long before Star Wars or even THX-1138 George Lucas was an ordinary USC film...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/14208/

Star Wars: A Musical Journey Set to Launch

If there's one thing Star Wars fans and non-fans can agree on its' that the music for each film, composed and conducted by John Williams, is simply outstanding. The familiar tunes have transcended time to become some of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/star-wars-a-musical-journey-set-to-launch/

Tweeting the Super Bowl

Check out this neat interactive graphic of Twitter chatter during the Super Bowl. You can move the slider to see what people were tweeting during each minute of the game. Mouseover to find out what part of the country...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/tweeting-the-super-bowl/

The Forgotten Subway

The tunnel under Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn was New York's first subway tunnel. It was built in 1844, then abandoned in the late 1850s. For over a hundred years, the tunnel seemed to be only a rumor, until an teenage ur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/04/the-forgotten-subway/
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