Archive for July 5th, 2008

Say Hello To HAL

Allow me to introduce you to HAL - the "Hybrid Assistive Limb" from Cyberdyne. HAL, is a robotic suit or rather exoskeleton that can be worn by humans to potentially give them superhuman strength by multiplying th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/05/say-hello-to-hal/

Language That Has No Words for Numbers

Can you imagine a language without any word for "one" or any other numbers? Aren't numbers so important that life would be nearly impossible if you don't have words to express them? Apparently not, as scientist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/05/language-that-has-no-words-for-numbers/

U.S. Economy Sucks, So Illegal Immigrants Are Goin' Home!

Here's an unexpected side effect of the economic downturn in the U.S.: more and more illegal immigrants are going back to Mexico! According to informal surveys by the Mexican consulate in Dallas, most of those wantin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/05/us-economy-sucks-so-illegal-immigrants-are-goin-home/

Nanotube Radio

Image: Zettl Research Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California at BerkeleyScientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley (my alma mater, yay!) have just created the world's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/05/nanotube-radio/

Anger Management Gas Station

Photo: Bobak BakhtiariWhen it comes to gas prices, Tanforan Shell gas station (in San Bruno, California - I used to live near there!) owner Bobak Bakhtiari feels your pain. So he installed a dunk tank to let his customer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/05/anger-management-gas-station/

Got a Job in San Francisco? No Housing Assistance For You!

A couple of days ago, I posted about Replate, a movement in San Francisco to help feed the homeless that stirred an interesting discussion on Neatorama.San Francisco, bless its heart, spends hundreds of millions of dolla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/05/got-a-minimum-wage-job-in-san-francisco-no-housing-assistance-for-you/

Wear Your Helmet!

11-year-old Savannah Haworth was riding her bike home when a car ran over her arm, shoulder and head! She was taken to a hospital, but suffered only minor scrapes and bruises. The helmet she was wearing bore the bru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/05/wear-your-helmet/

I Met the Walrus

(YouTube link) In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/05/i-met-the-walrus/






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