Archive for March 31st, 2010

New Contact Lens Continuously Monitors Glaucoma

The biotech company Sensimed has developed a contact lens that monitors the user's glaucoma: The Triggerfish lens is made of the same silicon hydrogel as many of the soft contact lenses currently on the market, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/new-contact-lens-continuously-monitor-glaucoma/

Man Escapes from Police into Prison Yard

(YouTube Link) Two men fleeing from police in Cleveland, Ohio tried to climb a barbed wire fence. One made it over the top (getting cut in the process), only to find himself in a prison yard. He was then arrested....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/man-escapes-from-police-into-prison-yard/

Stand and Deliver Teacher Jaime Escalante Dies

Jaime Escalante, the East Los Angeles Math teacher made famous by the movie Stand and Deliver,  has died after a battle with cancer. The subject of the 1988 film "Stand and Deliver," Escalante died at his son's home in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/stand-and-deliver-teacher-jaime-escalante-dies/

Stephen King Posters Re-Envisioned

[caption id="attachment_30391" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Artwork: Laz Marquez"][/caption] When Laz Marquez showed us his Alfred Hitchcock posters a few weeks ago, rumor had it he'd be back soon with a S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/stephen-king-posters-re-envisioned/

10 Geeky Business Cards

This is a guest post from D. Salmons over at TestFreaks - website for real geeks, where you can find everything from dvd players to wii games One of the ways of getting yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/10-geeky-business-cards/

How to Paint with Chocolate

Food artist Jojo Krang of the blog Eye Candy provides step-by-step instructions on how to paint a picture with chocolate. First you create a reverse image, then apply dark tones, midtones, and light tones, in that o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/how-to-paint-with-chocolate/

A Tactile Representation of a Nebula for the Visually Impaired

(YouTube Link) NASA worked with Braille experts to create a tactile representation of the Carina Nebula: The 17-by-11-inch color image is embossed with lines, slashes, and other markings that correspond to ob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/a-tactile-representation-for-nebula-for-the-visually-impaired/

A Gallery of Wonderful Rube Goldberg Machines

(YouTube Link) Here at Neatorama, we love Rube Goldberg machines! So enjoy Wired's gallery of nine such setups, including "The Falling Water" -- a cocktail-making Rube Goldberg machine by Joseph Herscher. It mixes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/a-gallery-of-wonderful-rube-goldberg-machines/

Office Photocopier Turns 50

Fifty years ago this month, Xerox shipped out the first commercial document copying machine. This technical innovation began with Chester Carlson, a New York attorney, who discovered in the 1950s that photoconductivity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/photocopier-turns-50/

Turkish Ice Cream Vendor Performance Art

(Video Link) Dondurma -- Turkish ice cream -- is apparently made differently from ice cream in the United States, and has stickier consistency. Jordan Breindel of Urlesque informs us that in Turkey, street...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/turkish-ice-cream-vendor-performance-art/

Miss C is an Action Figure

Look at me! I'm an action figure! This bit of swag was a total surprise. Can you imagine the fun I'm going to have posing this doll and taking pictures to illustrate blog posts? It's an action figure (or dol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/30382/

The Neatorama Bill Morrison Interview/Simpsons Giveaway

You may recall that we asked you to send in your questions for The Simpsons' own Bill Morrison, who's been working with Matt Groening on the series since 1990. Bill has also served as editor and principal writer and arti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/the-neatorama-bill-morrison-interviewsimpsons-giveaway/

The Pain Chart, Revised

If you've ever been to an emergency room, you've seen the chart they give you to help describe the pain you are feeling on a scale of one to ten. Allie redrew the chart to make it more descriptive of real-world pain. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/the-pain-chart-revised/

Cheerleaders Go to Town

(YouTube link) The Carroll High School Chargers powder puff cheerleaders perform a halftime routine for the crowd in Fort Wayne, Indiana. -via YesButNoButYes Funny, dance, cross dressing, cheerleaders...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/cheerleaders-go-to-town/

The Pedouins

Bill and Amarins packed up their three young daughters Cheyenne, Jasmine, and Robin and set off on a 7,000 mile journey from Mt. Vernon, Kentucky (just up the road from me) to Alaska. What's different about this trip is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/the-pedouins/

What a Wonderful Death Metal World

[https://youtu.be/rlmRjqBt_mE] (YouTube Link)A video clip showing Louis Armstrong performing the song "What a Wonderful World" by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, but with vocals by The Markness. Arrangement, inst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/31/what-a-wonderful-death-metal-world/






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