Archive for January 11th, 2010

Fun With Slo-Mo Explosions

(YouTube Link) YouTube user jeremiahjw has some compelling slow motion videos of stuff blowing up.  Not buildings or robots, although he does compare himself to Michael Bay.  The focus of his spendid 'splosions is s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/fun-with-slo-mo-explosions/

New Jimi Hendrix Album to Be Released

The Hendrix Estate has announced that March 9th will be the release date for a new album of studio recordings from the late guitar maestro, Jimi Hendrix.  The tapes of sessions, in which the plan was to create a new con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/new-jimi-hendrix-album-to-be-released/

DARPA Project Will Literally Look for a Needle in a Haystack

DARPA is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a US government organization that performs research in military technology. One of their current projects, the Fine Detail Optical Surveillance (FDOS), hopes to de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/darpa-project-will-literally-look-for-a-needle-in-a-haystack/

"Wet Computer" Will Mimic A Biological Brain

A team of European computer researchers are building a computer that will simulate the way that neurons work. They hope that successful development could aid in nanotechnology and smart pharmaceutical control systems....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/wet-computer-will-mimic-a-biological-brain/

Ketchup Chocolate

Years ago, chef Dave Arnold expressed a desire for a substance that had the consistency, texture, and applicability of chocolate, but wasn't chocolate. He wanted to be able to coat food in ketchup as one coats, for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/ketchup-chocolate/

Strange books for small children

I remember my favorite books from when I was a kid, and none of them covered such wide-ranging topics as these.  See some of the strangest, funniest, and most disturbing children's books ever.I remembe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/strange-books-for-small-children/

What I Keep

Photographer Susan Mullally took portraits of homeless people who are part of The Church Under the Bridge in Waco, Texas. In each picture of the collection called What I Keep, the subject is holding an object that mean...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/what-i-keep/

Green Sea Slug Is Part Animal, Part Plant

Some animals eats algae and incorporates the algae's chlorophyll into its own body. According to Sidney K. Pierce of the University of South Florida in Tampa, the sea slug Elysia chlorotica no longer has to, bec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/green-sea-slug-is-part-animal-part-plant/

Homunculus

(YouTube link) A collaborative art film from a group called Hydra, Homunculus pits "little men" against each other. This is the stuff nightmares are made of. -via Everlasting BlortCreepy, animation, scary...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/homunculus/

Charge by String

Remember when you were a kid and you pulled a string to make a toy do something? Well, I do! Now that principle can charge your batteries. The YoGen hand-held charger was displayed at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/charge-by-string/

Who's Renting What on Netflix?

The New York Times has a set of infographics showing the popularity of certain movies distributed in the zip codes of several cities, based on their incidence of Netflix rental. Netflix provided this data o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/whos-renting-what-on-netflix/

Graffiti Fine China

The New Jersey design firm Lovegrove & Repucci has created this graffiti-covered dinnerware set in the tradition of the Netherland's Delft-style porcelain. It's called "New York Delft" and in the links, you can can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/graffiti-fine-china/

The Cabbie

Filmmaker Vincent Laforet was asked to interpret the still frame seen in the video grab below using consumer-level HD cameras, and produced a vibrant, magnetic short film. I wanted to create a dynamic film that took the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/the-cabbie-2/

8 of the Most Ridiculous Sports Losses of All Time

Lopsided games, games that went downhill for the strangest of reasons, and stupid mistakes that led to failure, all are profiled in these losses in a variety of sports. Take, for example, the 1940 championship game betwe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/11/8-of-the-most-ridiculous-sports-losses-of-all-time/






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