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Standing in Line? Boo. Try Nissan's Self-Driving Chairs

Standing in Line? Boo. Try Nissan's Self-Driving Chairs | Heron | Scoop.it
With its built-in cameras, the high-tech chair "detects and automatically follows the chair ahead of it."
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The Strange Victorian Computer That Generated Latin Verse

The Strange Victorian Computer That Generated Latin Verse | Heron | Scoop.it
Called the Eureka, it may have influenced Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace.
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Kúla Bebe mirror based lens adaptor turns your smartphone into a true 3D camera

Kúla Bebe mirror based lens adaptor turns your smartphone into a true 3D camera | Heron | Scoop.it
With so much of modern technology going 3D these days, it's a little bit surprising there is no smartphone available (yet) with 3D capture capabilities. A compact mirror driven adapter called Kúla Bebe hopes to change that.
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Amsterdam's autonomous canal boats, and more in the week that was

Amsterdam's autonomous canal boats, and more in the week that was | Heron | Scoop.it
Hydrogen-powered cars and planes are on the rise, and this week Germany announced plans to launch the world's first completely hydrogen-powered passenge
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Dyson CSYS is a desk lamp that moves effortlessly and costs a fortune

Dyson CSYS is a desk lamp that moves effortlessly and costs a fortune | Heron | Scoop.it

I had no idea Dyson made desk lamps. The CSYS is the overall name for what
is currently two different lighting systems offered by Dyson. The products
are differentiated by their name and purpose -- CSYS Floor for a room lamp
and CSYS desk for a desk lamp.

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Bloodhound's land speed record revived by Chinese car giant

Bloodhound's land speed record revived by Chinese car giant | Heron | Scoop.it
Bloodhound will, eventually, maybe, probably attempt to break the world land speed record next year. The project has been hit by countless delays, but ne
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Prusa I3 MK2 3D, the first printer to auto-calibrate its geometry!

Prusa I3 MK2 3D, the first printer to auto-calibrate its geometry! | Heron | Scoop.it
Prusa3D (a company that currently ships 1000 printers every month) announced a big firmware update for the Prusa I3 MK2 model that focuses on the current day
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Airboard personal mobility scooter from Motor Norway, FreeGoChina scooter – ARMdevices.net

Airboard personal mobility scooter from Motor Norway, FreeGoChina scooter – ARMdevices.net | Heron | Scoop.it
The primary scooter shown here is the Airboard, product of a company from Norway.
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Bye, Bye Rosetta — We'll Miss You! - Universe Today

Bye, Bye Rosetta — We'll Miss You! - Universe Today | Heron | Scoop.it
The Rosetta comet probe will leave its flyover orbit today to prepare for its dramatic free-fall descent to the surface of Comet 67P/C-G on Friday morning Sept. 30.
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Fastbrick Robotics Hadrian X Digital Construction System

New animation of the Hadrian X featuring Peter Maddison from Grand Designs Australia. "This dynamic simulation does not show all the components of th
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Backed by Lasers, Robotic Rovers Defend the Desert Tortoise

With an app and user-controlled rovers, Tim Shields is gamifying conservation—and it's awesome.
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DIY: Object Tracking & Following on Drones

So you want to give your drone object tracking and following capability? shashankvkt8 has shared a guide that shows how to use a camera mounted on a 3-axis gimbal to track objects.
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Functional prototyping at ABB Robotics | Ultimaker

Functional prototyping at ABB Robotics | Ultimaker | Heron | Scoop.it
Created through open-source collaboration, Ultimaker’s premium 3D printers are highly reliable and enjoyed by professional makers all over the world.
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10 Unique Water Machines

10 Unique Water Machines | Heron | Scoop.it
High T3ch is a blog on fun technology. Videos, gadgets, documentaries and all the fun tech stuff.
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Airworld 3D adds radical direct drive to create the complete dual extruder 3D printer

Airworld 3D adds radical direct drive to create the complete dual extruder 3D printer | Heron | Scoop.it
Airwolf 3D has added its new direct drive extrusion system to the AXIOM Dual Extruder 3D printer. Is this the most complete dual extruder 3D printer in its class now? It just might be.
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Six sun-powered ships

Six sun-powered ships | Heron | Scoop.it
By Cat DiStasio

The vast majority of boats rely on fossil fuels that tax the environment. Fortunately, alternative energy is on the rise in the marine world
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2016 Best Driver’s Car

2016 Best Driver’s Car | Heron | Scoop.it
Motor Trend's annual supercar showdown icnludes 12 amazing rides, like the Acura NSX, Jaguar F-Type SVR, Audi R8 V10, McLaren 570S, Camaro SS and more. We wonder if the results would have been different if the Corvette Grand Sport showed up. Watch them drag race here.
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Glimpsing the Evolution of Glass Lenses in Three Centuries of Microscopes

Glimpsing the Evolution of Glass Lenses in Three Centuries of Microscopes | Heron | Scoop.it
CORNING, NY — To closely inspect the evolution of the microscope, the Corning Museum of Glass is highlighting the lens-making behind the optical tool. “No one’s really had glassmakers look into this,” Marvin Bolt, curator of science and technology at the museum and the
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This Solar Car Charges Itself While It’s Parked On The Street

This Solar Car Charges Itself While It’s Parked On The Street | Heron | Scoop.it
FastCoExist has a piece on the new self-charging solar car from Sono Motors. If the battery runs out on a new electric car when you aren’t near a power outlet—in the middle of the wilderness on a c…
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Ce petit drone arrive à voler… sans batterie

Ce petit drone arrive à voler… sans batterie | Heron | Scoop.it
Avec la multiplication des normes sans fil, le dernier lien mécanique qui existe sur les machines est bien souvent lié à l’alimentation et la batterie.
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TiniJet : la première découpe jet d’eau de niveau industriel accessible à tous les ateliers

TiniJet : la première découpe jet d’eau de niveau industriel accessible à tous les ateliers | Heron | Scoop.it
TiniJet développée par DeuroS et présentée lors du dernier CES, est une machine de découpe au jet d’eau. Elle est maintenant commercialisée pour une livraison
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Meet 'Octobot', the world's first entirely soft and autonomous robot

Meet 'Octobot', the world's first entirely soft and autonomous robot | Heron | Scoop.it
A team of Harvard University researchers has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot.
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Letrons Transformer Robot Car

Plenty of people have tried to build transformer robots in the past. Letvision has managed to build a car that transforms into a standing robot to put on a show. It has a handheld remote control.
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Tweet from @Bellematthews

Tweet from @Bellematthews | Heron | Scoop.it
"Victor Scheinman, Assembly Line Robot Inventor, Dies at 73" The Scheinman Stanford Arm, developed in 1969, was ada… https://t.co/7cR7G1Hjwz
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