Archive for December 12th, 2010

Isle of Tune

Isle of tune is a music sequencer that's as visual as it is aural. You build a virtual roadway and line it with objects that make sounds as your cars drive past them. It could be fun to build, but I never got past wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/12/isle-of-tune/

The Complete Map of Optimal Tic-tac-toe Moves

Use this handy chart from Randall Munroe of xkcd (or better yet, memorize it) to become a whiz at tic-tac-toe! The chart shown for "x" should be used when you have the first turn. The red x is your response for the v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/12/the-complete-map-of-optimal-tic-tac-toe-moves/

Scientists Create World's Smallest Battery

A research team by Jianyu Huang (pictured) at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque claims to have developed the world's smallest battery: It consists of a bulk lithium cobalt cathode three millimeters long, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/12/scientists-create-worlds-smallest-battery/

My Little Four Ponies of the Apocalypse

Pictured above is Pestilence Pony from the television show Robot Chicken. It was used for a particular sketch featuring the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the Book of Revelation (6:1-8) as My Little Pon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/12/my-little-four-ponies-of-the-apocalypse/

Video of Stadium Roof Collapsing

(Video Link) The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis is the home of the Minnesota Vikings football team. It had an inflatable roof, but under the weight of eighteen inches of snow, it collapsed early this m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/12/video-of-stadium-roof-collapsing/

Gifts for Rockers

The Shredder Cheese Grater - $9.95 Got a rocker in your Christmas list this year? Then this Gift Guide for Rockers over at the NeatoShop will be music to your ears:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/12/gifts-for-rockers/

Public Fountain Dispenses Sparkling Water

Paris is offering free sparkling water to promote tap water and to dissuade its residents from overuse of plastic bottles. The fountain in the Jardin de Reuilly is connected to the public water system and uses six taps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/12/public-fountain-dispenses-sparkling-water/

Merry Christmas from the Unipiper!

(YouTube link)Brian Kidd, also known as the Unipiper of Portland, Oregon was the very first entry in the GTFO contest earlier this year. He set the bar pretty high when we publicized the contest by showing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/12/merry-christmas-from-the-unipiper/

Neil Armstrong Explains

NPR's Robert Krulwich posted last week about comparing sizes. He was surprised to find out how small an area the Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin wandered when they made the first moon landing in 1969....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/12/neil-armstrong-explains/

Santa Claus Detector

Thomas Cane patented a device in 1996 that will alert children to the presence of Santa Claus. If someone trips the sensor disguised as a ribbon across the fireplace, lights in the stockings will be triggered, giving...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/12/santa-claus-detector/

Cat vs. Internet

Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal posted a series of methods your cat will use to get your attention while you are surfing the web. Cat owners will not be surprised by what finally works! Link -via DiggCat, internet, Oatm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/12/cat-vs-internet/






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