Archive for February 25th, 2019

Flags That Generate Energy From The Wind And The Sun

Scientists have created [flags that can generate electricity](https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190211114224.htm) using wind and solar energy. They've been developed using flexible piezoelectric strips and fl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/Flags-That-Generate-Energy-From-The-Wind-And-The-Sun/

World’s Largest Bee Species Thought To Be Extinct Rediscovered In Indonesia

For nearly 40 years, it was believed that the gargantuan bee had gone extinct. The bee, which is approximately the size of a human thumb, [had not been seen since 1981](https://allthatsinteresting.com/biggest-bee):>Th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/World-s-Largest-Bee-Species-Thought-To-Be-Extinct-Rediscovered-In-Indonesia/

Scientists Discover Rare Tortoise Thought To Be Extinct

[The rare Galápagos Tortoise](https://allthatsinteresting.com/fernandina-giant-tortoise) has been thought to be extinct since 1906! Investigators believe that there may be more members of the species on th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/Scientists-Discover-Rare-Tortoise-Thought-To-Be-Extinct/

Long Before There Was Pee Wee Herman, There Was....

In 1950's TV, you mainly had your choice of Westerns (e.g., _The Lone Ranger_), comedy (e.g., _I Love Lucy_), drama (e.g., _Dragnet_ ), variety (e.g., _Your Show of Shows_) - and then there was children's program...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/Long-Before-There-Was-Pee-Wee-Herman-There-Was/

Gummy Robots Help Prevent Disease

Scientists have developed [microscopic, hydrogel-based muscles](https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190208082155.htm) that can mechanically stimulate biological tissue. These biocompatible robots could...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/Gummy-Robots-Help-Prevent-Disease/

Scientists Develop Fabric That Cools or Warms Depending on Weather!

Researchers have engineered a [new fabric](https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190207142242.htm) from synthetic yarn with a carbon nanotube coating that is activated by temperature and humidity, releasi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/Scientists-Develop-Fabric-That-Cools-or-Warms-Depending-on-Weather/

Humpback Whale Carcass Discovered In The Amazon Jungle

A [36-foot-long Humpback whale](https://allthatsinteresting.com/humpback-whale-amazon-jungle) has been discovered in the Amazon jungle and it definitely has people bewildered! No one seems to know how it got there!>Pr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/Humpback-Whale-Carcass-Discovered-In-The-Amazon-Jungle/

Taron Egerton Sings "Tiny Dancer"

In the upcoming movie Rocketman, Elton John is played by actor Taron Egerton. Sunday night, John hosted the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party, and according to the singer, the above perform...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/Taron-Egerton-Sings-Tiny-Dancer/

What Saturn's Moon Titan Looks Like

Exploring different moons and other space objects is both fascinating and boring at the same time. For scientists, there is much to be taken from a mission to venture out into unknown worlds and seek signs of lif...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/What-Saturn-s-Moon-Titan-Looks-Like/

Will The Earth's Oceans Dry Out One Day?

Global warming is relentless. Our oceans are getting warmer and warmer, and there are no signs of it cooling down any time soon, unless of course several volcanoes on the Earth simultaneously erupt. [Will the Ear...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/Will-The-Earth-s-Oceans-Dry-Out-One-Day/

What Exactly Caused Mass Extinction 66 Million Years Ago?

The widely accepted theory why dinosaurs went extinct around 66 million years ago was that a huge meteor crashed onto the earth causing a massive explosion that wiped out most of the living creatures on the plane...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/What-Exactly-Caused-Mass-Extinction-66-Million-Years-Ago/

A Hungarian Version Of "Honky Tonk Women"

A delightful Hungarian version of The Rolling Stones' song "Honky Tonk Women" was recorded by the Budapest band Z'Zi Labor with the Veresegyházi Ladies Choir, and was a hit in Hungary in 1986. This clip was part o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/A-Hungarian-Version-Of-Honky-Tonk-Women/

Dollar Store

An Adult Swim short by Julian Glander encapsulates the disappointments of modern living in a very surreal manner. -via Digg...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/Dollar-Store/

Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet

Webcomic artist Nathan Pyle (previously at Neatorama) posts all kinds of humor at Instagram, from his comics about everyday life to pigeon videos to haiku. Pyle also has a running series called Strange Planet concerning...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/Nathan-Pyles-Strange-Planet/

Studying Bees Through VR

What goes on in the minds of bees? Well, we might very well be able to find out with this new method that researchers from the Free University of Berlin have devised. They used [electrode implants on the bees' mu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/Studying-Bees-Through-VR/

The First Lunar Lander Launch Since Apollo 17

It has been almost 50 years since NASA put a man on the moon, the last time being Apollo 17 which launched on 7 December 1972. Subsequent missions of the Apollo program were cancelled due to various reasons. But...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/The-First-Lunar-Lander-Launch-Since-Apollo-17/

The Island that Wears a Cloud

This island is Lítla Dímun, the smallest of the 18 main Faroe Islands, which is an archipelago between Iceland, Norway, and the UK. Lítla Dímun may be a small island, but it carries its own cl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/The-Island-that-Wears-a-Cloud/

The Scientist Who Took On the Oil Industry to Save Humanity

For decades, people around the world unwittingly poisoned themselves, their children, and their environment with leaded gasoline. Then [one man decided to make a difference and expose the dangers of lead in our f...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/The-Scientist-Who-Took-On-the-Oil-Industry-to-Save-Humanity/

5 Dogs That Saw Something Their Owners Couldn't See

YouTube abounds with videos of purported paranormal activity, some convincing, others not, but those that feature animals I find especially interesting. I have myself experienced paranormal activity (I was warned...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/25/5-Dogs-That-Saw-Something-Their-Owners-Couldn-t-See/

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