Archive for December 17th, 2009

Bronze Rubik's Cube

Artist Marshall Astor made a functional Rubik's Cube out of bronze. He describes how the Cube is designed and how this complicated a project that would use plastic parts to move metal pieces. Astor also mused philo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/bronze-rubiks-cube/

Snow Dalek

It's beginning to look a lot like winter in some areas, and run-of-the-mill snowmen are popping up here and there. Bad Astronomer Phil Plait got geekily creative and made a Dalek out of snow! Link -via Geeks Are Sexy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/snow-dalek/

Neatorama Christmas Special: Buckyballs

Hopside Down Beer Bottle in a Glass - $19.95Borrow My Pen - Humorous Pens everyone will want to borrow! - $6.45Road Mice Computer Mouse - shaped like y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/neatorama-christmas-special-buckyballs/

Hyper-Detailed Airplane Models

[caption id="attachment_28334" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="(Photo: George F. Lee, Honolulu Star-Bulletin)"][/caption] Retired dentist Young C. Park used aluminum to create incredibly detailed, realistic m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/hyper-detailed-airplane-models/

Periodic Table of Beer

I'm not sure who is responsible for this chart, especially since there appear to be several versions available online, including a few for purchase. You can view a larger image at the link. If you look at the key i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/periodic-table-of-beer/

Tape Measure Trick

(YouTube link) Just another way I can prove to my kids that I am, in fact, a genius. -via redditmath, parlor trick, tape measure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/tape-measure-trick/

Book 99 Years Overdue Returned to Library

75-year-old Stanley Dudek found a book entitled "Facts I Ought to Know about the Government of My Country" among his mother's possessions when she died in 1998. He didn't know it was a library book at the time. Last year...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/book-99-years-overdue-returned-to-library/

Amazing Mask Changing Skills

[caption id="attachment_28329" align="aligncenter" width="410" caption="Photo: Futurestar Entertainment Group"][/caption] Mask Changing (or Face Changing) is an ancient Chinese tradition in theater, used to indicate a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/amazing-mask-changing-skills/

The Known Universe

(YouTube Link) Take a journey billions of light years away and back home again.  The American Museum of Natural History has this video called The Known Universe that starts near snowy Mt. Everest and, like Powers of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/the-known-universe/

The Polar Bear Song

(YouTube link) Well I'm a polar bear and my name is Bjorn and I've been a polar bear since the day I was born. Welcome to my kingdom and the world that I roam the circumpolar arctic, the place that I call home....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/the-polar-bear-song/

The Physics of Space Battles

We've seen space wars fought in movies and TV shows for almost a hundred years now, but what would a real-life space battle be like? It wouldn't be like the movies, that's for sure! In principle, yes, your enemy cou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/the-physics-of-space-battles/

19 Weird Nativity Sets

Michael Jordan of Urlesque compiled pictures of and links to some of the strangest nativity sets ever made. Some of these have previously been featured on Neatorama, but most will be new to readers. These...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/19-weird-nativity-sets/

Synthetic Blood in Development

Medical researchers have developed artificial blood cells by layering proteins into a molded shell and then dissolving away the mold, leaving functional blood cells 7 microns wide. They hope that these cells can be used...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/synthetic-blood-in-development/

Scientists Map Entire Genetic Code for Two Cancers

Scientists at the International Cancer Genome Consortium assert that they have genetically decoded lung and skin cancer. This will allow the development of drugs that specifically attack cancer at the genetic level beca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/scientists-map-entire-genetic-code-for-cancer/

Pong Prom Lets You Play A Video Game While Dancing

Pong Prom is a video game/art project developed by Ed Keeble modeled on the 1972 video game Pong. Users were special hoodies with display panels on the front. They control the paddles by moving th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/pong-prom-lets-you-play-a-video-game-while-dancing/

What Is It? Game 120

This week's collaboration with the What is it? Blog brings us this strange contraption above - can you guess what it is for?As usual, there are two prizes this week: the first person who comes up with the correct guess a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/what-is-it-game-120/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Insane Canadian Fisherman...eh? These guys have a very interesting method of scouting for fish under the ice. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/videosift-clips-of-the-week-45/

GJ 1214b, the Earthlike Exoplanet

Astronomers are identifying more and more exoplanets, planets that exist in other star systems besides ours. Of the hundreds of exoplanets we know of, the one that most resembles earth is called GJ 1214b. It can be studi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/17/gj-1214b-the-earthlike-exoplanet/
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