Archive for September 8th, 2010

RFID-Blocking Woven Stainless Steel Wallet

RFID-blocking Woven Stainless Steel Wallets: Bifold Wallet and Ladies WalletAre your credit cards betraying you? If you have RFID-enabled credit cards, identity thieves and blackhat hackers can steal your data straight o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/rfid-blocking-woven-stainless-steel-wallet/

Got License For That Toy Gun?

Got a license for that toy gun? That's right - if this new law is passed, all items that look like a gun will have to be licensed:ANY ITEM that looks like a gun will have to be licensed under several changes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/got-license-for-that-toy-gun/

Tiger 3D Drawing

Nikolaj Arndt, an artist in Germany, made this 3D rendering of a tiger on a sidewalk in the city of Geldern. It was apparently done for a local street art competition. LinkNikolaj Arndt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/tiger-3d-drawing/

Star Spiral

This is an image taken by the Hubble telescope of a binary star system (named AFGL 3068) in which one star is a a carbon star, a dying red giant, which throws off material in which appears to us to be a spiral patter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/star-spiral/

Tortoises Saved from Fire

The roof of the reptile house caught on fire at the Poestlingberg Zoo in Linz, Austria. One species that couldn't make a quick getaway from the billowing smoke were the four huge tortoises. Quick-thinking firemen and zo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/tortoises-saved-from-fire/

Boar-riding Monkey

(YouTube link) This baby monkey clings to a young boar for security as it roams about the Fukuchiyama Zoo in Kyoto, Japan. TV reports on the two have caused five times the usual number of people to visit the zoo! B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/boar-riding-monkey/

Classically-Trained Vocalist Critiques Five Heavy Metal Singers

Claudia Friedlander, a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, is a professional vocal instructor in New York City. She was recently asked to evaluate the talents of five famous heavy metal singers. Here's what she had t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/classically-trained-vocalist-critiques-five-heavy-metal-singers/

Tractor Beams Are Now Real!

Okay, that may be overstating it just a bit. But Australian scientists claim to have moved small particles five feet using only light: The device works by shining a hollow laser beam around tiny glass particles. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/tractor-beams-are-now-real/

Street Fighter High School: The Musical

Street Fighter High is a fan film that was released a few months ago. It showed the characters from that video game as angst-ridden high school students. The film was so successful that the producers made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/street-fighter-high-school-the-musical/

What's Your Google Number?

So, I'm sure you all have heard about Google's latest product called Google Instant. If you're tired of waiting for that fraction of a second for your search result, this is the search engine for you:Using the new sy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/whats-your-google-number/

Win Neato Prizes from Urlesque!

Our friends at Urlesque are staging a giveaway in which you can win prizes from the NeatoShop! Just select an item valued at $25 or less and post that item and how you're going to use it in the comment section of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/win-neato-prizes-from-urlesque/

Star Wars Real Mask Fridge Magnets

Star Wars Real Mask Magnet - $5.95A long time ago, on a refrigerator far, far away ... Why have boring fridge magnets when you can have these awesomely detailed Star Wars Real Mask Magnets from the NeatoShop, featuring y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/star-wars-real-mask-fridge-magnets/

6 Unique Uses of Morse Code

Oh, did you think Morse code was obsolete and had no use in the modern world? Here are six ways the code is still used -although most of these gadgets were designed specifically for geeks who know Morse code to show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/6-unique-uses-of-morse-code/

Shotgun Tracts

This is a portion of a 1858 map of property lines along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The map reminded the author of shotgun houses -long, narrow houses with all the rooms stacked in a li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/shotgun-tracts/

What Makes a Good Dancer?

A team of psychologists showed video footage of male dancers to 37 young women who rated them, and used the results to pinpoint what makes a man a good dancer or a bad dancer. Men who were judged to be good dancers had...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/what-makes-a-good-dancer/

Penguins Go Viral!

In this guest post, Marty McGuire, who shot the video of the Humboldt Penguins Chasing a Butterfly, tells what happened after the video was posted on Neatorama. He also has a new video for us! Wow, what a fun a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/penguins-go-viral/

Reporter Live Tweets His Heart Attack

Opportunity + Instinct = Profit. A good journalist can sense the moment that a story is developing and seize the moment. That's why when White House correspondent Tony Christopher started having a heart attack, he imme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/reporter-live-tweets-his-heart-attack/

The Truth Behind Big Ben

(Image credit: Wikipedia user Karrackoo) Westminster Palace on the Thames river in London is the place where the parliament of the United Kingdom meets, both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The palace, alon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/08/the-truth-behind-big-ben/
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