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Medieval technology, indistinguishable from magic – Elly Truitt – Aeon

Medieval technology, indistinguishable from magic – Elly Truitt – Aeon | Heron | Scoop.it
Robots came to Europe before the dawn of the mechanical age. To a medieval world, they were indistinguishable from magic
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2015's Top Ten Tech Cars: Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 - IEEE Spectrum

Lamborghinis have always been fast. But they’ve often been infuriatingly balky and volatile. Enter the Huracán, which has finally managed to harness technology to become Lamborghini’s best, most civilized supercar yet. The latest Lambo to be named after a famous Spanish fighting bull, the Huracán showed me its snorting stuff at Spain’s Ascari racing circuit.

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The Automata Blog: This mechanical watch shows the moving of the planets around the sun in miniature

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▶ JET CAPSULE 2015 - YouTube

Jet Capsule is proud to present the 2015 Jet Taxi. From 8 to 12 passengers' seats (+1 pilot) The future of marine transportation is now ! overall length: 7.5...
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Birds' Foldable Wings Could Inspire Nimble Drones

Birds' Foldable Wings Could Inspire Nimble Drones | Heron | Scoop.it
A drone that mimics the way birds fold and flap their wings could improve the design of future unmanned autonomous vehicles, and could even help the machines withstand midair collisions.
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▶ Double Inverted Pendulum - YouTube

Double Inverted Pendulum Controlled by Translational Actuation of the Cart on the Track. Made for an Engineering Physics Undergraduate Design Project at Quee...
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Build a Spirograph with LEGOs

Build a Spirograph with LEGOs | Heron | Scoop.it
From Instructables user robertsseib: Do you remember playing with the Spirograph as a kid? You know, the funny gear cogs you used with a pen to create endless drawings of mesmerizing quality? Well ...
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Area Mosquito Repellent for the Outdoors | ThermaCELL

Area Mosquito Repellent for the Outdoors | ThermaCELL | Heron | Scoop.it
ThermaCELL® | Mosquitoes sure know how to ruin a good time. But this season, you can get rid of mosquito problems with ThermaCELL mosquito repellent products.
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Industrial Automation & Robotics: 10 Self-D... | element14

Industrial Automation & Robotics: 10 Self-D... | element14 | Heron | Scoop.it
Read about '10 Self-Driving Cars-- Would You Try One?' on element14.com. Stanford University’s Volkswagen Passat Junior is outfitted with LIDAR and other sensors for
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▶ 1965 FORD GT40 108 Prototype | Roads & Rides - YouTube

▶ 1965 FORD GT40 108 Prototype | Roads & Rides - YouTube | Heron | Scoop.it
The Ford GT 108 is an important car in the history of racing. It was the first car built by Ford Advanced Vehicles division. The first of four roadsters and ...
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▶ Toyota's Secret Collection Of Race Legends - XCAR - YouTube

▶ Toyota's Secret Collection Of Race Legends - XCAR - YouTube | Heron | Scoop.it
Subscribe for more XCAR videos: http://bit.ly/U9XDKc TMG's facility in Koln hides the next generation of Toyota's motorsport greats, but also its past master...
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▶ Adam Savage's Custom Quadcopter Gear - YouTube

Since getting his DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter, Adam has been flying it regularly to learn its abilities as a videography platform. And as he becomes familiar wi...
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Engineers create stretchable structures tougher than bulletproof vests | KurzweilAI

Engineers create stretchable structures tougher than bulletproof vests | KurzweilAI | Heron | Scoop.it
SEM micrographs of a coil fabricated from aligned nanofibers (credit: (credit: Mahmoud Baniasadi et al./ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces) Researchers at
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This Impossibly Light Electric Bike Is Gonna Set You Back | WIRED

This Impossibly Light Electric Bike Is Gonna Set You Back | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
The ProdecoTech Titanio 29er won’t save you any money, but this electric bike will save you some energy.
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2015 Caterham Seven Models

2015 Caterham Seven Models | Heron | Scoop.it
The new Seven models bookend the entry level 160 and the lightning quick 620R. There's the 135bhp 270 (shown in white), the 180bhp 360 (green) and the 210bhp 420. All Seven models have optional comfort and track add-ons.
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Uma caixa de 6 velocidades feita em LEGO

Uma caixa de 6 velocidades feita em LEGO | Heron | Scoop.it
A maioria das pessoas poderá ter as noções básicas de como funciona um motor de um automóvel, mas passe-se para outros elementos mecânicos - como um diferencial - e as coisas rapidamente começam a sair do domínio do conhecimento público. Hoje vamos falar de caixas de velocidades, e o melhor remédio... é construir uma, em LEGO.
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Pump Up the Bass to Douse a Blaze: Mason Students' Invention Fights Fires - YouTube

The fire extinguisher uses low-frequency sound waves to douse a blaze. Engineering seniors Viet Tran and Seth Robertson now hold a preliminary patent applica...
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'Beer Pong' Playing Robot Showcased At CES 2015 | Video

'Beer Pong' Playing Robot Showcased At CES 2015 | Video | Heron | Scoop.it
With its delicate touch, created by new soft gripper technology, Empire Robotics' "Versaball" robot is out to make grasping tasks easier for automation, prosthetics and space robotics. You'd probably get very drunk playing a few rounds against this r
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▶ Festo – eMotionButterflies (English) - YouTube

With the bionic butterflies, for the first time Festo combines the ultralight construction of artificial insects with collision-free flying behaviour in a co...
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Android Mobile Thermal Camera - Therm-App

Android Mobile Thermal Camera - Therm-App | Heron | Scoop.it
Therm-App™ transforms Android smartphones into powerful thermal cameras, featuring long-range night vision and high-resolution thermography.
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▶ Ford's Secret Heritage Shed - XCAR - YouTube

Subscribe to XCAR here: http://bit.ly/U9XDKc Ford has a shed. It's an unassuming building hiding in deepest Essex, UK. Within its rickety walls lies a myriad...
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Festo – FlexShapeGripper (English) - YouTube

Gripping modelled on a chameleon’s tongue: by inverting its elastic silicone cap, the FlexShapeGripper can pick up, gather and set back down the widest range...
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