Archive for September 20th, 2011

3D Printer Used To Fabricate Artificial Blood Vessels

3D printers have been used to create some amazing things, from robot parts to minecraft models to flexible solar panels, but nothing compares to being able to print out body parts for surgery! In Germany, researchers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/3d-printer-used-to-fabricate-artificial-blood-vessels/

Strange Sculptures Of Fetal Superheroes

Geez, Superman's hair looks perfect even as a fetus! Tongue in cheek and encased in clear resin to complete that medical specimen look, this has to be the first time that superfolks have undergone a prenatal makeover...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/strange-sculptures-of-fetal-superheroes/

Dexter Intro

(YouTube link) Ty Mattson constructed an alternate show intro for the Showtime series Dexter that is reminiscent of Saul Bass' movie titles from the '60s. Groovy! The video is based on a series of posters M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/dexter-intro/

Maquette Of The Mysterious Hatbox Ghost

This maquette of the Hatbox Ghost, a mysterious figure that appeared briefly in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion before seemingly disappearing off the face of the earth, was made by Kevin and Jody Kidney in celebration o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/maquette-of-the-mysterious-hatbox-ghost/

Signs for Retirement Home Are Pretty, But Potentially Confusing

On the other hand, maybe trying to figure out where they are will help the residents of this Zürich retirement home will keep their minds active. Anyway, this design by Information Architects is certainly aesthetica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/signs-for-retirement-home-are-pretty-but-potentially-confusing/

DC Universe Online Is Going Free To Play

The DC Universe is going through some major changes, both in the comics and now online, so there's never been a better time to dive in and see what the buzz is all about. And if you haven't played DC Universe online...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/dc-universe-online-is-going-free-to-play/

The Dark Side Of Adventure Time

This is what Finn from Adventure Time would look like if Frank Miller drew up the character design. Drawn in stark comic style by John Suarez, this battle scarred and bloody Finn is not to be f@%#d with. Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/the-dark-side-of-adventure-time/

Karl Marx's Epic Beard Made Even More Epic!

Yes, that's a giant steel wool sculpture of Karl Marx's epic beard by Ukrainian artist Nataliya Slinko for your bourgeois viewing pleasure. Via Eyeteeth beard, Karl Marx, Nataliya Slinko...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/karl-marxs-epic-beard-made-even-more-epic/

Marge Simpson's Letter to the First Lady

Barbara Bush, the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993, didn't think much of The Simpsons, and said so publicly. Marge Simpson took offense and wrote a polite but firm letter objecting to Bush's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/marge-simpsons-letter-to-the-first-lady/

The Funnel Wall of Dresden

The Neustadt Kunsthofpassage, if I understand my sources correctly, is an artsy neighborhood in Dresden. One wall of a building there is covered with funnels and gutters shaped like musical instruments. It's like a R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/the-funnel-wall-of-dresden/

Amazing Body Part Sculptures Made Of Bread

This might look like a crime scene photo, or something out of Dahmer's personal collection, but believe it or not these amazing body part sculptures are made entirely out of bread. Created by Thai baker/sculptor Kitt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/amazing-body-part-sculptures-made-of-bread/

Tom Selleck's Mustache Can Improve Any Movie

(Video Link) YouTube user Buchan39 has figured it out: adding Tom Selleck's iconic mustache immediately elevates the quality of any movie. Toy Story? Check. American Beauty? Check. The Exorcist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/tom-sellecks-mustache-can-improve-any-movie/

Sound Tank for the DJ in the Most Dangerous Working Conditions

German artist Nik Nowak is prepared for the worst DJing assignments. His tank is an enormous sound system mounted on the chassis of a tracked dumper. When he's in position, he can lift the body of the tank forward to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/sound-tank-for-the-dj-in-the-most-dangerous-working-conditions/

Canada Issues Legal Tender Coins with Imaginary Monsters on Them

Canada's Royal Mint has introduced a line of quarter dollar coins with native cryptids on them. One one side, you can find Queen Elizabeth II. On the other, you'll see variously Memphré, which is a reptilian monster...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/canada-begins-issuing-legal-tender-coins-with-imaginary-monsters-on-them/

Shark Steroids Can Prevent Human Viruses

The steroid squalamine, found in dogfish sharks, has been found to fight viruses that are difficult or impossible to treat once transmitted to humans. Squalamine is a potential cure-all remedy than may even have the pote...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/shark-steroids-can-prevent-human-viruses/

Dominic Wilcox's Watch Sculptures

(Video Link) Dominic Wilcox is a very imaginative artist whose work we've featured extensively at Neatorama. His latest project is a real treat: moving human figures inside watches. The results are often quite amusi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/dominic-wilcoxs-watch-sculptures/

World's Largest Sperm Bank Says No to Gingers

It may be hard being a ginger seal pup, but it ain't a walk in the park for humans as well. Add this to the long list of insults that redheads suffer: ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/worlds-largest-sperm-bank-says-no-to-gingers/

How Websites Looked Ten Years Ago

Back in 2001, you'd have to mail in money orders to pay for online shopping. Wikipedia had just launched, and research was probably still done by reading books. Things have changed. What do you remember about the int...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/how-websites-looked-ten-years-ago/

Scientists Created All Metal Cell

We've previously reported that University of Glasgow scientist Lee Cronin (who must've never seen sci-fi movies - helloo! Terminator T-1000?) was trying to create all-metal l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/scientists-created-all-metal-cell/

Come Fly the Busy Skies

Photo: D. Byron Darby D. Bryon Darby's new home in Arizona, is directly within the flight path of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, so what's a photographer to do? He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/come-fly-the-busy-skies/

Forget Computers, Here's How to Study Smart

Don't study hard ... study smart, instead. According to a new study, a technique developed by Ken Kiewra of University of Nebraska-Lincoln's can boost test scores by 29 to 63 percent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/forget-computers-heres-how-to-study-smart/

Pirate Riddles for the Sophisticated Buccaneers

These ain't no pirate riddles for no dumb landlubbers! Kevin Shay wrote a list of sophisticated pirate riddles for McSweeney: Q: What’s a pirate’s favorite asp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/pirate-riddles-for-the-sophisticated-buccaneers/

2011 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

(YouTube link) The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The 21st annual Ig Nobel Prizes will be awarded on Thursday, September...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/2011-ig-nobel-prize-ceremony/

Pixel Pad (Like)

Pixel Pad (Like) - $3.95 Do you feel the need to tell people when you really, really like something? You need the Pixel Pad (Like) from the NeatoShop. This handy dandy pad come with 200 thumbs up sticky notes.  Go ahea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/pixel-pad-like/

Ancient Swedish Fishers Put Human Heads On Stakes

Swedish archaeologists have pulled a trove of 8,000-year-old human skulls from a peat bog that was formerly a lake near Motala, Sweden. The rituals at Kanaljorden were conducted on a massive stone pavement constructed o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/ancient-swedish-fishers-put-human-heads-on-stakes/

Sphero Robotic Ball

(vimeo link) This ball rolls around, light up, and acts like it has a mind of its own, which makes it the perfect cat toy. It does not have a mind of its own -it's you, controlling it by Bluetooth!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/sphero-robotic-ball/

How to Make American Cheese

A lot of people look down their noses at processed American cheese, but deep down inside, a lot of us see it as a combination of comfort food and convenience food. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could make it at home?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/how-to-make-american-cheese/

Nerf Battle

(YouTube link) How do you make a Nerf gun fight into something special? Special effects, that's how! -Thanks, Chris M!Guns, Nerf, explosions, gunfight...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/nerf-battle/

Resident Evil Executioner Costume

Collin wanted a badass costume for DragonCon and built this epic recreation of the Executioner from the movie Resident Evil: Afterlife. He worked on it for the better part of a year! The extra couple feet in height c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/resident-evil-executioner-costume/

Music from a Dry Cleaner

(YouTube link)Experimental musician Diego Stocco passes in front of a dry-cleaning establishment almost every day. The sounds that came from the machinery there fascinated him, so he got permission from the owner to turn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/20/music-from-a-dry-cleaner/




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