Many know by now that Tampa Bay, Florida hosted the 2014 Bollywood (IIFA) Film Awards during April 23 through April 26, 2014. It was the first time these awards have been held in the U.S. Indian film stars as well as American celebrities like Kevin Spacey and John Travolta participated in the ceremonies. “DoDa Tampa” is a lively dance and music created for the 2014 Bollywood Awards.
MSN listed Motor Trends “Top 20 best-selling vehicles of 2014, so far“. Time will tell which ones make it as best sellers for the whole year.
These magnetically actuated microrobots are not only amazing, they’re NEWWorthy.
Hotels on cliffs are OLDWorthy. But when you see this TripAdvisor collection of “spectacular clifftop hotels” it makes them seem NEWWorthy. Watch the video below to see why Parador de Ronda is spectacular.
Travel Math is a handy tool for calculating flight distance and time.
Say you want to see like your cat in the dark. Or maybe you’d like to see like Superman — at least the infrared part. IEEE Spectrum reported recently on a new grapheme technology that could eventually make this possible in a contact lens. Below GeoBeats News reports on this technology.
Now that we are seeing more and more wearable, pocket-able, home-able (internet of things), and sensor-able (sensors) devices, they should all just work together. There are a number of companies working on that happening. Below is one example.
You probably already heard, but in case you didn’t, Earth-sized planet Kepler-186f is in the habitable zone of its solar system. That doesn’t mean we know it holds life, but it does mean that the likelihood of life existing there is increased. NASA Ames presents discussion on this topic below.
Computerworld reported on the US Navy’s testing of robotic firefighters. THERMITE was reported to be the world’s first production robotic firefighter, but it wasn’t humanoid like the one the Navy is designing for shipboard firefighting. Below is a video of testing its walking capability on various terrain.
CNet reports that the EU voted “to end international roaming charges by the end of 2015.” Sometimes the end of something we have lived with for years can feel NEWWorthy.
USA Today suggests some fantastic castles you can stay at that might remind you of “Game of Thrones” styling. Many of these castles are very old, but connecting with remarkable architecture can often feel NEWWorthy. It isn’t clear from watching “Game of Thrones” what time frame it takes place in, but similarities to 13th and 14th century Earth have been noted.
According to Oxford University Press, their online resources are free from April 13-19, 2014.
CNN reports that 15 new emotions have been identified. They are combinations of the emotions we already know, but apparently quite distinguishable. For example, I was “happily surprised” to learn about these new compound emotions.
Smithsonian Science reported recently on the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation: the Big Bang. That’s NEWWorthy! Below is a BBC Newsnight report about the discovery.
Microsoft Office has been around a long time now, so really it’s OLDWorthy. But now that it’s also on iPad — and apparently had 12 million downloads the first week — it’s again NEWWorthy.
CNN reports on the first time an asteroid with rings has been seen. That’s NEWWorthy! Below is a view on the subject.
Glassdoor’s highest rated CEOs of 2014 according to the people who work at the companies. Might be interesting to see if or how this translates to profits in these companies by the end of 2014.