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Making cloud chambers for elementary school kids (and anyone else who would appreciate epic DIY science).

Making cloud chambers for elementary school kids (and anyone else who would appreciate epic DIY science). | Heron | Scoop.it
In about a week from now, my lab's Science Creative Literacy Symposia fieldtrip will begin a new season in earnest. Here, I've got a great mix of science grad students, and creative writing MFA's c...
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World View’s stratospheric balloon spends a record 27 hours in flight

World View’s stratospheric balloon spends a record 27 hours in flight | Heron | Scoop.it
World View's most recent Stratollite mission broke some records for the high altitude aeronautics company: the balloon-based stratospheric vehicle managed to..
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O-Robotix spruces up its SeaDrone underwater robo-craft

O-Robotix spruces up its SeaDrone underwater robo-craft | Heron | Scoop.it
At last year's Disrupt NY, SeaDrone made it to the Battlefield finals with its simple, robust and affordable underwater drone. With a few customers and a year..
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Classroom Toys For Kids

Classroom Toys For Kids | Heron | Scoop.it
At Ygrowup we work together with schools to help choose the best educational classroom toys for kids ages 6 months to 6 years old.

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Stratolaunch tests all six engines on its massive rocket-launching plane

Stratolaunch tests all six engines on its massive rocket-launching plane | Heron | Scoop.it
Getting one step closer to actually flying
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o pal-v pode ser o primeiro automóvel voador em produção

o pal-v pode ser o primeiro automóvel voador em produção | Heron | Scoop.it
A PAL-V é uma empresa holandesa surgida com o propósito de inserir no mercado um veículo que pode se tornar o primeiro automóvel voador a entrar em produção seriada. Esse veículo, o PAL-V ONE, é um híbrido entre um pequeno veículo de dois lugares com boa aptidão rodoviária e um autogiro. O preço inicial deve ficar entre US$ 400.000 e US$ 600.000, sem impostos.
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Timelapse of Lego's largest kit construction

Lego’s new Star Wars Millennium Falcon set is the largest model kit the company has ever sold. It contains 7,500 pieces and retails from Lego.com for $800. It’s sold out for now though,…
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See How Leica Builds Its New M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera

See How Leica Builds Its New M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera | Heron | Scoop.it
Leica Camera shares footage from their spotless factory in Wetzlar, Germany, as technicians assemble their minimal new M10 digital rangefinder cameras
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Meccano-Style Marionette | #puppet

Meccano-Style Marionette | #puppet | Heron | Scoop.it
In this model built by Craig Longhurst you can see the marionette lever uses Meccano parts to create a simple ‘catch and release’ of the slack of rope attached to the puppet’s lim…
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Empa - 604 - Communication - e-dumper

Empa - 604 - Communication - e-dumper | Heron | Scoop.it
A Swiss consortium of companies is constructing the largest electric vehicle in the world – in record time.
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Researchers create robots that can team up when they touch

Researchers create robots that can team up when they touch | Heron | Scoop.it
To make robots cooperate with each other and work together, you have a couple of options. The first is to program them to work with information from thei
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A Peek Inside the Space Travellers Watch, the World’s Most Expensive Watch

A Peek Inside the Space Travellers Watch, the World’s Most Expensive Watch | Heron | Scoop.it
When Sotheby’s sold the watch collection of the late George Daniels in 2012, the top lot was the Space Travellers Watch. It sold for £1.33m, or US$2.13m, making it by the most expensive George Dani…
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2017 Goodwood Revival final day in photos; seeing is believing

2017 Goodwood Revival final day in photos; seeing is believing | Heron | Scoop.it
The 2017 Goodwood Revival Meeting ended Sunday largely as it started: damp and dramatic. The weather may not have participated for the whole day, but the period racers from 1948 to 1966 did. Although there were several spins, loops, and wildly sliding cars, the event stayed mostly drama-free—unlike Friday's multimillion-dollar crash of a Ferrar
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You can get your own mini Mars rover for Earth through this new project

Mars is a long way away, and super expensive to get to, so if you have the very specific dream of owning your own Mars rover, it's probably not going to..
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Artificial ‘skin’ gives robotic hand a sense of touch | KurzweilAI

Artificial ‘skin’ gives robotic hand a sense of touch | KurzweilAI | Heron | Scoop.it
University of Houston researchers have reported a development in stretchable electronics that can serve as artificial skin for a robotic hand and biomedical
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Volkswagen's New Camper Has a Loft Where You Can Stargaze

Volkswagen's New Camper Has a Loft Where You Can Stargaze | Heron | Scoop.it
Volkswagen unveiled its California XXL camper van at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, which has all the amenities of a home and could be the future of RVs.
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Novo híbrido da Porsche custa 14 milhões de euros e... flutua

Novo híbrido da Porsche custa 14 milhões de euros e... flutua | Heron | Scoop.it
O mais recente projeto da casa de design da Porsche é um iate. Com 35 metros de comprimento, só serão feitos sete GTT 115, cada um a custar 14 milhões d
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POWERUP DART: The Amazing New App Controlled Paper Airplane That Can Do Aerobatics!

POWERUP DART: The Amazing New App Controlled Paper Airplane That Can Do Aerobatics! | Heron | Scoop.it
After releasing the PowerUp 3.0 4 years ago, which yours truly proudly backed (and yes, it works great!), and the PowerUp FPV, the folks from PowerUp Toys are now ready to release the PowerUp Dart, an app controlled paper airplane that can actually do tricks such as barrel rolls, loops, and stall turns. The company …
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Modelbrouwers.nl • • Albums

Modelbrouwers.nl • • Albums | Heron | Scoop.it
Modelbrouwers.nl is de 'place to be' voor alle fanaten van kunststof schaalmodellen van bijvoorbeeld Revell of AMT. Een forum en plaats om je modelbouwfoto's te uploaden in je eigen fotoalbum!
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Cette machine de Goldberg est complètement inutile, mais absolument fascinante

Cette machine de Goldberg est complètement inutile, mais absolument fascinante | Heron | Scoop.it
On ne sait pas toujours quoi faire de son temps libre. Mais ce YouTubeur a trouvé une manière bien à lui de s'occuper. Et on sent qu'il aime bien se
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Cruise Claims First Production Ready Self Driving Car Title - Gas 2

Cruise Claims First Production Ready Self Driving Car Title - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
Cruise Automation says it now has the first production ready self driving car. Tesla fans may dispute that claim.
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Introducing: The Zenith Defy Lab, With A Revolutionary New Oscillator System (Exclusive Live Photos)

Here's the full story on Zenith's groundbreaking new watch.
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This Week’s Top Photos: the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show edition

This Week’s Top Photos: the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show edition | Heron | Scoop.it
Things are finally starting to settle in the halls of Messe Frankfurt after one heck of an auto show. Mercedes-AMG’s Project One was easily the show stopper. It’s very low and wide and from some angles you get the sense you’re looking at a Formula 1 racecar with a beautiful body draped over it. Then it hits you that you also hav
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Who Invented the Car?

Who Invented the Car? | Heron | Scoop.it
The history of the automobile is a long and winding road, and pinpointing exactly who invented the car is not a simple matter.
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Mercedes-AMG's Project One has landed, and its F1 powertrain has over 1,000 HP

Mercedes-AMG's Project One has landed, and its F1 powertrain has over 1,000 HP | Heron | Scoop.it
It’s the car everyone’s been dying to see, and now it's finally here. Behold the Mercedes-AMG Project One, a road car equipped with the championship-winning powertrain of the current-era Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 racecars. Unveiled Monday ahead of a world debut during Tuesday's opening day of the 2017 Frankfurt auto show, the Projec
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