Archive for December 29th, 2009

All You Need is Love

(YouTube link) Starbucks launched their campaign against AIDS in Africa by putting together singers from 156 countries in one video performing The Beatles' song All You Need is Love. http://www.starbucksloveproject....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/29/all-you-need-is-love/

Project Underway: The First 3D Map of the Brain's Connections

The picture above is a 3D image of some of the neural connections in an owl-monkey's brain. The Human Connectome Project of the US National Institutes for Health is currently engaged in a similar, but more ambitious...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/29/the-first-3d-map-of-the-brains-connections/

Flexible Furniture

(YouTube Link) FlexibleLove is the creation of Chishen Chiu, a Taiwanese furniture designer. Its honeycomb structure made from recycled materials allows users to expand, shrink, and reshape it as needed. It's like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/29/flexible-furniture/

Map of the Most Remote Places on Earth

This map by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy is an attempt to demonstrate what areas of the world are comparatively accessible by land and water travel. The cartographers concluded tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/29/map-of-the-most-remote-places-on-earth/

Rabbit

(YouTube Link) Run Wrake made this very strange, yet very intriguing short called "Rabbit."  Like the Dick and Jane books of yesteryear as seen through the eyes of a madman, the style is unique, and the moral of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/29/rabbit/

See-through Goldfish

Japanese researchers have succeeded in developing see through goldfish, whose beating hearts and other organs can be seen through their transluscent skin.  The move to develop see through goldfish (and other animals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/29/see-through-goldfish/

16 Cool Anti-theft Gadgets

An awesome collection of 16 various anti-theft gadgets that will help you keep your personal belongings, food and computer data out of strangers' and thieves' hands. Don't miss the home security paintball turret! Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/29/16-cool-anti-theft-gadgets/

Where'd the Pier 39 Sea Lions Go?

[caption id="attachment_28496" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Image Composite: Left: flickr/wallyg. Right: Twitter/@GarySoup"][/caption] If you've been to the Fisherman's Wharf part of San Francisco in the p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/29/whered-the-pier-39-sea-lions-go/

The Mysteries of Rabies

This article about rabies surprised me a little. See, we know how to prevent rabies, but we have absolutely no idea how to cure it. In fact, we don't even really know how it kills people. Despite (and, perhaps, beca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/29/the-mysteries-of-rabies/

How to Make a Luke Skywalker Tauntaun Costume

Scott Holden finally realized the dream of being Luke Skywalker and the Tauntaun he rides in The Empire Strikes Back. When the time came to unveil the costume for a competition, Scott was injured and ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/29/how-to-make-a-luke-skywalker-tauntaun-costume/

A Sub Shop Made Inside Shipping Containers, Moved By Crane

(Video Link) Construction workers rebuilding the World Trade Center in New York City often have to spend half of their lunch breaks riding elevators up and down to buy lunch. But soon, a sub shop will come to them....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/29/a-sub-shop-made-inside-shipping-containers-moved-by-crane/

The Smartest Kids in the World

Watch videos of ten child prodigies in action, in the fields of medicine, geography, music, business, and of course school subjects like science and math. Shown is Adi Putra Ghani, who gives lectures on business even tho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/29/the-smartest-kids-in-the-world/

The Sound Sculptures of Zimoun

(Video Link) Swiss artist Zimoun builds sound installations that create a unique audiovisual experience. This video is a compilation of many of his projects, including listening to woodworms at work using a microph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/29/the-sound-sculptures-of-zimoun/
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