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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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Bricasso 'printer' makes mosaic art out of Lego tiles

Bricasso 'printer' makes mosaic art out of Lego tiles | Heron | Scoop.it
If you fancy playing with Lego blocks and you're not familiar with Jason Allemann, take a few minutes to browse his work. He's one set of hands behind JK
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Peek Inside Aston Martin's Totally Bonkers, $2.3M Hypercar | WIRED

Peek Inside Aston Martin's Totally Bonkers, $2.3M Hypercar | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
We've gotten our first look at the inside of Aston Martin's $2.3 million Vulcan supercar and it is glorious.
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When One Display Just Won't Do, These 10 Multi-Display Computer Setups Have You Covered - TechEBlog

When One Display Just Won't Do, These 10 Multi-Display Computer Setups Have You Covered - TechEBlog | Heron | Scoop.it
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When one display just won't do, there's always the option of adding a few more, and these awesome computer setups should provide all the inspiration you need.

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Robots Seem to Be Improving Productivity, Not Costing Jobs

Robots Seem to Be Improving Productivity, Not Costing Jobs | Heron | Scoop.it

Nearly 30 years ago, in 1987, the Nobel-winning economist Robert Solow surveyed the impact of IT on the economy and concluded that “you can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.”

Solow’s quip crystallized a frustrating disconnect in the 1980s. Why did an observed technology boom coincide with a prolonged slump in the productivity data? Companies were using computers, but they didn’t seem to be getting any more productive.

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Now there's a cockroach-inspired robot that can squeeze into small spaces - Quartz

They probably won't survive a nuclear winter, though.
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I am a Student | F1 in Schools

I am a Student | F1 in Schools | Heron | Scoop.it
F1 in Schools Ltd is a not-for-profit company established with committed partners to provide an exciting yet challenging educational experience through the magnetic appeal of Formula One.
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Review: DJI Phantom 3 Professional | WIRED

Review: DJI Phantom 3 Professional | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
The Phantom drones from DJI are beloved for their ease of use. The new version, which adds 4K video capabilities, is even simpler to fly.
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▶ 1100ft Freefall Kiss - Roberta Mancino in Dubai 4K - YouTube

1100ft Freefall Kiss! Roberta Mancino is one of a kind! Basejumper, Model, Freediver, she’s always on the road on search for the perfect thrill. Click here t...
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Mad Max Power Wheels For Kids

Mad Max Power Wheels For Kids | Heron | Scoop.it
The Mad Max Power Wheels Desert Drifters started as a ThinkGeek April Fools' Day joke, but now they may have become a reality.   Thanks to the g
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From the Cold War: The Evolution of the Modern Digital Camera - DIY Photography

From the Cold War: The Evolution of the Modern Digital Camera - DIY Photography | Heron | Scoop.it
The history of the digital camera is much older than most would expect.  With roots going way back into the dark days of the Cold War, a fascinating series of innovations have led to the creation of technology we take for granted in our everyday lives. For instance, did you know that the first cell [...]
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▶ TYOC#26/52: Magnetic Target 4Compartments - YouTube

The Year of CoCoRo 26/52: We constructed a fragmented habitat in a pool providing 4 compartments separated by medium-height walls. One compartment contained ...
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Skycademy - Free High Altitude CPD - Raspberry Pi

Skycademy - Free High Altitude CPD - Raspberry Pi | Heron | Scoop.it
We’re looking for 24 teachers (or youth leaders) to take part in a FREE two-and-a-half day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event aiming to provide experience of high altitude ballooning to educators, and demonstrating how it can be used as an engaging teaching opportunity. Over the last few year I’ve seen many awesome uses of the Raspberry …
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UT researchers develop physical therapy robot - KSAT San Antonio

UT researchers develop physical therapy robot - KSAT San Antonio | Heron | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Texas are developing a physical therapy robot designed to help people with spinal cord injuries and stroke patients
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Persona Synthetics: Human Robots Service Company? [Video] | Persona Synthetics

Persona Synthetics: Human Robots Service Company? [Video] | Persona Synthetics | Heron | Scoop.it
UK News: National News & Headlines: Persona Synthetics: Human Robots Service Company? [Video] | Persona Synthetics
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Half-Lego, Half-Real Porsche 911 RSR Is the Curviest Collection of Rectangular Bricks

Half-Lego, Half-Real Porsche 911 RSR Is the Curviest Collection of Rectangular Bricks | Heron | Scoop.it
If you wanted to render a Porsche 911’s trademark curvy profile, you probably wouldn’t reach for a bucket of Lego, the most literally brick-shaped building tool on the market. Apparently, all that means is that you lack the gumption of the Legonauts who built this amazingly detailed half-Lego Porsche 911 RSR, right down to the racing […]
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▶ ROAD TRIP to the Illinois Railway Museum with tubalcain - YouTube

On June 16, 2015--tubalcain took a road trip with a friend to the ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM at Union, Illinois. This is America's largest railroad museum. Plea...
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Alunos de Famalicão construíram carros de F1 para entrar em competições - País - Notícias - RTP

Alunos de Famalicão construíram carros de F1 para entrar em competições - País - Notícias - RTP | Heron | Scoop.it
Um grupo de alunos de Vila Nova de Famalicão criou carros de fórmula 1, em miniatura. Os jovens querem vencer o campeonato do mundo e ganhar uma bolsa de estudos em Londres. País
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Thinking Inside The Gearbox: How A Manual Transmission Works: Video

The future of the stick shift looks dim. Performance icons like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren no longer offer traditional manuals. Even on enthusiast models like the Corvette, less than half of buyers opt for a third pedal. But all is far from lost. Alfa Romeo's new Giulia will allow drivers to...
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Parrot Unveils 13 New Minidrones That Jump And Glide For Under $189

Parrot Unveils 13 New Minidrones That Jump And Glide For Under $189 | Heron | Scoop.it
Parrot unveiled 13 new minidrones this week, all for under $189. The terrestrial "Jumping" drone got a major upgrade, with LED lights for nighttime..
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The world’s first commercial jetpack will cost $150,000 next year

The world’s first commercial jetpack will cost $150,000 next year | Heron | Scoop.it
Jetpacks could fly out of science fiction and on to the streets carrying first responders and millionaires next year
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