Archive for October 4th, 2010

Yumbots Robot Cupcake Molds

Yumbots Robot Cupcake Molds - $17.95These bots are pretty sweet - if you love cupcake and robots, then this is the gift for you: the Yumbots Robot Cupcake Molds from the NeatoShop. Each box includes four molds in four di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/yumbots-robot-cupcake-molds/

New "Scratched Glasses" Give Perfect Vision

Bifocals and trifocals allow people with limited vision to see objects at varying distances, but only by refocusing on the object from a different vantage. A scientist named Zeev Zalevsky responded to this problem by de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/new-scratched-glasses-give-perfect-vision/

A "Traveling Library" for Lighthouses

The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy website includes an extensive compilation of the tools required for the operation of a lighthouse.  In addition to the expected hardware and lights, they document some beautifully...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/a-traveling-library-for-lighthouses/

Scientists Fold DNA into Möbius Strips

A Möbius strip is a ribbon of material that has only one side. A group of nanotechnology researchers experimenting with manipulating tiny objects was able to reshape a DNA strand into a Möbius strip. The abilit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/scientists-fold-dna-into-mobius-strips/

Twilight Hand Model Wants Fame

Kimbra Hickey is a hand model, and her hands grace the cover of the novel Twilight. She earned $300 for the photo. After seeing so many people attached to the franchise rise in fame and fortune, Hickey would l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/twilight-hand-model-wants-fame/

Adorable Bunny Rabbits in Paper Cups

(Video Link) Batten down the hatches and prepare for a cuteness overload: rabbit goodness now comes in cup-sized servings. Their dark, violent thoughts are perfectly hidden. via Buzzfeedrabbits...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/adorable-bunny-rabbits-in-paper-cups/

RatCar is a Car Operated by a Rat's Brain

Researchers at the University of Tokyo created an interface that allows a rat to move a small car around with just his thoughts: The rats were trained on the car by towing it around an enclosed area with the motor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/ratcar-is-a-car-operated-by-a-rats-brain/

Light-Sensitive Musical Instrument is Played by Moving Your Fingertips

Artist Robert Mathy created "Light Sensitive Fingertips" -- a musical instrument that has light sensitive phototransistors in the tips of the fingers. It's played by moving the sensors over light sources of varying...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/light-sensitive-musical-instrument-is-played-by-moving-your-fingertips/

If You Do This in Email, I Hate You

Sadly, there are people who have email accounts, but only a limited grasp of basic computer or social skills. Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal has a new set of comics up illustrating the foibles of such folks....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/if-you-do-this-in-email-i-hate-you/

Jason Shiga: How to Make Your Own Interactive Comics

I've been bugging cartoonist extraordinaire Jason Shiga to put his recently released book Meanwhile, a tour de force "choose-your-own-adventure"-type comic book into a format that's more web-friendly.*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/jason-shiga-how-to-make-your-own-interactive-comics/

F-Stop Watch

This one is for all you shutterbugs: the F-Stop Watch from the NeatoShop, where the dials are marked by the diaphragm aperture (or in fancy photography lingo, the F-Stop or F-number).Perfect for the photographer in the f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/f-stop-watch/

Saved by the Bell Sports Quiz

Are you familiar with the exploits of the Bayside Tigers from the TV show Saved by the Bell? The athletic teams were featured in many episodes. Show off your smarts (or your memory) with today's Lunchtime Qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/saved-by-the-bell-sports-quiz/

Police Suspected that Alcohol was Involved

James. J. Johnson drove his truck into a house in Webster, Massachusetts. He blamed the crash on the dogs running loose in his truck. James. J. Johnson said the dogs make him lose control of his vehicle. But Webster pol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/police-suspected-that-alcohol-was-involved/

UAV That Uses No Wing Flaps

Britain's new DEMON unmanned aerial drone doesn't need wing elevators or ailerons to fly: It is instead manoeuvred by hundreds of tiny jets that blast air in order to influence to change the lift, drag and other featu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/uav-that-uses-no-wing-flaps/

What does the USDA Organic label really mean?

Our friend Michael Tapp just finished a couple new vids about organic food. Ever wonder what that USDA seal really means? Check out his vid above for the skinny.Food, Video, organic, Michael Tapp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/what-does-the-usda-organic-label-really-mean/

Drippy, Syrupy Donations of Life

I think everyone should be generous and help one another as much as possible. To that extent, I’ve always been a big supporter of blood donation. Unfortunately, I’ve found out the hard way that I am one of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/drippy-syrupy-donations-of-life/

Take Home a Twaggie

You probably know by now that Twaggies are Tweets that are so funny they've been turned into comics. Founder David Israel and artist Kiersten Essenpreis are trying to ensure the future of Twaggies with a project on K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/take-home-a-twaggie/

The 93-year-old Case of Tom Thomson's Death

Artist Tom Thomson has been called "Canada's Van Gogh".  His death in 1917 remains Canada's greatest mystery. But there is some new information in the case, thanks to CSI-style forensic analysis. The “truth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/the-93-year-old-case-of-tom-thomsons-death/

NeatoHub Squid

I realize that if you go peruse the NeatoHub, you're probably looking for more great links and you might not make it all the way down to the bottom of the page. I did, and was delighted by the artwork by Adam Koford...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/neatohub-squid/

Itasha Gallery

Itasha is, reportedly, a Japanese hobby of decorating cars with female anime characters. Photographer Tomoyuki Sakaguchi took 23 pictures of some of the finer examples of this style. Link via Pink Tentac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/itasha-gallery/

American College Football with Stephen Fry

[http://youtu.be/7cl-f8NABMM] (YouTube link)American football, especially between rival colleges, can be an incomprehensible spectacle to anyone outside the US. Stephen Fry reports:Simultaneously preposterous... impressi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/american-college-football-with-stephen-fry/

16 Innovative & Awesome LED Art Sculptures

LEDs are the way to use tons and tons of lights and still use very little electricity. Artists, sculptors, and architects use LEDs to create stunning light displays, like this one found at the Italian Light Sculpture...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/16-innovative-awesome-led-art-sculptures/

Name That Weird Invention!

Steven M. Johnson comes up with all sorts of wacky inventions in his weekly Museum of Possibilities posts, but something's missing from his strange gadgets: names. Can you come up with a name for this one? The co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/name-that-weird-invention-2/

A Breed Apart: Boning up on Man's Best Friend

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again. A 12,000-year-old grave in Israel has touching evidence of the long, close relationship between humans and dogs. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/04/a-breed-apart-boning-up-on-mans-best-friend/
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