Archive for December 1st, 2018

CIMON, the ISS Robot

The crew members of the International Space Station have a new friend- a robot, delivered this past summer. CIMON is a small, 3D-printed robot that resembles a cross between Wilson the volleyball from Castaway a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/01/CIMON-the-ISS-Robot/

Why Wilbur Wright Deserves the Bulk of the Credit for the First Flight

We know the story of the first powered heavier-than-air flying machine: Wilbur and Orville Wright, brothers who owned a bicycle shop in Ohio, flew their experimental airplane on December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Ca...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/01/Why-Wilbur-Wright-Deserves-the-Bulk-of-the-Credit-for-the-First-Flight/

The Great American Parrot Fever Panic of 1930

Have you ever heard of parrot fever? It sounds like a craze in which everyone wants a parrot, but it is the common name for an illness that was considered pretty serious in 1930. Some parrot owners fell ill with symptoms...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/01/The-Great-American-Parrot-Fever-Panic-of-1930/

The Controversy of Genome-Edited Babies

Surely, it's a tempting prospect to be able to change the genetic makeup of an embryo to give it enhanced traits but such practice is banned by the international scientific community for ethical reasons. But Chi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/01/The-Controversy-of-Genome-Edited-Babies/

The Watch City: How Waltham Put the World on Time

Before we had digital and atomic clocks, the world used pocket watches. But back then, these were expensive and often imprecise, such that no two watches could be relied upon to tell time. In the height of the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/01/The-Watch-City-How-Waltham-Put-the-World-on-Time/

Neanderthal Language: Were They Capable of More than Just Uggs and Ohs?

This debate is really quite a toss up. There haven't been any conclusive evidence to say whether Neanderthals were able to speak the way Homo sapiens could but since there were studies that showed they interbred,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/01/Neanderthal-Language-Were-They-Capable-of-More-than-Just-Uggs-and-Ohs/

Just Another Day in the Medieval Age

There is just something about the Medieval period that irks me. And for some of the people illustrated in some of these Medieval art, they seem to feel the same way about the day and age they lived in. Look throu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/01/Just-Another-Day-in-the-Medieval-Age/

Ancient Rhino May Be The Origin of the Unicorn Myth

Unicorns are one of the more popular mythical creatures with their horn sticking out of their forehead. It's a horse with a horn on its head, it looks pretty and some children like it. Well, what if the idea for...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/01/Ancient-Rhino-May-Be-The-Origin-of-the-Unicorn-Myth/

The Poison Squad: Pioneering Food Safety and Health Standards for Consumer Products

Preservatives, additives, and other chemical enhancements in food processing is something a lot of us would steer clear of nowadays because we are more informed about them and there are strict regulations concern...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/01/The-Poison-Squad-Pioneering-Food-Safety-and-Health-Standards-for-Consumer-Products/




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