Archive for July 16th, 2010

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Are 100% Resistant to Malaria

Scientists at the University of Arizona have created mosquitoes that are completely safe from the parasite that causes malaria. It does so by reducing the lifespan of the engineered mosquitoes. Most mosquitoes live onl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/16/genetically-engineered-mosquitoes-are-100-resistant-to-malaria/

Spacesuits at the Smithsonian

Above, left to right:Mark IV, B.F. Goodrich; Mark II – Model "O", B.F. Goodrich, 1956; Mark V – Modified, B.F. Goodrich, 1968; Mark II – Model "R", B.F. Goodrich, 1956 These spacesuits look very retro today bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/16/spacesuits-at-the-smithsonian/

The Last Emperor(s)

The 1987 film The Last Emperor was a critical and box office smash. It won 9 Oscars and profits far exceeding its $24 million budget. It’s based on a true story – the life of Pu Yi, the final emper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/16/the-last-emperors/

Emergency Underpants

Emergency Underpants - $4.45What's that thing moms always say? Semper ubi sub ubi? Well, in any case - you can never be too careful, so keep this Emergency Underpants from the NeatoShop at hand at all time.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/16/emergency-underpants/

The Evolution of Steve Jobs

You know what they say -when you find a look that works, stick with it. However, if you look back far enough, you'll see that he's tried other styles as well. Link -via J-Walk BlogApple, clothing, steve jobs, appeara...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/16/the-evolution-of-steve-jobs/

The Drum Light

New Zealand design studio 326 created a lamp out of a drum on a stand. To turn it on and off, all you have to do is tap on it: http://www.endemicworld.com/drum-light.html (with video clip) - via NotcotLight, lamp, drum,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/16/the-drum-light/

The Eponym Quiz

Many words are born from the name of the person associated with what that word means. An eponym is a word derived from a person’s name, whether real or fictional. In this Lunchtime Quiz from mental_floss, you'll be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/16/the-eponym-quiz/

Detroit Gets Growing

The city of Detroit has shrunk to a population of only 900,000 people -half as many as in the 1950s. Empty houses and businesses are apparent in every part of the city. City officials are weighing different plans for wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/16/detroit-gets-growing/

The Ultimate History Quiz

OK, here's a Friday fun quiz from The History Channel. How fast can you answer questions on American history? Challenge yourself, or your friends with the Ultimate History Quiz. I scored 1,332 in the first game....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/16/the-ultimate-history-quiz/

Nails

How about a strange interactive website for some Friday fun? Nails has ten 27 different scenarios to explore with your mouse. No, they don't make any sense, but you keep clicking anyway! Link -via Gorilla Maskinteractive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/16/nails/

69 Tricks and Tools from James Bond

James Bond is one of the best and coolest guys in the film world. He is capable of almost anything, and has a ton of tricks up his sleeves. From the author who brought you 55 Tricks of Jason Bourne, here are 69 Tricks an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/16/69-tricks-and-tools-from-james-bond/

The Automobile as Gymnasium

Surely among the keen followers of Neatorama there must be some like myself with a tendency to hold onto obsessive thoughts, fixed ideas and strange schemes for decades. I have entertained this idea for at least thirty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/16/the-automobile-as-gymnasium/




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