Archive for December 19th, 2010

Tron Bag

This bag doesn't reflect light -it produces its own light! The secret is electro luminescent wire and batteries. Ladyada and Becky Stern used the wire to make a Tron-flavored messenger bag. Once you get the...

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A Klingon Christmas Carol

Photo: Clayton Hauck for The Wall Street JournalWhat if Charles Dickens were a Trekkie? Well, wonder no more. Here's "A Klingon Christmas Carol," performed completely in the Klingon language:The arc of &quo...

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Giant Yummy Eggs Killed Off the Elephant Bird

Photo: De Agostini Picture Library/BBCScientists have put forth various theories to explain the extinction of the giant Elephant Bird, the largest bird to ever live on Earth, including climate change and hunting by human...

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World's First Quantum Machine

The tiny sliver of metal above, measuring as long as the human hair is wide, may be barely visible to the naked eye, but its implication to science is so staggering that it is hailed as the greatest scientific breakthrou...

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The History of Santa Claus

Santa Claus came about when the story of the St. Nicholas of Myra was melded with the legend of Odin. The image was refined by poetry, illustration, and advertising. Get the details on the origins of Santa Claus at i...

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Say Goodbye to the Caps Lock Key

The new Google Cr-48 notebook doesn't have the standard Caps Lock key you see on other keyboards. Is this the beginning of the end of Caps Lock? Caps Lock had its uses back in the olden days. Some of the earliest comput...

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Jenga Online

Looking for something to amuse the kids while school is out? This online game of Jenga might be a challenge. Mine had a tendency to move around before I removed the first block! http://frank.urugate.com/jenga2.swf -v...

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NYC QR Code Hunt Details

It’s almost time for our big QR Code Hunt in NYC! Who's almost ready to win a new car?! On Tuesday morning, at precisely 10:30am, we will announce your four starting locations right here on this blog (also on the fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/19/nyc-qr-code-hunt-details/

Fly Geyser

This geothermal geyser is somewhere near Gerlach, Nevada. The colors are due to different mineral deposits as well as algae growing on it. Read about how this strange formation came about at Kuriositas. Linkformation, ge...

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Speed Fly

(vimeo link) Go skiing with a parasail down Mt. Superior in Utah! A helmetcam puts you in the action. I watched with my thoughts bouncing between "This is awesome!" and "This is where I get caught on a tree and crac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/19/speed-fly/

A Brand New Form of Matter?

Just when you think that things can't get any weirder, quantum physics threw us (yet another) curve ball: there may be a brand new form of matter governed by an entirely new branch of physics.Back in 1970, a young ph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/19/a-brand-new-form-of-matter/

Logos of The Great Gatsby

The Heads of State created a poster of imagined logos of companies by the characters listed as attending Gatsby's party in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel:Chapter four of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby re...

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Christmas Tree Made From Books

We've posted about the World's Most Unusual Christmas Trees before on Neatorama, but this one made by the folks over at Juniper Books is my current favorite:Our estimate is that there close to 800 books that make up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/19/christmas-tree-made-from-books/

Star Trek Fashion

Image: Annie Wu [Flickr]Who says that fashion on board of a Starfleet ship has to be boring uniforms? Well, Annie Wu boldly goes where no man has gone before and designed Star Trek uniforms that are very chic. Set phaser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/19/star-trek-fashion/

The Woman Who Knows No Fear

Imagine living without fear - and I mean any fear. That's what happened to a woman called S.M. whose amygdala was damaged by a disease. She's the fascinating subject of a medical investigation on the brain's res...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/19/the-woman-who-knows-no-fear/






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