Archive for August 8th, 2010

Nao, The Robot That Displays Emotions

This robot interacts and forms bonds with people as he responds to non-verbal cues such as body movements. Researchers see potential for the use of robots to assist autistic children or to prepare children for surger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/08/nao-the-robot-that-displays-emotions/

Retrospace

I've just discovered a neat retro culture blog that has apparently never been mentioned here. It's called Retrospace, and is packed with advertising, music, fashion, and magazine covers from the groovy 60s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/08/retrospace/

Best Supermarket Display Ever

Now THAT'S a great way to sell soda! (via Reddit)mario, reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/08/best-supermarket-display-ever/

Does Facebook Need a "Meh" Button?

You can "Like" someone's Facebook status update, comment, or picture. But the company has declined to add a much lobbied-for "Dislike" button. It is, perhaps, too harsh an expression for the refined manners of Facebook...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/08/does-facebook-need-a-meh-button/

Largest Picasso Painting Goes on Display after 70 Years in Storage

Pablo Picasso's largest work measures 34 by 38 feet. The painting, consisting of gouache on canvas, was created as a theatrical backdrop for the Russian ballet director Serge Diaghilev. It's been in storage since 1939...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/08/largest-picasso-painting-goes-on-display-after-70-years-in-storage/

Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved

Computer studies of ocean floors around the world, particularly the area known as The Bermuda Triangle, reveal evidence of massive methane explosions in the past. For years, believers in the paranormal, aliens, and o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/08/bermuda-triangle-mystery-solved/

Outlet-mount Device Charging Pocket

I have four teenagers who each have various small rechargeable gadgets. The chargers are hooked up all over the house, which means cords go everywhere. This little project might make things easier for parents and dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/08/outlet-mount-device-charging-pocket/

Vintage Garbage Trucks

This vehicle is called Leach's Garbage Getter, a state-of-the-art sanitation truck built between 1932 and 1949. You can see many garbage truck designs from different eras and different parts of the world in a roundup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/08/vintage-garbage-trucks/

Valley of the Whales

Paleontologist Philip Gingerich looks for sea monsters in the Egyptian desert. He assembles fossils of ancient whales that died there when it was covered by an ocean. One such whale is the Basilosaurus, which had sma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/08/valley-of-the-whales/

Opera Houses

The most beautiful theaters in the world are captured in photographs by David Laventi in a series called Opera. Link -via Holy Kaw!Photography, theater, opera hall, opera house, music hall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/08/opera-houses/






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