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Friday: July 10, 2009

It turns out that monkeys are quite capable of recognizing bad grammar.It turns out that monkeys are quite capable of recognizing bad grammar.

While that study suggested monkeys were deaf to complex communication, the new research shows that tamarins can grasp at least one advanced concept: prefixes and suffixes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 12:27 PM | Tags (6) | monkeys | grammar | icanhaz | communication | suffix | prefix |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Have a peek at the latest additions to the UN Heritage list of world wonders.Have a peek at the latest additions to the UN Heritage list of world wonders.

Article has a link back to last year's additions as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 11:51 AM | Tags (8) | artsy | heritage | list | photography | photos | un | wonders | world |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Obama added to Disney's newly revamped Hall of Presidents attraction.Obama added to Disney's newly revamped Hall of Presidents attraction.

President Obama spent a few minutes recording his brief speech that will be played when visitors walk into the Hall. The installation of Obama's figure comes after an eight-month makeover was performed on the Hall of Presidents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 8:08 AM | Tags (7) | disney | presidents | attractions | orlando | florida | revamp | makeover |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Turtle named after Obama set free on Independence Day.Turtle named after Obama set free on Independence Day.

Turtle Hospital administrator Ryan Butts said the turtle was set free Saturday on a Key West beach as about 100 people watched. He says it was appropriate to give the loggerhead its liberty on the Fourth of July after being rescued at a historic moment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:24 AM | Tags (3) | free | obama | turtle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

Future farms may be shaped like pyramids and high-rises.Future farms may be shaped like pyramids and high-rises.

Some interesting concepts depict where you may be getting your local groceries from in the distant future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 12:53 PM | Tags (7) | farms | pyramids | high-rise | farming | groceries | future | concepts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Most complete map of Earth to date officially published.Most complete map of Earth to date officially published.

The images were taken by Japan's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (Aster) aboard the Terra satellite. The resulting Global Digital Elevation Map covers 99% of the Earth's surface, and will be free to download and use.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 5:33 PM | Tags (4) | complete | earth | maps | satellite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Rain gutters can double as awesome cable management tools.Rain gutters can double as awesome cable management tools.

Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 10:43 AM | Tags (4) | gutters | wires | computers | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Pinball Hall of Fame to get a brand new Las Vegas address.Pinball Hall of Fame to get a brand new Las Vegas address.

Owner hopes the new location will bring in more tourists.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 8:05 AM | Tags (2) | pinball | halloffame |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

New York City couple decide that they would really like to get married in zero gravity.New York City couple decide that they would really like to get married in zero gravity.

The first couple to have an official 'weightless wedding' according to article.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:44 AM | Tags (3) | gravity | marriage | zero |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sunday: June 21, 2009

Einstein photo sells for $74,000 over in New Hampshire.Einstein photo sells for $74,000 over in New Hampshire.

Einstein had nine prints made. He signed the print that was auctioned on Thursday and gave it to journalist Howard K. Smith. In his inscription, Einstein said his gesture was aimed at all of humanity.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 10:10 AM | Tags (3) | einstein | photography | auction |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

The top six best waterguns of all time.The top six best waterguns of all time.

Also as an FYI, Super Soaker is celebrating their twentieth anniversary this year (supersoaker.com). Congrats!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 1:19 PM | Tags (3) | guns | soaker | water |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 98 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Say hello to the power outlet of tomorrow.Say hello to the power outlet of tomorrow.

Plug is as many things as your circuit can amp up, and power them all on or off with two taps of your toe. I can think of one good reason this would be much safer as a power strip than a wall outlet, however.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 8:25 AM | Tags (3) | outlet | future | power |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

July issue of Popular Science will be the first to feature augmented reality on cover.July issue of Popular Science will be the first to feature augmented reality on cover.

How does it work? Just head over to popsci.com/imagination, launch the viewer window, and hold the cover of the magazine up to your computer's webcam -- you'll see a 3-D landscape dotted with wind turbines pop off the page; by blowing into your computer's microphone, you can even make the turbines spin faster.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 10:55 AM | Tags (4) | popsci | virtual | reality | debut |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

Aviary pulls the curtain back on new online image markup application.Aviary pulls the curtain back on new online image markup application.

Should make things easier for those of us who need to annotate images on the fly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 5:14 PM | Tags (5) | falcon | aviary | editing | images | manipulation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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