Archive for November 12th, 2009

The Perfect Coffee Cup

Using a new, high-tech material, German scientists Klaus Sedlbauer and Herbert Sinnesbichler have developed a coffee cup that will keep your drink at the optimum temperature for drinking. Phase change material (PCM) wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/the-perfect-coffee/

Furry Logic: Don't Worry by Jane Seabrook and Ashleigh Brilliant

I'm a big fan of Ashleigh Brilliant's witty Pot-Shot series of epigrams, so I'm pleasantly surprised to learn that New Zealand artist Jane Seabrook of Furry Logic Books (published by Ten Speed Press) has created the perf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/furry-logic-dont-worry-by-jane-seabrook-and-ashleigh-brilliant/

Human Embryos With Three Parents

British medical researchers are working on growing human embryos that would have three parents: the father's sperm, the mother's egg nucleus, and another mother's egg cytoplasm. In The Daily Telegraph, Richard...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/human-embryos-with-three-parents/

LED Dress

Photo: J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry The Galaxy Dress is composed of 24,000 LEDs, each measuring two by two millimeters, attached to four layers of chiffon and forty layers of crinoline. The whole thing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/led-dress/

Bacon Squeezins and Other Funny Water Bottles

(L) Mr. Tap Water Bottle (R) Bacon Squeezins Water Bottle - $11.95(L) Banana Juice Water Bottle (R) Pickle Brine Water Bottle - $11.95Being environmentally friendly doesn't mean that you have to lug around ugly water bot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/bacon-squeezins-and-other-funny-water-bottles/

Medical Researchers Working on Regrowing Breast Tissue after Mastectomy

Scientists at the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery in Melbourne, Australia, are developing an implantable device that they hope will regenerate lost breast tissue. In The Daily Telegraph, Bonnie Malkin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/medical-researchers-working-on-regrowing-breast-tissue-after-mastectomy/

Patriotic Muggers Return Soldier's Wallet

You've got to hand it to Wisconsin's muggers. They may be criminals, but darn it, they're patriotic criminals!A Milwaukee Army reservist's military identification earned him some street cred Tuesday, when he says fou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/patriotic-muggers-return-soldiers-wallet/

Big in Japan? You're Breaking the Law!

Are you fat? Be thankful that you're in the United States. If you were in Japan, you'd be breaking the law:In Japan, being thin isn’t just the price you pay for fashion or social acceptance. It’s the law....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/big-in-japan-youre-breaking-the-law/

Hammered Guy Hammered 8-Inch Nail Into Own Skull

Someone tell Lin Ma that being hammered doesn't mean that he should literally hammer his own skull:Hard-headed husband Lin Ma hammered a nail into his own skull after a bust up with his wife over his boozing.*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/hammered-guy-hammered-8-inch-nail-into-own-skull/

Bomb-Sniffing Dog Returns After Being Lost in Afghanistan for 14 Months

You can't keep a good bomb-sniffing dog down. Sabi, a sniffer dog that got lost when an Australian unit was ambushed in Afghanistan 14 months ago, has been found:The black labrador bitch was with a joint Australian-A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/bomb-sniffing-dog-returns-after-being-lost-in-afghanistan-for-14-months/

Should Chocolate Milk Be Banned?

A food fight is brewing in the school cafeteria, and this time, it's promises to be much nastier than the one that got those kids jailed:The milk industry clearly doesn't want chocolate milk to go the way of the soda...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/should-chocolate-milk-be-banned/

When The Going Gets Tough, ... The Middle Class Goes Shoplifting!

A new survey by the Centre for Retail Research revealed that shopping shoplifting has increased at an astonishing rate:They found that shoplifting in Britain has increased in the past year by nearly 20 per cent to al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/when-the-going-gets-tough-the-middle-class-goes-shoplifting/

Beautiful Dancers on the Town

Photographer Richard Calmes takes glorious pictures of professional dancers in flight. This photograph (which took many attempts to achieve the result) is from the gallery entitled Beautiful Dancers on the Town. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/beautiful-dancers-on-the-town/

Epic Marriage Proposal

(YouTube link) Over a few years and several blogs I have posted quite a few imaginative marriage proposals, but this is by far the most elaborate proposal I have ever encountered. Steve posted the story at the YouTu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/epic-marriage-proposal/

Electric Didgeridoo

(YouTube Link) Kyle Evans created a electric didgeridoo that can be performed wirelessly through a bluetooth transmission to his computer: I created this instrument to experiment in the combination of the org...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/electric-didgeridoo/

The Shrinky Dink Solution

Remember Shrinky Dinks?  Michelle Khine sure does, and has implemented the decorative toys into her research project at UC Irvine. She was experimenting with tiny liquid-filled channels in hopes of devising chip-based...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/the-shrinky-dink-solution/

Fist Hammer

Photo: Martus & SilvioWith this fist warhammer, you'll be the talk of any LARP session that you attend. The design studio Martus & Silvio in Grand Rapids, Michigan made this fist-styled, three foot long, cast iron hamme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/fist-hammer/

223 Names Tattooed for Remembrance

Former British soldier Shaun Clark spent over four hours in a tattoo parlor yesterday, celebrating Remembrance Day by having the names of all 223 British soldiers who died in Afghanistan tattooed on his body. He sai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/223-names-tattooed-for-remembrance/

Alfie the Canine Arsonist

A hungry dog in Llanfairfechan, Wales set fire to a home and caused £6,000 in damage. Paul Gregson, his wife, and two sons escaped the burning house just after midnight Tuesday. John Morgan, of North Wales Fire and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/alfie-the-canine-arsonist/

What Is It? Game 115

This week's collaboration with the What is it? Blog brings us this unusual scale. It has a very specific function - can you guess what it is used to weigh?Place your guess in the comment section. One gue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/what-is-it-game-115/

Is Your Man a Cheapskate? Blame Testosterone!

Why are men so cheap? Blame testosterone:"Our broad conclusion is that testosterone causes men essentially to be stingy," says Karen Redwine, a neuro-economist at Whittier College in California [...] To mak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/is-your-man-a-cheapskate-blame-testosterone/

The Politically Correct Humpty Dumpty

Think that the ending of Humpty Dumpty is too harsh for little children? Change it! That's what the BBC's CBeebies programme Something Special did: Instead of being unable to 'put Humpty together again', the new vers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/the-politically-correct-humpty-dumpty/

A Beautiful Camel Bladder Vase

Probably the nicest one you will see all day. This one, from Multan, Pakistan, was crafted in the mid-19th century and currently resides in the collections of the Museum of Leathercraft in Northampton, U.K. Of note,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/a-beautiful-camel-bladder-vase/

Vatican: Aliens May Be Free From Original Sin

Earlier this year the Vatican issued a statement acknowledging that Darwin's theory of evolution was compatible with Christian theology.  Now the Vatican's chief astronomer has postulated that extraterrestrial life is p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/12/vatican-aliens-may-be-free-from-original-sin/




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