Archive for September 3rd, 2010

T-Rex Night Light

T-Rex Night Light - $16.95Afraid of the dark? That's no longer a problem with these awesome porcelain night lights over at the NeatoShop. I'm particularly drawn to the dinosaur night lights, but the entire selection is a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/t-rex-night-light/

Airbags on the Outside of a Car

A research team in Hiroshima, Japan is developing airbags that deploy outside, rather than inside, the car. Their goal is to protect pedestrians who are involved in a crash: Dubbed iSAVE (sigh…), the airbags de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/airbags-on-the-outside-of-a-car/

Drake University's New Advertising Campaign

Drake University is a private college in Iowa. Pictured above is a logo from its new ad campaign. Do you think that it sends a good message? The college administration doesn't see any problem: However, Drake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/drake-universitys-new-advertising-campaign/

The Four Levels of Social Entrapment

Unspoken social rules make normal interaction with other people difficult -especially with someone you really don't want to interact with in the first place. Or if you like the other person, but have nothing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/the-four-levels-of-social-entrapment/

Robots That Suck

People (and cats) love Roombas, but they were always better at entertaining us than cleaning our floors. Two new competitors, the Neato (for carpets) and the Evolution Mint (for bare floors) clean in a way far different...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/robots-that-suck/

Peekaboo

(YouTube link) Wait for it.... -via ArbroathCat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/peekaboo/

The Surprisingly Interesting History of Margarine

Margarine is a substitute for butter, which makes it a fighting word for the dairy industry. Butter producers and margarine producers battled back and forth for the better part of a century to capture the market for spre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/the-surprisingly-interesting-history-of-margarine/

Happy Meal at 137 Days

New York artist Sally Davies bought a plain hamburger Happy Meal from McDonalds. She didn't eat it, but took pictures of it every day -for 137 days so far. The project will likely continue at least until the meal sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/happy-meal-at-137-days/

Vinyl 45 Record Pocket Jams

Pocket Jams - Vinyl 45 - $4.95Carry all your small stuff and display your retro coolness at the same time with this Pocket Jams Vinyl 45 from the NeatoShop. The 7" diameter zippered pouch is versatile enough to carr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/vinyl-45-record-pocket-jams/

Time-Lapse Video of the Earth Rotating Under an Astronaut

(Video Link) Astronaut and educator Don Pettit recorded this time-lapse video from the International Space Station. It shows day turning into night as the Earth rotates beneath him. via Radley Balkotimelapse, In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/time-lapse-video-of-the-earth-rotating-under-an-astronaut/

Physics Equation Developed to Explain Impossible Soccer Kick

At a 1997 soccer match, Roberto Carlos scored a goal against the French national team that seemed physically impossible. The ball seemed to curve around the French players. Physicists couldn't explain the ball's mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/physics-equation-developed-to-explain-impossible-soccer-kick/

Giant Circles Made with the Human Body

(Video Link) Tony Orrico is both a visual and a performance artist, and often combines the two approaches by creating works in front of audiences. Here, he created an elaborate geometric pattern in eight circles us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/giant-circles-made-with-the-human-body/

Art Students Create Interactive Mario Mural

Students at the Columbus College of Art & Design (Columbus, Ohio) made an interactive mural that lets you put yourself into Super Mario Bros. Twelve students spent eight days making it. The mural measures sixt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/art-students-create-interactive-mario-mural/

Chicken Diapers

Are you tired of your chickens pooping all over your nice carpets and grandmother's table cozies? Now there's a solution to your problem (well, one of them): chicken diapers. Ingrid Dimock of Australia invented and sel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/chicken-diapers/

Deck Chair

(YouTube link) I know some people who would rather rebuild something ten time than read the directions! Of course, putting something like a deck chair together is infinitely easier when the directions are written by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/deck-chair/

A Geographical Nesting Doll

The above map shows the border between the United Arab Emirates (yellow) and Oman (green). Inside the UAE is a tiny enclave of Omanese territory called Madha. It consists of about 29 square miles. Inside that encl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/a-geographical-nesting-doll/

Miracle on the Hudson -in Lego!

BrickExpo 2010 will be held in Cincinnati the weekend of September 11-12. One of the displays will be a recreation of the 2009 plane crash in New York in which an airliner safely landed in the middle of the Hudson Ri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/miracle-on-the-hudson-in-lego/

Driven to Eat

Back when families felt secure enough in their jobs to take two-week vacations, my wife and I would drive to the Sierras with our son every summer. We would leave early in the morning when it was cool, and head east ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/03/driven-to-eat/




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