Archive for June 1st, 2006

RoboCup Championship: Soccer-Playing Robots.

The RoboCup World Championship, the nerdy equivalent of soccer's World Cup in Germany, has a lofty goal: to create androids that can beat soccer's human top players by the year 2050. And oh, do a little artificial...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/robocup-championship-soccer-playing-robots/

Tiger and Piglets.

I've seen these cute photos of a tiger and piglets circulating round the Net before, but I didn't know the background story until now:Sai Mai, a 26-month-old female tiger, plays with baby pigs at a zoo in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/tiger-and-piglets/

Styrofoam Robot.

Michael Salter built this very cool robot sculpture out of styrofoam!http://www.copyrightsalter.com/situnk_6.html - via WMMNA...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/styrofoam-robot/

Cyborg Hand Controlled by Thought Alone.

Yakiyasu Kamitani of the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, has developed a robot hand that is controlled by the power of thoughts alone!The robotic hand mimics the movemen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/cyborg-hand-controlled-by-thought-alone/

World's Heaviest Dinosaur.

College of Eastern Utah paleontologists discovered what appeared to be the largest and heaviest armored dinosaur ever to walk on Earth:The report said the specimen weighed more than 10,000 pounds, m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/worlds-heaviest-dinosaur/

M.C. Escher in Lego.

MC Escher Balcony (1945) in Lego:MC Escher Relativity (1953) in Lego:MC Escher Belvedere (1958) in Lego:MC Escher Ascending and Descending (1960) in Lego:MC Escher Waterfall (1961) in Lego:I think the origina...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/mc-escher-in-lego/

Top 10 Signs You're at a Redneck Wedding.

Top 10 Signs You're at a Redneck Wedding:10. Rehearsal dinner held at Hooters 9. Instead of "Friends of the bride or friends of the groom?" ushers ask "Ford Or Chevy?"*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/top-10-signs-youre-at-a-redneck-wedding/

Pi Pie.

This Pi Pie was made by Flickr user megpi on pi day (3/14). Fantastic!Link | Apparently, there's a lot of pi pies on Flickr: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/pi-pie/

Balloon Molecules.

A trio of German scientists modelled chemical molecules, some shown above, using balloons! I suppose they're popular at parties...Link - via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/balloon-molecules/

Satellite Photos Show Destruction of Entire Community in Zimbabwe.

Amnesty International released satellite photos showing the destruction of an entire community of Porta Farm, Zimbabwe by government forces."These satellite images are irrefutable evidence --...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/satellite-photos-show-destruction-of-entire-community-in-zimbabwe/

Poison Turns Man into a Real Zombie

Apparently, zombies are not just for movies - the story of Clairvius Narcisse of Haiti is the only real-life documented case of someone being made into a zombie by use of poisons:The story begins in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/poison-turns-man-into-a-real-zombie/

Submarine on a Beach.

From digg: A few cool photos of a Typhoon (941 Akula) sub, the largest ever built, as it made a pass near a beach. When you look at the photo, just think of the 20 ICBMs it's carrying onboar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/submarine-on-a-beach/

Graphic Anti-Smoking Warnings.

UK Department of Health are asking the public to choose a series of graphic warnings that will appear on cigarette packets:Evidence shows that images have a greater impact than written health warning...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/graphic-anti-smoking-warnings/

Drywall Faces.

Neatorama reader Bruno sent this neat photo of faces in drywall dust and said:My dad came home from work today with his back smeared with drywall/dust. The dust has AT LEAST 3 faces in it. Two of them are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/drywall-faces/

Lego Aircraft Carrier in Water.

Checkout this giant Lego version of USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, by Brickshelf user Weebleleezer. We've featured this one before, actually, but it's nice to see the Lego aircraft carrier in water! ht...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/lego-aircraft-carrier-in-water/

Star Wars Insects.

Entomologists Arnold Menke and David Vincent named new wasp species after their favorite Star Wars characters: Polemistus chewbacca, Polemistus vaderi, and Polemistus yoda.http://www.st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/01/star-wars-insects/




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