Archive for September 10th, 2009

Airless Tires for Military Vehicles

Photo: Resilient Technologies Pneumatic tires take a lot of abuse in combat, which is why Resilient Technologies is trying to develop an airless tire. Because they can't be punctured, vehicles equipped with such tire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/10/airless-tires-for-military-vehicles/

Using Bacteria To Render Radioactive Materials Inert

Biochemistry professor Judy Walls of the University of Missouri is working on ways to use sulfate-reducing bacteria to render radioactive metals harmless. This, she hopes, would provide a cheaper alternative to conventi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/10/using-bacteria-to-render-radioactive-materials-inert/

Backpacking Kitty

[YouTube - Link] Hey, Neatoramanauts I'm back from my little hiatus with my family and I've got a fascinating video about a little cat named "Kitty" and its owners Laetitia and Guillaume backpacking from Miami to Ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/10/backpacking-kitty/

Unlikely (We Hope!) Video Game Peripherals

Image:Kent Smith, Gizmodo Gizmodo held a photoshop contest for video game peripherals that will probably never be developed. Above is the...uh, animal husbandry Nintendo Wii controller by Kent Smith, which took 3rd p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/10/unlikely-we-hope-video-game-peripherals/

Psychologist Says: Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber

Or to be more precise, Dr. Tracy Alloway of the University of Stirling in Scotland says that in a study, Facebook users showed increased working memory, whereas Twitter users showed decreased working memory. She conclud...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/10/psychologist-says-facebook-makes-you-smarter-twitter-makes-you-dumber/

Beethoven's 5th Completely Visualized

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRgXUFnfKIY] Hit Play or go to Link. Here's a hypnotizingly apt way of visualizing music.  There's a bunch of these on You Tube, but Beethoven's 5th is decidedly the best.  If...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/10/beethovens-5th-completely-visualized/

Pigeon vs ISP

[caption id="attachment_26142" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="carrier pigeon painting by Christina Lovering"][/caption] Who's faster at transferring data: a carrier pigeon or an internet service provider in So...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/10/httpwww-reuters-comarticleoddlyenoughnewsidustre5885pm20090909/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Daily Telegraph Writer Seriously Roughed-up by a Lion The lion was just playing - or maybe just tasting - but I don't think it was the lion en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/10/videosift-clips-of-the-week-37/

Man finds picture of mother in shoe box

Reg Barker, a teaching assistant from the U.K., purchased a tattered shoe box filled with hundreds of old postcards.  He was drawn towards one that showed a crowd celebrating Victory in Europe Day, May 8, 1945. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/10/man-finds-picture-of-mother-in-shoe-box/

Servant Until Death

Shaun Usher of deputy dog has a new blog called Letters of Note which shares classic correspondence of all kinds. One that stands out is from a slave named Vilet Lester to a member of her former owner’s family, written...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/10/servant-until-death/

MagazineArt

MagazineArt is an extensive collection of magazine cover art from the 19th and 20th centuries, featuring hundreds of different publications. You could spend hours browsing the archives here! Shown is the January 1924...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/10/magazineart/

Mysterious Code on an Ancient Cup

Archaeologists in Jerusalem have found a 2,000-year-old stone cup. The leader of the excavation team Shimon Gibson of the University of North Carolina says this kind of cup was common in Jewish households of the time, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/10/mysterious-code-on-an-ancient-cup/

Companies Renamed To Hide From Bad Reputations

We’ve all seen company name changes like Cingular to AT&T and WWF to WWE. Sometimes these changes are funny, like how Radio Shack wants to become “The Shack.” Sometimes though, the company makes the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/10/companies-renamed-to-hide-from-bad-reputations/






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