Archive for March 14th, 2011

Futuristic Peripheral Projects a Mousing Surface Anywhere

(Video Link) Celluon has invented a new type of mouse that reads simple finger movements as mousing commands. The evoMouse also appears to respond to finger commands common to smartphones, like zooming. It's prett...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/futuristic-peripheral-projects-a-mousing-surface-anywhere/

Sperm Whales Might Have Names

Whale researchers are tentatively suggesting that sperm whales might have names. Certain sounds emitted during their songs may be signatures: Rendell and his collaborators, including biologists Hal Whitehead, Shane G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/sperm-whales-might-have-names/

Not Such A Great Parking Space

You Tube Link Have you ever gotten really excited over finding a great parking space only to have something awful happen to your car a little later?  In my world, we call this the Parking Fairy and the Ding Demon the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/not-such-a-great-parking-space/

Jumbotron Improvised from Mobile Devices

(Video Link) Rick Borovoy and his colleagues at MIT devised a means to use multiple mobile devices, such as cell phones and tablet computers, to create a large screen displaying a single image. It looks quite simpl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/jumbotron-improved-from-mobile-devices/

Hipster Trap

This photo of a hipster trap is allegedly from New York City. Contents: brightly-colored bike chain, American Spirit cigarettes, can of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, and plastic glasses. It just needs a Moleskine noteboo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/hipster-trap/

Is A Million Bucks Enough to Make You Feel Rich?

A million bucks ain't what it used to be. Heck, it's not even enough to make (rich) people feel rich anymore: Some 42 percent of the more than 1,000 millionaires surveyed by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/is-a-million-bucks-enough-to-make-you-feel-rich/

Pi-Pie Jigsaw Puzzle

Pi-Pie Jigsaw Puzzle - $6.95 Do you love Pi, Pie, and Puzzles? Behold the two-sided Pi-Pie Jigsaw Puzzle from the NeatoShop. Now you can devote your whole Pi Day to the things you love. Happy Pi day! Be sure to check...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/pi-pie-jigsaw-puzzle/

mental_floss Now Rollin' in Dough and Sexy Friends

Congrats to our friends over at mental_floss: they're now bazillionaires with sexy friends. Stan Diel of The Birmingham News explains: “Last August, Mr. Dennis was re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/mental_floss-now-rollin-in-dough-and-sexy-friends/

Albert Einstein's Briar Pipe

That's not just any briar pipe, that's Albert Einstein's tobacco smoking pipe (c. 1948), currently on display at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia - Thanks Jessica!Previously on Neat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/albert-einsteins-briar-pipe/

Tsunami Victim Rescued 10 Miles Out at Sea

(YouTube link) Sixty-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa was found floating on the roof of his house ten miles from the coast of Japan, two days after the tsunami hit his town of Minami Soma. Incredibly, he was spotted by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/tsunami-victim-rescued-10-miles-out-at-sea/

Do You Like Dog?

It took a while, but now I like dog. http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~circus/nanicolle/dog.swf -via the Presurferdog, silly, web toy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/do-you-like-dog/

Stacy Runs Like a Princess

We haven't heard much from Neatorama author StacyBee lately. A new baby takes up a lot of your life, but Stacy managed to find the time to run the Disney Princess half-marathon at Walt Disney World in Florida. The ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/stacy-runs-like-a-princess/

How "Dungeons & Dragons" Changed My Life

Now that Generation X is moving into middle age, they are leading a resurgence of the game Dungeons & Dragons. The game that "taught millions of geeks to socialize, empathize, level-up (in game and in real life) and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/how-dungeons-dragons-changed-my-life/

The Pi is a Lie

(YouTube link)Vi Hart, who knows more about math than I ever will, made a video and two pies especially for Pi Day, which she says we should call Half-Tau Day. She lost me when she said a pie is really 2pi, beca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/the-pi-is-a-lie/

Making a 21st-Century Hamburger

Modernist Cuisine is a six-volume set of cookbooks that goes on sale today. The $625 set isn't for those of us who use a microwave for most meals. This cookbook looks into the science of cooking and the ultimate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/making-a-21st-century-hamburger/

Top Secret!‘s Backwards Scene

Do you remember the Swedish bookstore scene in the movie Top Secret! that was obviously filmed backwards? The magic of shared online video brings us the scene reversed, which is to say. the way it was originally...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/top-secret%e2%80%98s-backwards-scene/

Dr. Frankenstein Now a Hospital Administrator

Well, in his defense, he is an outstanding scientist. Not many doctors can reanimate the dead. Oh, and he has other qualifications: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital has hired a new interim, part-time chief m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/dr-frankenstein-now-a-hospital-administrator/

10 Weird Pregnancy Facts No One Tells You About

Strange things happen to your body when you are pregnant. Since new mothers tend to worry, experienced women and medical professionals tend to gloss over the things you shouldn't worry too much about. Oddee tells you som...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/10-weird-pregnancy-facts-no-one-tells-you-about/

ROTFLSHMSFOAIDMT

Acronyms and abbreviations in textspeak are getting more convoluted every day. Twitter member @TeenDreaming took it to the level of the ridiculous with a Tweet that was turned into this Twaggie. LinkTwitter, tweet, T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/rotflshmsfoaidmt/

Nikes Made from Old Computer and Typewriter Parts

Gabriel Dishaw is an artist as well as an employee of an athletic shoe retailer. One of his most recent projects was the construction of a pair of Nike Air Max sneakers made from: [...] discarded parts including...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/nikes-made-from-old-computer-and-typewriter-parts/

Name That Weird Invention!

It's time for the Name That Weird Invention! contest. Steven M. Johnson comes up with all sorts of crazy ideas in his Museum of Possibilities posts. What should we name this one? The commenters suggesting the funni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/name-that-weird-invention-23/

The Science of Moving Pictures

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Universe. In 1872, Leland Stanford offered photographer Eadweard Muybridge $25,000 to perform an experiment. Muybrid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/the-science-of-moving-pictures/

Happy Pi Day!

(Video Link) This, being the fourteenth day of the third month, is National Pi Day -- a day to recognize the mathematical constant of pi. In this video, the daughter of YouTube user kurtgodden recited the first 500...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/14/happy-pi-day-3/




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