Archive for December 28th, 2010

Rarely-Seen Performances by 16 Star Trek Actors

(Video Link) At blastr, Adam-Troy Castro compiled videos of little-known performances by Star Trek actors in television shows and movies outside of Star Trek. Among them is this oddity fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/rarely-seen-performances-by-16-star-trek-actors/

The Birth of the Bride of Frankenstein

Lowbrow artist Mike Bell made this fanciful depiction of the Bride of Frankenstein in imitation of Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus. As you can see at artist's website, the Bride is a favorite motif o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/the-birth-of-the-bride-of-frankenstein/

Solar-Powered Hornet

The exoskeleton of the oriental hornet is a solar collector and generator that converts sunlight into electricity! A team led by Marian Plotkin of Tel-Aviv University discovered the wasp's power plant properties, but don...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/solar-powered-hornet/

How to Make a Shifting Rorschach Mask

(Video Link) YouTube user guinness0507 created a mask that displays shifting black and white shapes, like the one that superhero Rorschach from Watchmen wears. Thermochromatic paint applied to a t-shirt ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/how-to-make-a-shifting-rorschach-mask/

Chocolate Genome Sequenced

A French-led research team has sequenced the DNA of Theobroma cacao, a tree used in making chocolate. Specifically, they ascertained the genetic code of one type that is used to make gourmet chocolate. This de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/chocolate-genome-sequenced/

The Beauty of Pixar

(YouTube link) Leandro Copperfield put together 500 scenes from eleven Pixar films to make this super mashup. If you've seen the movies, you'll love this! -via The Daily Whatmovies, disney, mashup, animation, Pixar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/the-beauty-of-pixar/

Buddha Head Carved out of Phone Books

Long Bin-Chen, a New York-based artist originally from Taipei, sculpts books. He's especially fond of depicting the Buddha, such as this sculpture made out of phone books. The artist explained that this is an effor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/budda-head-carved-out-of-phone-books/

Microscope Images of Snowflakes

If you haven't already gotten tired of snowy news, here are some microscope images of snowflakes by Kenneth G. Libbrecht to enjoy alongside the previous Cool Snowflakes and Make Your Own Virtual Snowflake posts. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/microscope-images-of-snowflakes/

Dotklok Shows Pong Time and Much More

Dotklok is an open source digital clock that can display the current time in a Pong style and many other animations. The motivation for DOTKLOK was to combine in one clock a variety of ways to show time —...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/dotklok-shows-pong-time-and-much-more/

Blizzard Hits NYC and So Does Star Wars

We have seen examples of the New York City snowfall in the Snow in the Subway and the December 2010 Blizzard Timelapse posts here at Neatorama. A different view on this extreme weather comes from Henry Hargreaves - a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/blizzard-hits-nyc-and-so-does-star-wars/

"Hidden Mother" Photographs

The seemingly bizarre tintype shown above is an example of a nineteenth-century image created using the "hidden mother" technique, explained at Accidental Mysteries: You see, most infants during that time were photo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/hidden-mother-photographs/

One Man Village People

(YouTube link) Halftime at the UConn-Florida State basketball game in Hartford last week. The performer goes by the name Christopher or Christopher from Las Vegas. -via The Daily Whatdance, puppetry, Village Peopl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/one-man-village-people/

Neanderthals Cooked Their Vegetables

Research by the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian natural history museum shows us that Neanderthals were not all that different from modern humans in their eating habits. They ate grains and vegetables as wel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/neanderthals-cooked-their-vegetables/

The Forty Elephants All-Girl Gang

Did you think Victorian women were meek and demure? Some of them may have been but others could hold their own in London's rough and tumble underworld. The Forty Elephants were a kind of ladies' auxiliary to the Elep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/the-forty-elephants-all-girl-gang/

Charging Bull with Sweater

Street artist Agata Olek covered the Charging Bull sculpture in Manhattan with a pink and purple crocheted skin! But why? "I wanted to make it for all those people who couldn't make it to their families and for thos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/charging-bull-with-sweater/

Bad Science in Movies

This chart posted at io9 exposes the many liberties filmmakers take with science in movies about space. The only two films to receive a clean bill are true stories from history. Link -via The High Definitescience, mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/bad-science-in-movies/

Where Did We Bury that Time Capsule?

The officials of Kimberly, Wisconsin buried a time capsule 25 years ago with plans to dig it up to commemorate the town's 100th anniversary in 2010. The time has come, but no one knows where that time capsule is! The ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/where-did-we-bury-that-time-capsule/

Neato-Puzzle #12

It's time for another puzzle from our pals at Conceptis Puzzles! Yes, every week, we'll be offering a different logic puzzle, today featuring a 9x9 Pic-A-Pix puzzle. Each puzzle consists of a blank grid with clues on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/neato-puzzle-12/

Mona Lisa: All Things to Some Researchers

How researchers see a much looked- upon ladyby Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable Research staffLeonardo da Vinci's painted portrait of the Mona Lisa entices researchers of many kinds to spring into action of so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/28/mona-lisa-all-things-to-some-researchers/




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