Archive for April 12th, 2009

Thought-Controlled Robot

And so it has begun: Honda has developed a new brain-machine interface technology that allows humans to control the Asimo robot simply by thinking: The BMI system, which Honda developed along with Advanced Telecommun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/12/thought-controlled-robot/

Saudi Arabia: Cheeky License Plates Banned, Child Marriages Still OK

To protect public propriety, Saudi Arabia has recently banned license plates whose Arabic characters spell out lewd words: Saudi plates normally have three Arabic characters and three numbers, but the growing fashion...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/12/saudi-arabia-no-on-cheeky-license-plates-yes-on-child-marriages/

The Hand of God

Photo: NASA/CXC/SAO/P.Slane et al.Actually, it's the image of a nebula surrounding a young pulsar known as PSR B1509-58, as taken by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy blog explains:If you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/12/the-hand-of-god/

Creative Workspaces of Artists

Mel Milton's workspace, more at Melmade The BlogIt's always fascinating to get an inside glimpse into how art is made. Parka Blogs has a neat post about the creative workspaces and home offices of artists. This one above...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/12/creative-workspaces-of-artists/

Dual Quad: Fred Baier's Robot-Like Desk

Fred Baier said that his furniture are inspired by "industrial imagery," but we're pretty darn certain that the deks above, nondescriptly titled Dual Quad, is some sort of a hidden robot that will rise and quas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/12/dual-quad-fred-baiers-robot-like-desk/

DIY Cuddly Bantha

I must've been living in a cave, because I missed this '08 post by Bonnie Burton of Star Wars blog on how to make your very own cuddly Bantha (y'know, the furry elephant-like animals ridden by the Tusken Raiders)http://w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/12/diy-cuddly-bantha/

Only 2,000 Left - The Rainbow That Can Fly

The remarkable Rainbow Finch is found in Australia yet there are only around two thousand of them left in the wild.  Although conservation attempts are ongoing the question now seems to be whether or not this beauti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/12/only-2000-left-the-rainbow-that-can-fly/

Typographical Bird Houses

It's springtime and birds are building nests in commercial advertising signs.  Inquiring minds want to know: do birds have a favorite font?Link - via dinosaursandrobotsFrom the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/12/typographical-bird-houses/

Pilot Lands Plane With One Wing

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y90vnB6gUME][YouTube - Link]To the horror of spectators, this stunt plane begins to tailspin toward the ground when it loses its right wing in midair.  Amazingly, at the last...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/12/pilot-lands-plane-with-one-wing/

16 Creative Ways to Upcycle Before You Recycle

If you're like the most of us, what you do to your junk is just throw them in one bin. Of course, there are also these people that segregate plastics from this and that. And then, there's upcycling:The recyclers a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/12/16-creative-ways-to-upcycle-before-you-recycle/

Tweenbots

(blip TV link) Kacie Kinzer's Tweenbots experiment is less about robots and more about human nature. She designed small cardboard robots with smiling faces that will move only forward. Kinzer then would set a robot d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/12/tweenbots/

Pit Bull Hatches Easter Chickies

Happy Easter everyone. For your viewing pleasure, here's an ultimately gentle pit bull with sweet little chicks. Link Via Cute Overloadchicks, Easter, pit bulls...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/12/pit-bull-hatches-easter-chickies/

Susan Boyle's Got Talent

(Daily Motion link) 48-year-old Susan Boyle always dreamed of becoming a professional singer. When she walked out on the stage of the TV show Britain's Got Talent, no one expected her to do well. Miss B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/12/susan-boyles-got-talent/
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