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Cool Hunting Video Presents: The Planetarium Projector Museum

Cool Hunting Video Presents: The Planetarium Projector Museum | Heron | Scoop.it
A gaze inside the world's largest collection of planetarium projectors
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LEGO Technic MB Arocs 3245

LEGO Technic MB Arocs 3245 | Heron | Scoop.it
With 2,753 parts, the LEGO Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3425 is the largest LEGO Technic model ever produced. It has fully independent suspension, double differential drive, twin axle steering and a working crane arm and grabber.
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You don't have to love cars, but you can't make them go away

Hating cars is easy, fun, and fashionable. I get it: they run into people, you might say. They contribute to noise pollution, they turn the planet into a festering ball of hot atmospheric gas. You...
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Reinvented Dominoes Are More Addictive Than Candy Crush

Reinvented Dominoes Are More Addictive Than Candy Crush | Heron | Scoop.it
The Grid, a set of wooden pieces resembling dominoes, is so gorgeous, you won't mind leaving it on the table.
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Nokia's virtual reality camera is designed for filmmakers

Nokia's virtual reality camera is designed for filmmakers | Heron | Scoop.it
Nokia has revealed a spherical, camera-studded device that can be used to shoot virtual reality videos.
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V10 Engine + Motorcycle = Insane 200MPH

V10 Engine +  Motorcycle = Insane 200MPH | Heron | Scoop.it
First came the Dodge Tomahawk, now Allen Millyard has built his own version of the 500bhp 8.0L V10 motorcycle, called the "Millyard Viper V10".  
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Charly-Ann Cobdak mit neuer Ausstellung in Starnberg - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Das Landratsamt Starnberg zeigt diese Ausstellung nun noch bis 28.August 2015. Es ist ein großer Artikel von Katja Sebald
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Um Ferrari como o histórico campeão do Mundo, mas feito à mão... sem peças Fiat

Um Ferrari como o histórico campeão do Mundo, mas feito à mão... sem peças Fiat | Heron | Scoop.it
Peter Giacobbi refez um Testa Rossa dos anos 50. Nesta heresia, que considera melhor que um Ferrari com peças Fiat, correm 400 cv sobre "pneus magricelas".
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Super Mega Microbot « Trossen Robotics Blog

Super Mega Microbot « Trossen Robotics Blog | Heron | Scoop.it
Forum User jpieper has made a 3DOF quadruped robot of his own design, using Dongbu DRS-0101 servos. It starts off slowly, but is surprisingly speedy and exceedingly steady. This robot has since been upgraded with a turret and a gimbal, making it Mech Warfare Ready.
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Next Big Future: Pictures of several of China's large drone designs and some nearly have the wingspan of a 747

Next Big Future: Pictures of several of China's large drone designs and some nearly have the wingspan of a 747 | Heron | Scoop.it
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▶ Got a Light, Tim? - YouTube

Tim's Toy Collection contains a large number of lighters, which Tim is always happy to demonstrate. Some are novelty lighters, that look like something else,...
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Cientistas Portugueses resolvem mistério da sincronização dos pêndulos

Cientistas Portugueses resolvem mistério da sincronização dos pêndulos | Heron | Scoop.it
Os relógios de pêndulos podem ser considerados uma peça do passado, mas há centenas de anos que intrigavam os cientistas. É que, colocando-se dois relógios numa mesma parede, eles acabam por sincronizar o balanço dos seus pêndulos - e agora dois investigadores portugueses explicam porque tal acontece.
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A new artificial compound eye | Robohub

Taking cues from the natural world is growing ever more popular in robotics. This week, in a paper published by the Royal Society, a team from NCCR Robotics and LIS, EPFL present a revolutionary new artificial compound eye, created with the fruit fly in mind.

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See Lego robot controlled by DIY exosuit

Danny Benedettelli built a Lego NXT humanoid robot that he controls with a sensor-laden exosuit, known as a "waldo." For example, when he moves his arms, so does the robot.

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The Ping Pong-Powered Drum Machine #MusicMonday

The Ping Pong-Powered Drum Machine #MusicMonday | Heron | Scoop.it
Ping Pong goes musical in this beautiful new drum machine from students at the Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design. From TheCreatorsProject: The "Haptic Hang Drum" is an experimental instrum...
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Modernizing the NYC subway's ancient technologies

This video from the MTA shows some of the vintage technologies that are still in use to control many of the NYC's subway lines and
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Fotokite's Quadconpter Is Not Legally A Drone, It's A Tethered UAV - DIY Photography

Fotokite's Quadconpter Is Not Legally A Drone, It's A Tethered UAV - DIY Photography | Heron | Scoop.it
So, the FAA (US), the CAA (UK), Transport Canada (Canada, duh) and countless others are taking a stand against drones restricting usage and allowed flying zones and conditions. Especially for commercial use. This is where Zurich-based company – Perspective Robotics hopes to gain footage in an ever-crowded niche. Their UAV solution is somewhat different from the DJI’s and [...]
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Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution

Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution | Heron | Scoop.it
If a city knows what intersections are full of smog, it could add trees or change stop light schedules to improve the air its citizens breathe. Google Earth's..
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Voxel8 Raises $12M To Bring Its 3D Electronics Printer To Market

Voxel8 Raises $12M To Bring Its 3D Electronics Printer To Market | Heron | Scoop.it
Voxel8, the startup behind the first multi-material 3D electronics printer, has raised $12 million to bring its printers to the desks of engineers and..
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Self-Assembly Lab

Self-Assembly Lab | Heron | Scoop.it

Carbon fiber is traditionally characterized by high stiffness, tensile strength, and low weight, making it advantageous for many industrial applications. We have programmed carbon fiber to transform autonomously by printing active material on fully cured flexible carbon fiber and applying heat as an activator.

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Veeco será feito em Gaia e chega em 2016

Veeco será feito em Gaia e chega em 2016 | Heron | Scoop.it
Depois de ter sido revelado em 2012, este desportivo eléctrico Português parecia ser mais um projecto que se tinha ficado pelas boas intenções - mas agora parece demonstrar o contrário, com a promessa de que chegará às estradas já no próximo ano, e a ser feito aqui mesmo, em Gaia.
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Transformers em LEGO realmente transformáveis

Transformers em LEGO realmente transformáveis | Heron | Scoop.it
Já sabemos que os LEGO nos permitem construir praticamente tudo aquilo que imaginemos, mas por vezes lá somos confrontados com criações que levam o conceito ao limite, como acontece com estes Transformers em LEGO.
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Improving Object Recognition for Robots | Robot Magazine

The proposed SLAM-aware object recognition system is able to localize and recognize several objects in the scene, aggregating detection evidence across multiple
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The Massive, 1/6th-Scale Millennium Falcon Is the Prettiest Hunk of Junk

The Massive, 1/6th-Scale Millennium Falcon Is the Prettiest Hunk of Junk | Heron | Scoop.it

Alongside their ridiculously pretty Star Wars figures, at Comic-Con Hot Toys unveiled a new line of 1/6th scale dioramas to go with them—starting off with a gigantic, beautiful recreation of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit.

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