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A New Detroit Coffee Shop Uses Bots And Looks Like a Laboratory

A New Detroit Coffee Shop Uses Bots And Looks Like a Laboratory | Heron | Scoop.it
The Roasting Plant makes coffee without human hands. A bot sucks up the appropriate beans from various clear tubes in the center of the store and sends them through the grinder.
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Ludvik Cejp's Bierdosenstirlingsparade - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Siehe auch hier: http://kugelbahn.blog.de/2015/06/12/ludvik-cejp-stirlingmotor-bierdosen-20544451/
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Máquinas de stirling feitas a partir de latas

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Solar Impulse 2 breaks the world record for the longest solo flight

André Borschberg, the pilot at the controls of the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, has broken the world record for the longest solo flight. Borschberg has now been aloft in the solar-powered plane for...
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Anki Overdrive blends robotic racing with video game hooks

Anki Overdrive blends robotic racing with video game hooks | Heron | Scoop.it
Anki's robotic race cars get a revamp with new cars, new modular tracks and new gameplay modes that infuse the toy vehicles with video game hooks.
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Anki Will Ship The Second Generation Of Its Robotic Slot Cars On September 20

Anki Will Ship The Second Generation Of Its Robotic Slot Cars On September 20 | Heron | Scoop.it
Think of Anki Overdrive as slot cars for the smartphone age. With upgrades, achievements and characters, it's a perfect marriage of smartphones with physical..
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The solar-powered plane flying around the world is finally taking on the toughest part of its journey

The solar-powered plane flying around the world is finally taking on the toughest part of its journey | Heron | Scoop.it
After a couple of false starts, Solar Impulse 2 is finally crossing the Pacific, the hardest part of its around-the-world journey.
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Será que a perna é demasiado grande? Boa Viagem!

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From the Cold War: The Evolution of the Modern Digital Camera - DIY Photography

From the Cold War: The Evolution of the Modern Digital Camera - DIY Photography | Heron | Scoop.it
The history of the digital camera is much older than most would expect.  With roots going way back into the dark days of the Cold War, a fascinating series of innovations have led to the creation of technology we take for granted in our everyday lives. For instance, did you know that the first cell [...]
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▶ TYOC#26/52: Magnetic Target 4Compartments - YouTube

The Year of CoCoRo 26/52: We constructed a fragmented habitat in a pool providing 4 compartments separated by medium-height walls. One compartment contained ...
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Skycademy - Free High Altitude CPD - Raspberry Pi

Skycademy - Free High Altitude CPD - Raspberry Pi | Heron | Scoop.it
We’re looking for 24 teachers (or youth leaders) to take part in a FREE two-and-a-half day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event aiming to provide experience of high altitude ballooning to educators, and demonstrating how it can be used as an engaging teaching opportunity. Over the last few year I’ve seen many awesome uses of the Raspberry …
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UT researchers develop physical therapy robot - KSAT San Antonio

UT researchers develop physical therapy robot - KSAT San Antonio | Heron | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Texas are developing a physical therapy robot designed to help people with spinal cord injuries and stroke patients
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Persona Synthetics: Human Robots Service Company? [Video] | Persona Synthetics

Persona Synthetics: Human Robots Service Company? [Video] | Persona Synthetics | Heron | Scoop.it
UK News: National News & Headlines: Persona Synthetics: Human Robots Service Company? [Video] | Persona Synthetics
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Half-Lego, Half-Real Porsche 911 RSR Is the Curviest Collection of Rectangular Bricks

Half-Lego, Half-Real Porsche 911 RSR Is the Curviest Collection of Rectangular Bricks | Heron | Scoop.it
If you wanted to render a Porsche 911’s trademark curvy profile, you probably wouldn’t reach for a bucket of Lego, the most literally brick-shaped building tool on the market. Apparently, all that means is that you lack the gumption of the Legonauts who built this amazingly detailed half-Lego Porsche 911 RSR, right down to the racing […]
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▶ ROAD TRIP to the Illinois Railway Museum with tubalcain - YouTube

On June 16, 2015--tubalcain took a road trip with a friend to the ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM at Union, Illinois. This is America's largest railroad museum. Plea...
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Alunos de Famalicão construíram carros de F1 para entrar em competições - País - Notícias - RTP

Alunos de Famalicão construíram carros de F1 para entrar em competições - País - Notícias - RTP | Heron | Scoop.it
Um grupo de alunos de Vila Nova de Famalicão criou carros de fórmula 1, em miniatura. Os jovens querem vencer o campeonato do mundo e ganhar uma bolsa de estudos em Londres. País
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Watch Rhys Millen Set A Record For EVs At Pikes Peak - Gas 2

Rhys Millen and Monster Tajima, competed for the top spot in the electric car class, but it was Millen that ultimately came out on top.
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Watch how this beautiful game exhibit helps kids understand ecosystems

Watch how this beautiful game exhibit helps kids understand ecosystems | Heron | Scoop.it

The New York Hall of Science's new Connected Worlds exhibit is a series of six interactive ecosystems that spreads across the walls of its Great Hall, united by a 3000 square foot interactive floor.

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Ultimaker releases the latest version of their free Cura software

Ultimaker releases the latest version of their free Cura software | Heron | Scoop.it
Ultimaker has just announced a completely reengineered (and free) version of their Cura software that aims to make preparing 3D files for 3D printing easier and more intuitive than ever before.
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Avião elétrico brasileiro faz vôo inaugural na Usina de Itaipu

Avião elétrico brasileiro faz vôo inaugural na Usina de Itaipu | Heron | Scoop.it

A Itaipu Binacional fez na tarde desta terça-feira (23) o voo inaugural e a apresentação oficial de um avião elétrico tripulado. O voo foi no aeroporto de Itaipu, no lado paraguaio da usina, na cidade de Hernandarias, na fronteira com o Brasil.

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Bricasso 'printer' makes mosaic art out of Lego tiles

Bricasso 'printer' makes mosaic art out of Lego tiles | Heron | Scoop.it
If you fancy playing with Lego blocks and you're not familiar with Jason Allemann, take a few minutes to browse his work. He's one set of hands behind JK
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Peek Inside Aston Martin's Totally Bonkers, $2.3M Hypercar | WIRED

Peek Inside Aston Martin's Totally Bonkers, $2.3M Hypercar | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
We've gotten our first look at the inside of Aston Martin's $2.3 million Vulcan supercar and it is glorious.
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When One Display Just Won't Do, These 10 Multi-Display Computer Setups Have You Covered - TechEBlog

When One Display Just Won't Do, These 10 Multi-Display Computer Setups Have You Covered - TechEBlog | Heron | Scoop.it
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When one display just won't do, there's always the option of adding a few more, and these awesome computer setups should provide all the inspiration you need.

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Robots Seem to Be Improving Productivity, Not Costing Jobs

Robots Seem to Be Improving Productivity, Not Costing Jobs | Heron | Scoop.it

Nearly 30 years ago, in 1987, the Nobel-winning economist Robert Solow surveyed the impact of IT on the economy and concluded that “you can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.”

Solow’s quip crystallized a frustrating disconnect in the 1980s. Why did an observed technology boom coincide with a prolonged slump in the productivity data? Companies were using computers, but they didn’t seem to be getting any more productive.

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Now there's a cockroach-inspired robot that can squeeze into small spaces - Quartz

They probably won't survive a nuclear winter, though.
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I am a Student | F1 in Schools

I am a Student | F1 in Schools | Heron | Scoop.it
F1 in Schools Ltd is a not-for-profit company established with committed partners to provide an exciting yet challenging educational experience through the magnetic appeal of Formula One.
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