Archive for March 23rd, 2010

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir - 'Lux Aurumque'

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7o7BrlbaDs][YouTube - Link]Eric Whitacre put together a choir of 185 singers from 12 countries who never sang together until their voices were edited together. Here they perform W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/eric-whitacres-virtual-choir-lux-aurumque/

Life in Haiti

Life in Haiti-Canon 5D MKII & Glidetrack from Leclerc Brothers Motion Pictures on Vimeo. When I first saw this title, I put it off assuming it would just show the depressing story of Haiti. I'm happy to report t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/life-in-haiti/

Mobile Homeless Shelter

We've previously featured Phil Elkins' homemade travel trailer that was light enough be hauled by a bicycle. Now he's turned his attention to creating a portable shelter for the homeless. The result weighs 225 poun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/mobile-homeless-shelter/

Defunct Amusement Parks

Here at Neatorama, we've previously covered the eerie world of abandoned amusement parks. Joel W. Styer is assembling a comprehensive list of defunct US amusement parks, sorted by state, including pictures and video whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/defunct-amusement-parks/

Couple That Went on Dr. Phil Show to Brag about Shoplifting Scheme Sent to Prison for Shoplifting

Matthew and Nora Eaton had a clever scheme: shoplifting popular toys and resell them on online. It was such a smart idea that they decided to go on the Dr. Phil show and brag about it. This decision brought them to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/couple-that-went-on-dr-phil-show-to-brag-about-shoplifting-scheme-sent-to-prison-for-shoplifting/

Time-Lapse Video of a Child's Teeth Growing In

(YouTube Link) YouTube user TheJediCharles made a time-lapse video of a young girl losing her baby teeth and growing in her adult teeth over a seven month period. It consists of seventy frames with a photo taken ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/time-lapse-video-of-a-childs-teeth-growing-in/

The Owl Box

Peek into a nest with Molly the mother owl and her baby Max (and more eggs) on this live webcam. I saw her eat a rat this morning! Nom nom nom... Live feed from inside an owl box! This is the first year that an o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/the-owl-box/

Vibrating White Cane Tells Visually Impaired Users What's Around Them

The South Korean company Primpo has developed an improved cane for the visually impaired. It vibrates with increasing intensity as its sensor approaches an object. It can also detect colors: Unlike conventio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/vibrating-white-cane-tells-visually-impaired-users-whats-around-them/

Man Sent to Prison for Breaking into Jail

Sylvester Jiles violated his probation by trying to break into the Brevard County, Florida jail and has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison: At the time, he begged jail officials to take him back into custod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/man-sent-to-prison-for-breaking-into-jail/

Detecting Wine Fraud in the Nuclear Age

Since wines range from dirt cheap to astronomically expensive, fraudulent wine dealers are raking in the dough by diluting expensive wines with cheaper varieties, or mislabeling the vintage. How to catch these crooks? Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/detecting-wine-fraud-in-the-nuclear-age/

Mysterious Stone Spheres in Costa Rica

The enormous stone orb that chased Indiana Jones in the opening sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark is based on actual stone spheres found in Costa Rica. The mysterious stones are the focus of study for Universi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/mysterious-stone-spheres-in-costa-rica/

Obesity Experts: Meal Portions in Modern Versions of The Last Supper Getting Larger

Obesity experts at Cornell University say that depictions of the Last Supper, such as that of Leonardo da Vinci (above), have shown increasingly larger meal portions for the past thousand years: They found the m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/obesity-experts-meal-portions-in-modern-versions-of-the-last-upper-getting-larger/

From Riches To Rags: 10 Celebrities Who Went Broke

Making a lot of money doesn't mean it will last. I guess some people just can't handle the big bucks when they are famous. Boxer Mike Tyson is one of the many.Tyson had earned over $300 million during his career as a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/from-riches-to-rags-10-celebrities-who-went-broke/

7 costly clerical errors

People make mistakes all the time.  Some, however, are bigger than others.  Here are some cases where a simple misspelling, punctuation error, or forgetfulness cost someone millions of dollars.Rogers C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/7-costly-clerical-errors/

Shields Up! British Military Developing Force Fields for Tanks

Researchers at Britain's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory are developing machines that can generate electrical fields that could repel projectile attacks: When a threat from incoming fire is detected by t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/shields-up-british-military-developing-force-fields-for-tanks/

Short Film With Different Light/Dark Modes

"Lights Off" is a short film created by the World Wildlife Fund to promote Earth Hour -- a time when people around the world turn off all of their electrical appliances for an hour. The film has separate light and d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/short-film-with-different-lightdark-modes/

A Cup Sleeve That Expands When Hot Liquid Is Poured into the Cup

(YouTube Link) Engineer Scott Amron has a clever invention. It's a heat sleeve for a cup that expands when hot liquid poured into is so that the drinker has additional protection from the heat. Other Amron inven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/a-cup-sleeve-that-expands-when-hot-liquid-is-pourted-into-the-cup/

Computer Animation in ASCII from 1968

(YouTube Link) This video shows a Soviet animated short from 1968, created in something similar to ASCII: A group of russian physicists and mathematicians with N.Konstantinov in the head of it created mathema...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/computer-animation-in-ascii-from-1968/

The Annoying Trumpet Player from Norway

(YouTube Link) A guy is hiding on his balcony, playing completely out of tune on his old trumpet while a band is marching by his house on the 17th of May - the Norwegian Constitution Day. Linktrumpet, Norway...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/the-annoying-trumpet-player-from-norway/

Mad Cow-terpillar Cake

C is for this crazy mad cow-terpillar cupcake cake.This cake was inspired by Mad Cow Giant Microbe plushy available from the Neatorama Shop. Originally the kids and I were going to make a regular caterpillar cake, but my...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/mad-cow-terpillar-cake/

Geeky Variants of Dogs Playing Poker

John over at The Zeray Gazette has a particularly wonderful round up of geeky art inspired by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge's iconic Dogs Playing Poker. I particularly like this one by DeviantART user IC KEssler (complete w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/geeky-variants-of-dogs-playing-poker/

Bird Photography - Mark Hancox

[caption id="attachment_30202" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Photo by Mark Hancox"][/caption] In honor of Spring, check out Mark Hancox and his impressive spread of bird photos. The series of shots like the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/23/bird-photography-mark-hancox/
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