Archive for February 21st, 2009

Academy Award Food Puns

Serious Eats has a suggested menu for Sunday night's Oscar ceremonies that relies on the names of nominated movies and stars. Here's a sample: Frosted Flakes/Nixon The Curious Case of Benjamin Mutton Flan Torino...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/21/academy-award-food-puns/

Otter-cam

Wildlife photographer Enrique Aguirre was on a boat piloted by Captain Yohn Gideon with other photojournalists when they spotted an otter in the water with something odd in its paws ..."I was like, did I actually see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/21/otter-cam/

Spinalistips: Life Tips for People With Spinal Cord Injuries

This is a really awesome site for people with spinal cord injuries, just different things to make life a little easier and more normal. It's kinda like an Instructables-style Swedish site run by a couple of occupati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/21/spinalistips-life-tips-for-people-with-spinal-cord-injuries/

Disneyfied China

The Harbin Winter Festival, one of the oldest winter festivals in China, used to be a frozen wonderland of indigenous charms:  a Qing dynasty ice palace, snow dragons, the Forbidden City sculpted in snow. But thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/21/disneyfied-china/

Rise of the Rat-Brained Robots!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-0eZytv6Qk][YouTube - Link]Mark Hammond and colleagues at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom have found a way to control a robot with rat neurons. Watch this sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/21/rise-of-the-rat-brained-robots/

How Old Is Your Brain?

How old is your brain? This fun little Flash Game will calculate it for you! A year or two ago I remember seeing a video that showed how chimps have better memories than people, and a similar game to this one was used...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/21/how-old-is-your-brain/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Black Hole Destroying a Star What happens when a star is caught in a black hole's gravitational...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/21/videosift-clips-of-the-week-20/

Solar Batteries

Inventor Knut Karlsen has designed batteries that recharge themselves when they are exposed to sunlight; no electric power source is required! Karlsen’s SunCat batteries circumvent chargers completely by integ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/21/solar-batteries/

R.I.P. Socks

Socks, the White House Cat from 1993 to 2001, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Socks became Chelsea Clinton's cat in 1991 and moved from Little Rock, Arkansas to Washington with the family in 1993. He remained at the Wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/21/rip-socks/

Bear Shaped Sleeping Bag

Getting mauled has never been so fun! This bear-shaped sleeping bag designed by Eiko Ishizawa is, let's face it, odd. But if you're forced to curl into a sleeping bag and catch some Z's in the great outdoors, why not m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/21/bear-shaped-sleeping-bag/

Skinless Skin-Tight Cycling Suit

Cycling suits are usually pretty skin-tight, but what happens when you remove the skin? Tomek Pietek created this anatomical cycling suit that's equal parts gross and neat. The elastic suit shows off what a person has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/21/skinless-skin-tight-cycling-suit/




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