Archive for September 16th, 2009

Are You A Nerd, Dork, Geek or Dweeb?

Recognizing the subtle differences between these similar titles can be confusing sometimes. Fortunately, this chart is here to help you understand which group you fit into. Link Via Laughing SquidFunny, silly, cha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/16/are-you-a-nerd-dork-geek-or-dweeb/

Solar Panels That Don't Need Direct Sunlight to Produce Electricity

A company called GreenSun Energy is developing solar panels that absorb particular parts of the light spectrum available even when the sun is not shining directly at them: They say the key is the bright colors in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/16/solar-panels-that-dont-need-direct-sunlight-to-produce-electricity/

Jupiter's Temporary Moons

Sarah Zielinski writes in The Smithsonian that Jupiter, as the largest planet in our solar system, occasionally pulls comets into its orbit. Sometimes, as with comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994 (pictured), Jupiter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/16/jupiters-temporary-moons/

10 Bizarre and Unique Playgrounds From Around the World

The blog Funster Mental Floss has pictures of ten amazing playgrounds from around the world. Pictured above is the St. Kilda Adventure Playground in Port Philip, Australia. It covers four hectares of land...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/16/10-bizarre-and-unique-playgrounds-from-around-the-world/

Stills

Not Coming To A Theater Near You is a film review website that assumes a bias towards older, often unpopular, and sometimes unknown films that merit a second look. A new offshoot of that site is Stills, where one scre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/16/stills/

The Light Artwork of Jorge Orta

Photo: Jorge Orta, Studio Orta Jorge Orta is a Paris-based Argentine artist noted for his work with PAE light cannons, which he uses to project images onto mountains or large buildings. The image above was projected...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/16/the-light-artwork-of-jorge-orta/

My Little Pony: The Superhero Mods

(L) Rogue by Mari Kasurinen (R) Galactus and the tiny Silver Surfer by Jodi K. MoisanWe've featured the customized My Little Ponies before on Neatorama, but Laura Hudson of Comics Alliance has a compilation post that is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/16/my-little-pony-the-superhero-mods/

Nearness

Holy Moley, it’s a wireless Rube Goldberg contraption. Nearness, a video by Jack Schulze and Timo Arnall uses RFID chips to activate each step. The film Nearness explores interacting without touching. With RFID it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/16/nearness/

Legendary Man-eating Bird

The native Maori of New Zealand tell of a giant man-eating bird called Te Hokioi. Now scientists have identified a real bird that fits the description. Haast’s Eagle has been extinct for only 500 years, and ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/16/legendary-man-eating-bird/

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1951) Trailer

(YouTube link) YouTube member whoiseyevan, the creator of Ghost Busters 1954 puts together a trailer for the 1951 version of Raiders of the Lost Ark, featuring Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, and Pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/16/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-1951-trailer/

Keeping a Promise

It takes a true friend to wear a dress to a funeral -if you’re a man. Barry Delaney of Dundee, Scotland wore a lime green minidress to the funeral of a soldier killed in Afghanistan to fulfill a pact the two had made....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/16/keeping-a-promise/

Neatorama Facts: Pirates of the Caribbean

Photo: Ack Ook [Flickr] Yo ho ho and 66 animatronic pirates! The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is one of my favorite Disneyland rides. And apparently, I'm not alone in thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/16/neatorama-facts-pirates-of-the-caribbean/






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