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The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury

Today would have been Freddie Mercury‘s 66th birthday. We lost him in 1992, the same year Wayne’s World brought his opus “Bohemian Rhapsody” to a new generation. Mercury had a stunning voice, spanning four octaves, and his stage presence was sized to match. To blow your mind, check out this vocals-only track [...]

America: Land of the Anxious and Home of the Stressed

You’d be excused if you’re feeling a bit anxious given today’s economic outlook, but worrying has become a popular pastime for many Americans, even in good times. Taylor Clark, the author of Nerve: [...]

AbyssBox

A few animals have made the deepest depths of the ocean their natural habitat, which means they evolved to withstand enormous pressure. We only get to see these animals by remote camera, unless you happen to be James Cameron. But now Océanopolis, an aquarium in Brest, France, has developed a special aquarium that maintains high [...]

The Physics of Breakfast Cereal

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. Americans eat nearly three billion boxes of cereal every year. And yet few of us know how Rice Krispies, Corn Pops, or any other cereal is made. Here’s a look at the science behind some of our favorite breakfast foods. (Image credit: Flickr user Snugg [...]

The World’s Smallest Computer

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a solar-powered computer so small that it can be inserted into the human eye to help monitor glaucoma patients. Professor Dennis Sylvester explained: In a package that’s just over 1 cubic millimeter, the system fits an ultra low-power microprocessor, a pressure sensor, memory, a thin-film battery, a solar [...]

Hands-Free Sandwich Holder

I swear, it’s real! On the rare occasions when Alex allows lunch breaks here at Neatorama HQ, we have to wear these contraptions. And even if you’re not under that kind of pressure, it’s always useful to have food shoved in your mouth when you’re otherwise using your hands. via Geekosystem