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Fujifilm Shows High-efficiency Thermoelectric Converter Using Organic Material -- Tech-On!

Fujifilm Shows High-efficiency Thermoelectric Converter Using Organic Material -- Tech-On! | Heron | Scoop.it

Fujifilm Corp developed a thermoelectric conversion material using an organic polymer material.

It exhibited a thermoelectric converter module using the material at nano tech 2013, which took place from Jan 30 to Feb 1, 2013, in Tokyo. The company claims that it is the organic thermoelectric conversion material showing the highest thermoelectric conversion efficiency.

 
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Larry Page's asteroid-mining firm launches its first satellite in July

Larry Page's asteroid-mining firm launches its first satellite in July | Heron | Scoop.it
Planetary Resources hasn't had much success getting its asteroid-mining business off the ground, in a very literal sense -- it lost its first satellite,
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New Invention - OpenTrons: Open-Source Rapid Prototyping for Biology

Accelerating research with open, affordable, & easy-to-use lab robots. We empower people to innovate with biotech. Support this project here: ... technology.
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Stanley, the Hammering Automaton: Built from a 2x4 and one nail.

More about this project: This is my entry for the Summer's Woodworking Third Annual (2015) 2x4 Competition. For a long time I've been intrigued by automata, ...
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Watch This Robot Learning to Play with Legos Like a Kid - Singularity Hub

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They say their approach more closely approximates human learning.
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Face-to-face with Han the smiling humanoid robot - Wired.co.uk

"Hello, my name is Han. Pleased to meet you." The computer-generated voice greeting me throws me somewhat, given the remarkably human face it emerges from
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Googles robot dog: Boston Dynamics puts robot dog Spot through training day

Boston Dynamics, a subsidiary of Google, has unveiled a new robot dog named Spot on YouTube that is going as viral as its quadruped forebearers. BigDog ...
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Relive your youth and play with millions of Legos on The High Line

Relive your youth and play with millions of Legos on The High Line | Heron | Scoop.it
Attention, kiddies and big kids alike: Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has deposited 2 million white Legos on the High Line and they’re ready for construction.
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Eye-Controlled Wheelchair Advances from Talented Teenage Hackers

Eye-Controlled Wheelchair Advances from Talented Teenage Hackers | Heron | Scoop.it
[Myrijam Stoetzer] and her friend [Paul Foltin], 14 and 15 years old kids from Duisburg, Germany are working on a eye movement controller wheel chair. They were inspired by the Eyewriter Project w...
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Land Rover's return: Last orders and leather seats for Defender nerds - The Register

Land Rover's return: Last orders and leather seats for Defender nerds - The Register | Heron | Scoop.it
Blighty's Jeep – done in a thoroughly British way
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Incredible MIT Cheetah Robot Can Sense Jump Over Hurdles!

join.quizgroup.com?ref=51347Incredible MIT Cheetah Robot Can Sense Jump Over Hurdles! Incredible MIT Cheetah Robot Can Sense Jump Over Hurdles!
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▶ ATRIAS Bipedal Robot: Takes a Walk in the Park - YouTube

ATRIAS, Oregon State University's Bipedal Robot, goes for a stroll in the park for the first time. ATRIAS was built by the Dynamic Robotics Laboratory at Ore...
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These are the coolest cars you'll never drive

These are the coolest cars you'll never drive | Heron | Scoop.it
Our ability to drive innovation through creative visualization has helped us explore the reaches of space, put powerful computers into our pockets and de
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New Invention - Scratch Duino: Open Source Magnetic Robot Kit for Education

Support this project on Kickstarter: Scratch Duino is a highly customizable, simple and interactive ... technology. New Invention - Scratch Duino: Open Source ...
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Legos Helped One Woman Reconstruct Her Family Memories - LA Weekly

Legos Helped One Woman Reconstruct Her Family Memories - LA Weekly | Heron | Scoop.it
Suzy Lentchner didn't play with Legos during childhood. It wasn't until she was an adult with kids that the colorful bricks became a point of fascination.
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Home - Arckit

Home - Arckit | Heron | Scoop.it

Schools and Students interested in using ARCKIT for S.T.E.A.M. Design and Design and Technology or University Architecture and Design courses please get in touch at:

 contact@arckit.com

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3ders.org - 3D printed self-learning, self-repairing robots can adapt to extreme environments | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - 3D printed self-learning, self-repairing robots can adapt to extreme environments | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
A team of researchers at Oslo University's Department of Informatics has developed a category of robots that, through simulation programs and 3D printing, adapt to unforeseen obstacles.

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Watch this tiny robot assemble itself, carry things around, and dissolve into nothing

Watch this tiny robot assemble itself, carry things around, and dissolve into nothing | Heron | Scoop.it
When placed on a heated surface, the bot's PVC layer will contract, causing it to fold up into an origami shape with legs and a body.
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Napoleon's life rebuilt with Legos for Waterloo anniversary | The Japan Times

Napoleon's life rebuilt with Legos for Waterloo anniversary | The Japan Times | Heron | Scoop.it
It is an achievement that Napoleon himself might have been proud of: a huge tableau of the French emperor's life made entirely out of 1.2 million Lego bloc
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JPL's RoboSimian to compete in DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

JPL's RoboSimian to compete in DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals | Heron | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 31, 2015 - RoboSimian, the ape-like robot developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, will compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, June 5...

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Introducing Tessel 2, a $35 Open Source ioT Development Board That Runs Linux - Softpedia News (blog)

Introducing Tessel 2, a $35 Open Source ioT Development Board That Runs Linux Softpedia News (blog) After introducing you to Lemon Pi, today we are happy to present Tessel 2, a development platform created by Technical Machine and designed from the...
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