Archive for February 27th, 2010

Send Your Avatar to the Moon with NASA's Project M

1,000 days from now, NASA could start sending humanoid avatars to the moon. They would be controlled by scientists on Earth using motion-capture suits, giving the scientists the feeling of being on the lunar surface. Che...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/27/send-your-avatar-to-the-moon-with-nasas-project-m/

Breast Implant Stops Bullet

A Los Angeles shooting victim's breast implant may have saved her life by slowing the bullet before it reached her heart: She survived a gunshot to the chest, but the the bullet left a scar and deflated the implan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/27/breast-implant-stops-bullet/

The Tiny Origami of Mui-Ling Teh

Canadian artist Mui-Ling Teh makes miniature works of origami, such as this boat, which was made from a 6x10mm piece of paper. Of her work, she wrote: I began folding my series of miniature models around the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/27/the-tiny-origami-of-mui-ling-teh/

Ages of Social Networking Users

Royal Pingdom conducted a study of the age distribution of different social networking sites. It's often middle-aged people who dominate the user bases of these sites: Although we can’t say how thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/27/ages-of-social-networking-users/

Having Fun with Chatroulette

(YouTube Link) What a great idea to create a bit of spontaneous (and good old-fashioned) fun into the webcam craze that is Chatroulette.  (via BuzzFeed)Internet phenomenon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/27/having-fun-with-chatroulette/

Christiaan Van Vuuren Raps About Quarantine

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqGLHluDoe0][YouTube - Link]Not long ago I was diagnosed with a rare strain of Tuberculosis and I've been stuck in a hospital quarantine room in Sydney for a total of about 60 days...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/27/christiaan-van-vuuren-raps-about-quarantine/

Young Chimpanzees Have Better Memories Than College Students

Studies performed at Kyoto University suggest that young chimpanzees have memory skills better than those of adult humans. When they touched the first digit, the others were replaced with white squares, and they had to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/27/young-chimpanzees-have-better-memories-than-american-college-students/

The Knife Pistol

Practical? Nope. Badass? Absolutely. Perhaps it's second only to the Double-barreled Sword Pistol. Who knew that the Gunblade is actually real?Original photo from the answer page to last week's What is it? game. Catch us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/27/the-knife-pistol/

Neatoramanauts Are Community

We're popping the tops off our Facebook and Twitter accounts this weekend with some cool contests. Think of it as our official social media coming out party with a chance to win some neato door prizes. We've disabled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/27/neatoramanauts-are-community/




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