Archive for July 9th, 2012

Surreal Short Film - Sarah

(Vimeo Link) This dark little mini flick seems like an ad for a short film rather than a film in its own right. That being said, Sarah is moody, compelling and combines audio and video to maximum effect....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/surreal-short-film-sarah/

Clark Kent, Crook

Is Clark Kent, AKA Superman, a nice guy? Not if you're his employer. Ed Yong argues that Kent has serious ethical problems: When it comes to journalistic ethics, Mr Kent is not so super after all. He regularly reports...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/clark-kent-crook/

Basketball Backpack

Basketball Backpack - $24.95 Are you looking for the perfect backpack for the pint-sized sports fanatic in your family? You need the Basketball Backpack from the NeatoShop. This great little backpack has a built-in ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/basketball-backpack/

Physics Students: Batman Would Die If He Tried to Glide

[caption id="attachment_70377" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Image: University of Leicester"][/caption] It would be Knightfall for Batman to actually try to glide using his cape. Physics students at the Uni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/physics-students-batman-would-die-if-he-tried-to-glide/

Omnicorp Product Line

(YouTube link) "We've got the future under control." Omnicorp is the world's leading security corporation -in the futuristic world of Robocop! The movie won't be in theaters for another year, but the fictiona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/omnicorp-product-line/

Classic Star Trek Gear in LEGO

With this medical tricorder, Type 2 hand phaser and communicator by LEGO artist Tommy Williamson, you're ready for the landing party. Also, put on this red shirt. Yes, I know that you work in navigation. But for just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/classic-star-trek-gear-in-lego/

Overly Attached Girlfriend

Christopher Jobson sums it up well: It’s amazing how a few perfectly placed gestures, about 20 lines of black spray paint in this case, can completely transform two mundane boxes into something so fun. This p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/overly-attached-girlfriend/

Tigger Finally Apprehended

[caption id="attachment_70365" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: China Smack"][/caption] Oh, bouncing is indeed what Tiggers do best. But you can bounce only so many times before the law catches up with yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/tigger-finally-apprehended/

Panorama of Mars

Image: NASA/JPL Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ. Opportunity rover spent the Martian winter perched on the northern slope of Greeley Haven on the Red Planet, and snapped hundreds of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/panorama-of-mars-2/

Instaglasses

We've told you about the Instagram camera concept, but what if you need something even more immediate to filter your visual input? Markus Gerke to the rescue! He created the conceptual...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/instaglasses/

Red Sunburn is RNA Damage

Did you get a sunburn this summer? Know this: that redness you got is actually RNA damage to skin cells. Using both human skin cells and a mouse model, Gallo, first author...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/red-sunburn-is-rna-damage/

Insect Smaller than an Amoeba

How tiny can tiny insects be? Ed Yong of Not Exactly Rocket Science, told us of the wasp Megaphragma mymaripenne, which is actually smaller than an amoeba! *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/insect-smaller-than-an-amoeba/

Giuseppe Arcimboldo's The Four Seasons Sculptures by Philip Haas

Photo: ppaces/Flickr Artist and filmmaker Philip Haas was inspired by 16th century Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo to create fantastic 15-foot tall fiberglass sculptures b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/giuseppe-arcimboldos-the-four-seasons-sculptures-by-philip-haas/

Hippo Attack Mug

Hippo Attack Mug - $10.95 Is your office a real jungle?  Combat cup thievery with the dangerously adorable Hippo Attack Mug from the NeatoShop. This deliciously fantastic mug features a delightfully hostile hippopota...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/hippo-attack-mug/

Le Miroir

Where did the time go. Antoine Tinguely and Laurent Fauchère (credited as Ramon and Pedro in the film) created this short film Le Miroir (The Mirror)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/le-miroir/

Dress Made Out of 50,000 Gummy Bears

For its debut, Twelv Magazine commissioned this Alexander McQueen-inspired dress made out of 50,000 gummy bears: To build the design, stylists Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Mara...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/dress-made-out-of-50000-gummy-bears/

Game of Thrones in Minecraft

Now this is fantastic: WesterosCraft is building the entire world of Game of Thrones in Minecraft. The level of details is astounding! Link - via Kotaku minecraft, Gam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/game-of-thrones-in-minecraft/

The Chap Olympiad

Photo: Matthew Lloyd Forget the Olympics! The fun is at the annual Chap Olympiad [self-starting video clip], which celebrates "eccentricity and athletic ineptitude with the emphasi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/the-chap-olympiad/

A Cautionary Tale for the News Industry

On June 28, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Both CNN and Fox News, in an effort to break the news qui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/a-cautionary-tale-for-the-news-industry/

Predictors of 3-D Breast Kinematics during Bare-Breasted Running

When you have a science graph labeled "Breast velocity" on one axis and "Cup size" on the other, you can bet that the underlying research is covered by our friends at Improbable Research. Link -via Ed Yong research,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/predictors-of-3-d-breast-kinematics-during-bare-breasted-running/

Otzi

(vimeo link) You know about Otzi the Iceman, a naturally preserved mummy found frozen in the Alps. Now the full story of Otzi comes out, thanks to this animated video from Evan Red Borja. Read more about the idea behi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/otzi/

The Furby is Back

If you were a child in the late 1990s, you may have owned a Furby. If you were older, you probably wondered why anyone would ever want one. Nostalgia is reason enough the second time around! Hasbro is bringing the Fu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/the-furby-is-back/

The Coca-Cola Bag

(YouTube link) Coca-Cola, aware that its signature product was being poured into plastic bags in Central America, will now provide biodegradable Coke bottle-shaped bags from which to sip. Who knows? Maybe Coke-in-a-ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/the-coca-cola-bag/

World Heritage Sites in Danger

UNESCO has a list of 38 World Heritage Sites that are endangered. The reasons vary, from political to environmental to financial. National Geographic News shows us five sites that have been recently added to the list...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/world-heritage-sites-in-danger/

Zombie Clock

Zombie Clock - $39.95 Hey Neatoramanauts, what time is it? It's zombie time! The zombie apocalypse is right around the corner. Are you dying for a fantastic way to keep track of how much time you have left? You need...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/zombie-clock/

Kitten Reacts to Sneeze

(YouTube link) A videographer's involuntary actions will sometimes affect the outcome of the video project in a major way. In this case, Wilbur was thrown for a loop, resulting in a viral kitten video. -via Say OMG Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/kitten-reacts-to-sneeze/

On Being Obvious

This post contains an illustrated alphabet about being obvious. If you don't understand why, well, dangit, it should be obvious to you! Link -via Everlasting Blort alphabet, obvious...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/on-being-obvious/

Army's Pixel Camouflage Gets the Boot

After eight years and $5 billion, the U.S. Army admits its pixelated Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) was a "colossal mistake." It may have been hip, but it didn't hide soldiers in any environment -except on the li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/armys-pixel-camouflage-gets-the-boot/

Neatorama Caption Contest: Snoozin' Cat

W00t! It's time for our weekly Neatorama Caption Contest. Today's image comes via one of the neatest blogs on the Web, Cute Overload, who wrote: Jake T. fills in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/neatorama-caption-contest-snoozin-cat/

Queen of the Jail

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader. From our Dustbin of History files: Here's a true story of danger, seduction, betrayal, and a deadly escape. *s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/09/queen-of-the-jail/








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