Archive for August 18th, 2009

Threadcakes Contest Entry Video

If you wondered how people actually made some of the cakes in the Threadcakes contest, previously featured on Neatorama, then you'll love this time-lapse video of a Threadless tee shirt being made into a cake. The pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/18/threadcakes-contest-entry-video/

Michael Jackson Etch-A-Sketch

If you love MJ and kid's toys, then you're certain to love this great Etch-A-Sketch artwork of him created by artist George Vlosich III. It took over 150 hours to complete. Now that's some dedicated etching. He also...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/18/michael-jackson-etch-a-sketch/

Scientists Create Fake DNA

A laboratory at Nucleix, a life-sciences company, was able to manufacture DNA that would be accurate enough to pass forensic scrutiny: "You can just engineer a crime scene," Nucleix founder Dan Frumkin told The Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/18/scientists-create-fake-dna/

The World's Largest Water Pump

This summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction on a barrier and pumping station designed to protect New Orleans from flooding. The pump will be capable of moving 150,000 gallons per second: ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/18/the-worlds-largest-water-pump/

The Umbrella Shoulder Holder

Although it's not as stylish as the UFO Cap Umbrella, the Umbrella Shoulder Holder lets you keep both hands available. Just plug your umbrella into one end and wrap it around your shoulder. Link (in Japanese) via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/18/the-umbrella-shoulder-holder/

Researchers Break Pi Calculation Record

Researchers at the University of Tsukuba in Japan have broken the record for the number of calculated digits of the constant pi: The T2K Tsukuba System is a 640-computer cluster with a processing speed of 95 t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/18/researchers-break-pi-calculation-record/

World's Largest Aircraft Breaks Airlift Record

The Soviet-designed An-225 -- the world's largest operational aircraft -- was originally designed to transport the USSR's space shuttle. That program is long gone, but one An-225 just broke the world record for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/18/worlds-largest-aircraft-breaks-airlift-record/

Vortex Smoke Ring Collision

What happens when two smoke rings of equal size and different colors meet head on? It's almost like art! http://technology.todaysbigthing.com/2009/08/04 -via Metafilter You'll find a discu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/18/vortex-smoke-ring-collision/

The Preamble in License Plates

The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States rendered in personalized license plates from each of the 50 states.  Created by conceptual artist Mike Wilkins in 1987, the installation now resides in the Smi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/18/the-preamble-in-license-plates/

Unusual And Marvelous Maps

I love looking at ancient maps. Even those that are relatively correct feature fantastic artwork in the spaces that would otherwise have no information. But some of those extra decorations had a purpose. The richl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/18/unusual-and-marvelous-maps/
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