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A look inside a casino card shuffling machine

A look inside a casino card shuffling machine | Heron | Scoop.it
This is interesting. I've always wondered what these professional shuffling
devices looked like inside. From what I've read, these machines are capable
of not only doing a random shuffle of cards, but they are also capable of
being programmed with set card orders which the machine can re-order on the
fly by reading each card.

Pretty cool.
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Sueco constrói suicidocóptero

Sueco constrói suicidocóptero | Heron | Scoop.it
Um sueco meio maluco resolveu criar uma cadeira voadora, mas sem balões. Pior, conseguiu. É uma geringonça que parece e é um octocóptero, e digamos assim não é a coisa mais segura do mundo, mas voa.
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Single Actuator Wave Robot #Robotics

Single Actuator Wave Robot #Robotics | Heron | Scoop.it
How great is this robot?! From IEEE Spectrum: In a paper recently published in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Zarrouk describes his latest innovative robot: SAW, or Single-Actuator W…
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U.S. Navy's 19th International RoboSub Competition July 27-31

U.S. Navy's 19th International RoboSub Competition July 27-31 | Heron | Scoop.it
The U.S. Navy's 19th International RoboSub Competition will be held at the Navy’s Transducer Evaluation Center on Point Loma, San Diego on July 27-31,
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Solar Impulse 2 completes round-the-world trip on sun power alone

Solar Impulse 2 completes round-the-world trip on sun power alone | Heron | Scoop.it
More than a year after it took off from Abu Dhabi, Solar Impulse 2 has completed its round-the-world trip. The solar-powered plane landed back again in Abu Dhabi last night, just over tw
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CRACUNS Underwater Drone

CRACUNS Underwater Drone | Heron | Scoop.it
Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System is able to lurk for months, hundreds of feet beneath the water’s surface, then deploy to carry out aerial missions on command.
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360Fly + VR = Geek Tech Dream! | Geek Fantasy

360Fly + VR = Geek Tech Dream! | Geek Fantasy | Heron | Scoop.it
Now there is the 360Fly, a camera that lets you see "all the way around" and it's epic!
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O grande Rali Paris Pequim

O grande Rali Paris Pequim | Heron | Scoop.it
A recriação do primeiro rali de sempre chegou ao fim na Place Vendôme em Paris, depois dos concorrentes percorrerem mais de 13 000 quilómetros em 36 dias. Em automóveis clássicos.
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Running at 150,000 RPM, this tiny motor could help satellites keep on course

Running at 150,000 RPM, this tiny motor could help satellites keep on course | Heron | Scoop.it
The future is small in space: picture Cubesats the size of toasters and Femtosats an inch across crowding the skies. A newly invented motor that's both tiny..
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Engrenages En Bois – Fabrication d’engrenage en contreplaqué – LaGrotteDuBarbu Ep 152 – La Grotte Du Barbu

Cette semaine on tente d’imiter mon idôle Matthias Wandel en essayant de construire un engrange en bois…
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This drone can detect and detonate land mines

This drone can detect and detonate land mines | Heron | Scoop.it
The creators of a drone that can autonomously map, detect, and detonate land mines say their technology could potentially clear the world of these deadly devices in less than 10 years' time
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Stanford Students Build Robot Arms Capable of Playing Dominoes, the Xylophone

Stanford Students Build Robot Arms Capable of Playing Dominoes, the Xylophone | Heron | Scoop.it
There’s a whole division at Stanford focused on developing robotic arm operations. In the video below teams of students developed a couple applications, including a marker drawing robot, anot…
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3D-Printed LEGO-Like Blocks Open Access to Costly Lab Technologies

3D-Printed LEGO-Like Blocks Open Access to Costly Lab Technologies | Heron | Scoop.it
Douglas Hill, a graduate student at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) under Assistant Professor of Bioengineering William Grover, has developed a
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Philae restera définitivement muette

Philae restera définitivement muette | Heron | Scoop.it
Philae, la sonde de l’ESA qui s’est posée sur la comète Tchouri, a connu une mission difficile. Après un atterrissage compliqué, le contact avec la
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Mercedes-Benz shows off the first fully electric heavy urban transport truck

Mercedes-Benz shows off the first fully electric heavy urban transport truck | Heron | Scoop.it
Daimler isn't about to let Tesla own any more 'firsts' in electric transportation; the German company revealed the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck today in..
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Check out Lockheed Martin's robotic blimp inspector

Lockheed Martin's hybrid airships are as big as a football field, and it's a huge challenge making sure their surfaces are don't have tiny pinholes in them
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar due today | Autocar

Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar due today | Autocar | Heron | Scoop.it
The Aston Martin-Red Bull hypercar was unveiled to potential owners at a private event in Monaco in May; we'll get our first look on 5 July
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Gaze Across the Solar System with a 3D-Printed, Raspberry Pi Telescope | Make:

Gaze Across the Solar System with a 3D-Printed, Raspberry Pi Telescope | Make: | Heron | Scoop.it
The PiKon telescope is an open source, 3D printed, Raspberry Pi telescope supported by a growing community of amateur scientists.
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See this odd "ouroboros" robot roll right along

Researchers from Germany’s University of Bielefeld presented their OUROBOT, a “Self-Propelled Continuous-Track-Robot for Rugged Terrain,” at the recent IEEE International Conferen…
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See this inventor's odd bicycles from the 1930s

This engineer, active in Kidderminster, England in the 1930s, appears to be the artistic ancestor of San Francisco’s Cyclecide bike rodeo. (British Pathé via Weird Universe)
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The world's fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles per hour

The world's fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles per hour | Heron | Scoop.it
George Matus was 11 years old when he flew his first drone. "I was immediately hooked," the young man tells me with a grin. By age 16 he was competing as a professional drone racer and acting a
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