Archive for January 3rd, 2013

Eat Up, Baby Star!

Babies got to eat to grow big, and a baby star is no exception. Astronomers studying a young star noticed that it is being fed a steady stream of gas from nearby planets: As...

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Tea To My Heart Tea Infuser

Tea To My Heart Tea InfuserValentine's Day is coming. Are you wondering what heartfelt gift to give your favorite tea drinker. You need the Tea To My Heart Tea Infuser from the NeatoShop. This delightful tea infuser is s...

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Professor X at His School

Patrick Stewart--Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men movies--visited a school with a familiar name. He writes, "This was taken a while ago but hearing best student Logan is officially on board, it now seems a good time...

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How to Create Your Own Papercraft Bookmobile

Bookmobiles are awesome. There's an amazing sense of adventure in seeing a truck roll down the street full of books and wondering what you can get inside. While a paper bookmobile doesn't have that same sense of adventur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/How-to-Create-Your-Own-Paper-Bookmobile/

Sixteenth Century Frenchman Devises Craiglist

Want to sell an old scythe? Need to hire a swineherd? These days, you'd use Craigslist. But five hundred years ago, that wasn't an option. Nonetheless, the idea behind Craiglist was present. Michel de Montaigne (1533-159...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/Sixteenth-Century-Frenchman-Devises-Craiglist/

Bonobos Prefer Sharing with Strangers

Blood is thicker than water, but apparently not to Bonobos according to this new study by Duke University researchers: ... bonobos, those notoriously frisky, ardently social great ape...

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The Flogsta Roar

In Flogsta, a neighborhood in Uppsala, Sweden, everyone opens their windows or goes out in the streets every night at 22:00 and starts screaming! Really. It's a tradition in place since the 1970s. The area is dense with...

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Captain Kirk Sends Message into Space, Gets a Response

@williamshatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we're detecting signs of life on the surface.— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 3, 2013 Commander Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut, is currently on the...

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New Year Resolution

Doesn't this pretty much sums up everyone's New Year's Resolution? Via Neatorama Facebook PageNew Year resolution...

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Star Wars Trilogy Map Illustrations

Artist Andrew DeGraff illustrates non-map concepts with maps. The result can be confusing unless you are familiar with the subject matter. Of course, almost everyone is familiar enough with the  original Star Wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/Star-Wars-Trilogy-Map-Illustrations/

Babies Start Learning Language Before Being Born

Little kids sure pick up languages fast - but what you probably don't know is that even newborn are linguistic whizzes from learning the sounds of their mother tongue while in utero:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/Babies-Start-Learning-Language-Before-Being-Born/

The Creepiest Game You've Never Heard Of

(YouTube Link)Take the works of Edgar Allen Poe, use them as the basis for an adventure video game starring William S. Burroughs and you've only begun to scratch the surface of the strangeness that is The Dark Eye*/e...

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Doctor Who Dalek USB Desk Protector

Doctor Who Dalek USB Desk ProtectorAttention Doctor Who fans! Are mysterious beings attacking your desk and wreaking havoc with your personal space? You need the Doctor Who Dalek USB Protector from the NeatoShop. This Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/Doctor-Who-Dalek-USB-Desk-Protector/

Color of Food Container Makes The Food and Drink Tastier

How delicious is that cup of hot chocolate? The answer may lie in the color of the cup as much as the drink itself: "The colour of the container where food and drink are served c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/Color-of-Food-Container-Makes-The-Food-and-Drink-Tastier/

Gingerbread Amplifier Circuit

Have you ever looked at a piece of circuitry and said to yourself, 'Hey, I want to eat that'? Well, then, Dean Segovis has pioneered a way for you to do so safely. He's created a scale model (left) of a basic amplifier c...

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Kinder Surprise Egg Marriage Proposal

Kinder Surprise Egg , like its name implies, is a chocolate snack with a little surprise hidden inside (the product is banned in the United States because of the small parts it conta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/Kinder-Surprise-Egg-Marriage-Proposal/

DIY Photographs From Space

Quirky, an industrial design company based in New York City, is developing a product that enables consumers to take surprisingly good photos from space, utilizing a weather balloon with a mounted camera inside. The produ...

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Meet Larry, the Vomiting Robot

If you've never had a personal encounter with the norovirus, consider yourself lucky. The virus, which causes severe diarrhea and vomiting in human, is extremely contagious. It gained regained...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/Meet-Larry-the-Vomiting-Robot/

When Sherlock Meets Smaug

After Benedict Cumberbatch was announced as the actor behind Smaug in The Hobbit, it was only a matter of time before people started creating art combining his two most famous characters. io9 has a great collect...

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The Best Family Portrait Ever

A hep cat, his hep chick and a sloth walked into a portrait studio.The hep cat said "Hey man, like, how much for a pic?", to which the guy behind the counter replied "With or without digital retouching?"The hep chick too...

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Panda Cub Kicks Off New Year With New Moves

[http://youtu.be/kv1SzpckDlo] (YouTube Link)Xiao Liwu, the giant panda cub at the San Diego Zoo, is now 22 weeks old. He's close to being mature enough to be put on display at the zoo. In the lively cub's 20th medic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/Panda-Cub-Kicks-Off-New-Year-With-New-Moves/

LEGO Big Daddy

The character Big Daddy from the video game Bioshock was rendered in LEGO bricks by  Pate-keetongu. I love his explanation of the build.There is a lot of SNOT in the torso. Okay, there is lot of it everywhere. But I...

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The Metal Gear Bento Box

In honor of the release of the Play Station 3 bento box, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima put together this amazing Metal Gear lunch to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the game.Link Via That's Nerdaliciousmetal gear, vi...

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Elmo Texting Gloves

Elmo Texting Gloves Are you looking for a pair of gloves that will make your hands super happy. You need the Elmo Texting Gloves from the NeatoShop. This fantastic pair of mittens flips open to reveal a pair of fing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/Elmo-Texting-Gloves/

Move Over, Rover — Here Comes the Space Hedgehog

Stanford University researchers are working with NASA to design a spiked space apparatus capable of maneuvering efficiently across asteroid and moon surfaces, on which low gravity and rough terrain would bog down a regul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/Move-Over-Rover-Here-Comes-the-Space-Hedgehog/

Girl Scout Cookie Brownies

Having a hard time waiting for Girl Scout Cookies to come back out again? Well, this guide to mixing them with brownies won't help, but it sure will be worth bookmarking when they go on sale again because these Thin Mint...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/Girl-Scout-Cookie-Brownies/

Slit-Scan Movie Maker Turns Every Scene Surreal

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwrgobOdd64](YouTube Link)Trevor Alyn has recently updated his Slit-Scan Movie Maker app for Mac OS. As in the video above, the slit-scan photography process creates distortions and lends...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/Slit-Scan-Movie-Maker-Makes-Every-Scene-Surreal/

10 Amazing Species Discovered in 2012

From the insect that was first identified on Flickr to the iridescent blue tarantula to Myanmar's sneezing monkey, this great Mashable list is filled with all kinds of amazing species that were discovered over the last y...

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What Is It? game 258

It's once again time for our collaboration with the wonderfully entertaining What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Or can you make up something interesting?Place your guess in the comment sectio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/What-Is-It-game-258/

The Pony with a Thousand Faces: My Little Pony and the Hero's Journey

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLBa8Rw_zhw](Video Link)In The Hero with a Thousand Faces, anthropologist Joseph Campbell summarized myths and literature from cultures around the world as a "monomyth"--a literar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/03/The-Pony-with-a-Thousand-Faces-My-Little-Pony-and-the-Heros-Journey/




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