Archive for February 26th, 2010

Alien Sculpture from 1,200 Pounds of Motorcycle Steel

Robosteel is a Dublin-based art studio that builds frightening-looking sculptures out of scrap metal. Pictured above is one in the image of the alien queen from the movie Alien, made from 1,200 pounds of Ya...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/alien-sculpture-from-1200-pounds-of-motorcycle-steel/

World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

PlanetSolar is a boat powered entirely through solar energy. At 31 meters long and 15 wide, it's the largest in the world: The 60 tonne catamaran (or is that trimaran?) has cost 18 million euro ($24.4 million USD...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/worlds-largest-solar-powered-boat/

Alice in Wonderland - 1903 version

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeIXfdogJbA] YouTube link From the British Film Institute Archive comes this first-ever film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's book. Made just 37 years after Lewis Carroll wrote his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/alice-in-wonderland-1903-version/

Tweeto, Ergo Sum: I Tweet, Therefore I Am

Tweeto, Ergo Sum T-ShirtIf René Descartes were alive today, would he say "I tweet, therefore I am"? From the Neatorama Shop: Link | More Funny T-ShirtsTwitter, tweet, Rene Descartes, I think therefore I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/tweeto-ergo-sum-i-tweet-therefore-i-am/

Stealth(ier) Helicopter

The aviation company Eurocopter is developing noise-reducing helicopter blades that could minimize the sound that a helicopter makes: This week Eurocopter unveiled its most recent effort to reduce helicopter n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/stealth-helicopter/

How to Fake Your Own Death

The following is an excerpt from The Sherlock Holmes Handbook by Ransom Riggs Sherlock Holmes in The Final Problem. Art by Sidney Paget (1893) “I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/how-to-fake-your-own-death/

Black Penguin

Photo: Andrew EvansNational Geographic Traveler contributing editor Andrew Evans (@Bus2Antarctica) snapped this photo of a rare black penguin during his travels around the world to Antarctica.He wrote that it's a "r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/black-penguin/

Excel as Illustrator

We have seen Microsoft Excel used as a drawing tool before, but not like this.  YouTube user and artist shukei01 put this time-lapse video together that shows almost 13 hours of work.  "Autoshape can be used to do line...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/excel-as-illustrator/

DIY Retro Pong Clock

If I weren't all thumbs, I'd definitely give this one a try: Hardware hacker Limor Fried (Ladyada) of Adafruit Industries has released an open source retro Pong clock for two called the MONOCHRON. She promised that "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/diy-retro-pong-clock/

Tim Burton's New Remake: Weekend at Bernie's

Forget Alice in Wonderland! This is Tim Burton's masterpiece remake of the year. Behold, Weekend at Bernie's. I'd give it an 8.3. Hit play or go to http://www.babelgum.com/4025144/tim-burton-remakes-wee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/tim-burtons-new-remake-weekend-at-bernies/

"The Death of Braille" - Appropriate, or Ominous?

A fascinating article in the New York Times Magazine explains that knowlege about and usage of Braille by visually impaired people is declining as they shift to electronic means of acquiring information. The trend is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/the-death-of-braille-appropriate-or-ominous/

Elizabethans Enjoyed Oysters and Crabs at the Theater

The two great theaters of Elizabethan London were the Rose, where Christoper Marlowe's plays were performed, and the Globe, home to the works attributed to Shaksper.  Ongoing archaeological work at the sites is revealin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/elizabethans-enjoyed-oysters-and-crabs-at-the-theater/

Skiing Blind

The final day of the Winter Olympics this Sunday has only two events: the gold medal men's hockey game and the 50km cross-country skiing race. Brian McKeever will be skiing for Canada. This race will make him the first O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/skiing-blind/

Two Feet of Snow

Obviously. Linksnow, sculpture, feet, visual pun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/two-feet-of-snow/

Mouse Usage Visualization

Alan Tansey of Brooklyn tracked the movements of his mouse over the course of a day. This galaxy-like image was the result. Link via Makecomputer mouse, Alan Tansey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/26/mouse-usage-visualization/
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