Archive for March 13th, 2007

Hubo FX-1 Chairbot.

Remember the Einstein robot? The Hubo lab at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) has developed another cool robot: Hubo FX-1 that basically looks like a walking chair!Hit play or go to Link [YouTub...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/hubo-fx-1-chairbot/

Psychologists Found Out That Nagging Doesn't Work. (Duh!)

Psychologist Tanya Chartrand of Duke University conducted the study of why nagging doesn't work. She started the study because she couldn't get her own husband to do what she wanted him to do:Be careful what you ask,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/psychologists-found-out-that-nagging-doesnt-work-duh/

DIY Star Trek Spaceship Using Office Supplies.

David M Chasse has the step-by-step instruction on how to make your very own Star Trek Enterprise starship (complete with removable saucer section) out of office supplies: Link - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/diy-star-trek-spaceship-using-office-supplies/

Skating with Sails.

Neatorama reader Jeff Stearns saw our post about Windsurfing on Ice and sent this 1925 photograph of people skating on a frozen lake holding sails! - Thanks Jeff!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/skating-with-sails/

Amusing Bathroom Accessories.

Gregory of LA Apartment Therapy sent in this link: a top 10 amusing bathroom accessories.Link - Thanks Gregory!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/amusing-bathroom-accessories/

Propeller-Driven Car.

Behold the Helica, a propeller-driven car invented and sold by Frenchman Marcel Leyat in the early 1900s. This one above, a 1922 saloon car version owned by Jean-François Bouzanquet, is probably only running model...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/propeller-driven-car/

Tinker Tailor Soldier Squirrel

Wired's excellent new Danger Room blog has a "neat" piece on the quest to build stronger, faster and harder-to-kill soldiers using the metabolic secrets of - squirrels!The squirrels are amazing creatures. During the w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/tinker-tailor-soldier-squirrel/

The TARDIS Arcade.

Simon Jansen put a MAME (multiple arcade machine emulator) console inside a homemade TARDIS! Link - via Look at This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/the-tardis-arcade/

DIY $10 Light Tent.

Strobist blog has the DIY guide on how to make your own $10 light tent for a professional quality macro photography studio without spending the month's rent on equipments! Link - via Make....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/diy-10-light-tent/

Jazz Dispute.

A clever debate between Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, played out in musical form! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Ursi's Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/jazz-dispute/

He's on a Roll.

Found at For Your Entertainment (heck, I even swiped the title from his cool blog!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/hes-on-a-roll/

Helvetica Film.

Helvetica, a documentary film by Gary Hustwit, looks at the typography, graphic design, and global proliferation of the Helvetica typeface. Link - via smidigt.se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/helvetica-film/

World's Highest Swing.

The world's highest swing is located in the Oribi Gorge in South Africa, where you can jump off a 33-story waterfall. Didn't You Hear has the videoclip: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/worlds-highest-swing/

Airbrushed Mexican Car Tailgate Murals.

Here's a Flickr pool of airbrushed Mexican tailgate murals: Link [Flickr] - via growabrain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/airbrushed-mexican-car-tailgate-murals/

Cool Marriage Proposals.

Tom Lane proposed to his girlfriend Tina Kilford in a personal film he arranged to be shown at a local theater before the movie (she said yes). For more cool marriage proposals, see this article by Miss Cellania at menta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/cool-marriage-proposals/

Surfing the Amazon.

From Fogonazos:Twice a year, between the months of February and March, the Atlantic Ocean waters roll up the Amazon river, in Brazil, generating the longest wave on the Earth. The phenomenon, known as the Pororoca, i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/surfing-the-amazon/

Metallica License Plate.

Today's coolest vanity license plate was spotted in (where else) Los Angeles!Link [flickr] - via LAist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/metallica-license-plate/

Social Media Website in Cartoon Forms.

What would Del.icio.us, Reddit, Slashdot, and Digg look like in cartoon form? Matthew Inman of Drivl has the sketches: http://www.drivl.com/posts/view/731 - via digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/social-media-website-in-cartoon-forms/

Professional Courtesy is Dead: Shark Bit Lawyer.

An attorney was bitten by a shark while surfing at the Tiger Shores Beach off Hutchinson Island, Florida. Apparently, professional courtesy is dead! http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2007/0...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/professional-courtesy-is-dead-shark-bit-lawyer/

Cosmic Muffin

Check-out this unusual plane-boat, made out of the historic and rare aircraft - “Boeing 307 Stratoliner” (1937). Check out the complete gallery here. Via: Bornrich...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/cosmic-muffin/

Playful Pancakes

Cassidy Lynn is a second-grader who is trying to buy goats for families in Sudan. She designs and makes cat toys called Playful Pancakes, which you can buy through Soft Star Shoes. Each toy is handmade by Cassidy or on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/playful-pancakes/

First Commercially Available Brain-Computer Interface.

The Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) A Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) provides a new communication channel between the human brain and the computer. Mental...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/first-commercially-available-brain-computer-interface/

Simultaneous Volcanic Eruptions on Jupiter's Moon.

This photograph shows three simultaneous volcanic eruptions on the surface of Io, one of Jupiter's moons. The largest volcanic plume, at the moon's north pole, measures an astounding 180 miles high. The photogr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/simultaneous-volcanic-eruptions-on-jupiters-moon/

What's the Difference: Shia vs. Sunni

Image credit: Indi.ca article "Who Will Rule Iraq? (Iraqi Power Players)"[Update 3/14/07: Distribution of Sunni and Shia in the world. Larger pic: Wikimedia - Thanks Jonathan Soeder!]The Dilemma:*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/13/whats-the-difference-shia-vs-sunni/






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