Archive for November 15th, 2009

2009's Best in Children's Book Illustrations

Illustration by Shaun Tan The Book Review has an annual roundup of the best in children's books from an illustrative point.  Books for kids are crucial for learning the language, and if you can lure them in with outs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/15/2009s-best-in-childrens-book-illustrations/

Robot Baseball

A couple of weeks ago I posted about the robot that plays volleyball.  Add this to the growing list of sporting droids: a robot that can pitch a fastball to another machine that can hit (although that looks like an easy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/15/robot-baseball/

Why Are Eggs Harder to Peel?

There is some evidence that peeling a hard-boiled egg is not as easy as it was a couple of decades ago. The reason why might surprise you -older eggs are easier to peel, and the eggs we eat are fresher than ever! As an e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/15/why-are-eggs-harder-to-peel/

Fiat Lux

Fiat Lux is a lamp with a switch that hovers underneath -no strings attached! The ball-shaped switch is magnetic, and rests on the lamp when not in use. When you approach the lamp, it turns itself on. Then you "hang"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/15/fiat-lux/

Snail Named After Crocodile Hunter

A tree snail found in the tropical forest near Cairns, Australia has been named after the late Steve Irwin. Dr. John Stanisic of the Queensland Museum named it Crikey steveirwini. The scientist described Cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/15/snail-named-after-crocodile-hunter/

World Record BASE Jump

(video link) National Geographic's Adventure Magazine named ten people as Adventurers of the Year, and invite you to rate each of them to help them determine the readers' choice top adventurer. One of the profiles f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/15/world-record-base-jump/

Sort By Magic

SwissMiss discovers that Google Reader offers several sorting options, including this one: books, weird, Technology...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/15/sort-by-magic/

Limericks for Naughty Children

I've started a new project on flickr called Limericks for Naughty Children. Here's a sample, and here's the full set. I'm having a bit too much fun making them.LinkFrom the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Ape Lad.A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/15/limericks-for-naughty-children/

How NatGeo Photographer Paul Nicklen Got "Adopted" By a Deadly Antarctica Predator

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen is one lucky man. Not only did he get to swim and take photos of a 12-foot leopard seal in the Antarctic (and didn't get eaten), he was actually "adopted" by it! *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/15/how-natgeo-photog-paul-nicklen-got-adopted-by-a-deadly-antarctica-predator/

Origins of Life

Hulu, which I understand is not available to the whole world (apologies), has a great video by Gerald Calderon.  It's quite possibly the best explanation of the origin of life ever presented on film.  The art direction...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/15/origins-of-life/
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