Archive for July 16th, 2009

Huge Blob of Arctic Goo

A mysterious mass of black goo has been observed oozing through the Chucki sea off the coast of Alaska. It was first observed neat Wainwright and moved toward Barrow, where samples were collected for testing. Nobody...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/huge-blob-of-arctic-goo/

8 Moon Landing Myths Busted

National Geographic takes on conspiracy theorists over the Apollo moon landing. Each accusation is countered by spaceflight historian Roger Launius of the Smithsonian Institution or astronomer Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/8-moon-landing-myths-busted/

Amazing Shadow Art

Artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster have taken piles of trash and turned them into interesting abstract artworks depicting people or animals. The piece above is called White Trash (With Gulls), it is comprised...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/amazing-shadow-art/

Flip-Top Zombie Shirt

A promotional shirt for Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles. Looks like an ordinary and rather plain t-shirt, right? But flip over the front and pull it over your head.... And you're wearing a zombie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/flip-top-zombie-shirt/

Baby Tapir Naming Competition

Ever wonder where the zoo critters get their names? Well, most of them are named by the keepers, but if you've ever wanted to name one yourself, particularly the baby tapir shown above, here's your chance. The Belfas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/baby-tapir-naming-competition/

450 Powerful Pictures from Chernobyl

Swiss decay photographer Timm Suess just published a travel journal through the Chernobyl zone of exclusion. The whole collection includes 450 powerful HDR images, all Creative Commons-licensed. Videos and sounds too.L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/450-powerful-pictures-from-chernobyl/

How Do You Spell Pittsburgh?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fTYzoSDAS4][YouTube - Link]The Grant Building, one of the downtown skyscrapers in Pittsburgh has an aviation beacon that instead of flashing at regular intervals, was set up to fl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/how-do-you-spell-pittsburgh/

Baby Goose With A Leg Brace

This little guy was found with a broken leg, but vets couldn't convince themselves to put it down, so instead they gave it a bionic leg made with steel pins, nuts and bolts so she could start walking around on her ow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/baby-goose-with-a-leg-brace/

Terminator Tazed in Nevada

They don't make robotic destroyers from the future like they used to.  Or perhaps I should say, they won't build them like the used or, or will do better in the future than they had done in the more recent future.  Any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/terminator-tazed-in-nevada/

The Mechanical Art of Andrew Chase

Andew Chase is a photographer who creates mechanical sculptures of animals and photographs them in different poses. This cheetah is his latest creation in preparation for his photo book Trionic Morphatractable En...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/the-mechanical-art-of-andrew-chase/

Niagara Falls in Motion

Niagara Falls in Motion is a wonderful time-lapse photography, shot over 3 nights in by Matthew Wartman (the video clip is made even more wonderful with The Winner Is, music by Mychael Danna and DeVotchKa)Matthe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/niagara-falls-in-motion/

Scientists Find Way to Mass Produce Human Skin

This development from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Science Institute in Germany has made the creation of human skin much cheaper: The basic skin production system, which Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft hopes to start selli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/scientists-find-way-to-mass-produce-human-skin/

Longest Insect Migration: 11,000 Miles From the Maldives to Africa and Back!

Biologist Charles Anderson has uncovered what he believes to be the longest migration route of any insect in the world. He plotted the appearance of the dragonflies known as globe skimmers in the Maldives and deduced tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/longest-insect-migration-11000-miles-from-the-maldives-to-africa-and-back/

The Past is Alive in Time Capsules

Time capsules have been used for centuries in one form or another - to hide the tombs of Egyptian Kings and to keep histories past living on. One of the most celebrated time capsules is the Crypt of Civilization at O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/the-past-is-alive-in-time-capsules/

Gibbon Uses Slamming Door In Her Singing

Tool use in apes is not unheard of, but this gibbon has taken it to a whole new level by enhancing her singing with the sound of an enclosure door slamming:Each time her song reached its natural climax, the gibbon sl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/gibbon-uses-slamming-door-in-her-singing/

Reflections in a Sliver of the Moon

A rock named Blue Genesis was brought back from the moon by Apollo 16, the final moon mission, in 1972. Moon rocks remain rare and precious for that a single reason - because we never went back for more.The astronaut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/reflections-in-a-sliver-of-the-moon/

New Independent Watches from Tokyoflash are GORGEOUS!

As you all know, I'm a big fan of Tokyoflash and their nigh-unreadable watches (unless you're a major geek and can count in binary in your sleep, of course). So it's with great pleasure for me to tell you that Tokyoflash...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/new-independent-watches-from-tokyoflash-are-gorgeous/

Popularity of Famous Musicians in Social Media

Rapleaf, a company that specializes in analyzing trends in social media, has an interesting study on the popularity of four artists, namely The Beatles, Elvis, Madonna, and Michael Jackson, across major social networks....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/popularity-of-famous-musicians-in-social-media/

Kuroshio Sea, The Second Largest Aquarium Tank in the World

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7deClndzQw][YouTube - Link]This awesome tank is found at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan. The main tank called the 'Kuroshio Sea' holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/kuroshio-sea-the-second-largest-aquarium-tank-in-the-world/

Weapons from Cult Movies

There are forty weapons from forty cult films in this poster. Can you identify what movie each one came from? If so, you can win a contest. But save yourself from eye strain and view a larger version at the link....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/weapons-from-cult-movies/

A New Land Speed Record for Wind-Powered Vehicles

The 1,323-pound Greenbird windcraft broke a land-speed record: The wind may be restless, but the fastest air-powered ground vehicle is surprisingly steady as it sails over the dusty ground. Called Greenbird, i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/a-new-land-speed-record-for-wind-powered-vehicles/

The Largest Book in the World

The largest book in the world is a photo collection entitled Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Kingdom. It measures five feet wide by seven feet long, weighs 133 pounds, and is 122 pages long. It was wri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/the-largest-book-in-the-world/

Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot

Robotic Technology is developing a robot called EATR, which stands for Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot. It's more than just an acronym. The machine will be able to go on long range and long distance missions and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/energetically-autonomous-tactical-robot/

Apollo 11 in Pictures

40 years ago today, Apollo 11 lifted off from Cape Canaveral. The Big Picture celebrates with a collection of large images of the mission. This photograph was taken by astronaut Michael Collins as the Eagle approached...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/apollo-11-in-pictures/

Giant Clawed Dinosaur Found

Scientists have announced the discovery of a giant dinosaur in Utah. The fossil skeleton belonged to Nothronychus graffami, which stood 13 feet tall and had claws nine inches long! Its skeleton, described...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/giant-clawed-dinosaur-found/

What Is It? Game 105

This week's collaboration with the What is it? Blog brings us this strange tool above - can you guess what it is for? Place your guess in the comment section. No prize this week, so you're playing for fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/what-is-it-game-105/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Hand vs. Liquid Nitrogen and the Leidenfrost Effect "I stick my hand (momentarily) directly into liquid nitrogen but don't suffer any injuries...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/videosift-clips-of-the-week-32/

Seven College Pranks

You know all about student pranks – greased pigs in the cafeteria, cows being led upstairs, all of that juvenile stuff.  Maybe you’ve even heard about the more complicated college stunts – when M.I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/seven-college-pranks/

Why Dogs Bark So Much

Why do dogs bark so much? Evolutionary biologist Kathryn Lord thinks the answer has got something to do with trash dumps and scaring away intruders:“What we’re saying is that the domestic dog does not hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/why-dogs-bark-so-much/

Aurora Photography by Dennis C. Anderson

Auroras or the Northern Lights are in my bucket list - I know that they are caused by the collision of solar wind with the Earth's magnetic field but I can't help to feel that these phenomenons are but a small display of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/16/aurora-photography-by-dennis-c-anderson/




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