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Black Ark in Lego: Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Famed Studio Recreated

Black Ark in Lego: Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Famed Studio Recreated | Heron | Scoop.it
Words by Jesse Serwer— A while back we announced an open call for Lee “Scratch” Perry-inspired art, with a box set edition of Perry’s classic Blackboard Jungle Dub  from Get On Do... (Reggae Legos!
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Six gadgets made from LEGO bricks

Six gadgets made from LEGO bricks | Heron | Scoop.it
By Cat DiStasio

When kids play with LEGO bricks, their creations are limited only by their imaginations. A few colorful blocks can become a spacecraft,
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Aston Martin’s Custom-Made Roadster Is Most Certainly Not for You

Aston Martin’s Custom-Made Roadster Is Most Certainly Not for You | Heron | Scoop.it
The Brits based this special roadster on the GT12 Coupe, voting to ditch the roof hear the naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 roar.
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The Mill Blackbird

The Mill Blackbird | Heron | Scoop.it
Creating commercials for new cars can be challenging because the cars aren't always yet in production. The Mill's amazing contraption acts a stand-in for virtually any car, simulating its length, width, wheels, and driving dynamics. CG artists can then wrap it in any virtual body.
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Solar Impulse 2 completes first ever solar-powered Atlantic flight

Solar Impulse 2 completes first ever solar-powered Atlantic flight | Heron | Scoop.it
Solar Impulse 2 has successfully crossed the Atlantic — the first journey of its kind made by a solar-powered plane. The experimental aircraft set off from New York on Monday and lande
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Aston Martin is going to make 99 Vanquish Zagatos, because Aston Martin loves you

Aston Martin is going to make 99 Vanquish Zagatos, because Aston Martin loves you | Heron | Scoop.it
As grand touring cars go, they don't get much more beautiful than the Vanquish Zagato that Aston Martin revealed as a concept several weeks ago. At the time, Aston didn't reveal an
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Arduino Blog – Scubo is an omnidirectional robot for underwater exploration

Arduino Blog – Scubo is an omnidirectional robot for underwater exploration | Heron | Scoop.it
A team from ETH Zurich has created an incredible submersible robot called Scubo as a way to scan entire coral reefs.
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British F1 Sidecars - Round 1 - 2016 - Oulton Park

The exciting world of F1 Sidecars moves into a new era of racing. F1 Sidecar Racing fits in right at the top of motorcyle sport alongside the Britis
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Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology

Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology | Heron | Scoop.it
A 10-year-long megaproject will go beyond quantum computing and cryptography to advance other emerging technologies
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Watch this robotic arm swap fresh batteries into an autonomous drone

Watch this robotic arm swap fresh batteries into an autonomous drone | Heron | Scoop.it
There are a bunch of companies selling autonomous drones to mining and construction companies. SkyCatch is working with Komatsu, the largest builder in Japan. And Kesprey is trying ou
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Elaborate Hand-Cranked Automata by Dave Hall

Elaborate Hand-Cranked Automata by Dave Hall | Heron | Scoop.it

he mechanics for creating a basic hand-cranked toy automata aren't particularly complex. A few pieces of wood, a crank, and a some bent wires and it's possible to produce some basic movements. 

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Soft-bodied robots: Actuators inspired by muscle | Robohub

Soft-bodied robots: Actuators inspired by muscle | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it


To make robots more cooperative and have them perform tasks in close proximity to humans, they must be softer and safer. A new actuator ... generates movements similar to those of skeletal muscles using vacuum power to automate soft, rubber beams.
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When drones go pro

When drones go pro | Heron | Scoop.it
As drone pilots step out of isolated hobbyist groups and into the spotlight, many are asking themselves the same question: What will it take to make drone..
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En Suède, les camions roulent sur des autoroutes électriques

En Suède, les camions roulent sur des autoroutes électriques | Heron | Scoop.it
La Suède a bien l’intention de réduire drastiquement ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Et pour y parvenir, le pays a une carte étonnante à jouer :
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Blog Post: SmartCharge 2.0: How to Install Uninterruptible..., in Lighting | element14 Community

Blog Post: SmartCharge 2.0: How to Install Uninterruptible..., in Lighting | element14 Community | Heron | Scoop.it
Read about 'SmartCharge 2.0: How to Install Uninterruptible Backup Lighting Cheaply and Efficiently' on element14.com. IntroductionWith extreme weather and power outages becoming more frequent, the need for a light that is not dependant on the grid is becoming
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Blog Post: Fireflies Inspire Efficient Lighting Design, in Embedded | element14 Community

Blog Post: Fireflies Inspire Efficient Lighting Design, in Embedded | element14 Community | Heron | Scoop.it
Read about 'Fireflies Inspire Efficient Lighting Design' on element14.com. The ridges and bumps of the OLED, when mimicking the firefly, enhance its luminescent efficiency (via American Chemical Society, 2016) Who knew that a
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The Verge's home for orphaned robot babies

These are our robot babies. They are not pretty or intelligent and they lack skin. But they are our robot babies nonetheless. Please show them love and kindness. Do not upset the robo
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This tiny electric car just set a world record: 0–60 in 1.5 seconds

This tiny electric car just set a world record: 0–60 in 1.5 seconds | Heron | Scoop.it
A team of 30 students have built the fastest-accelerating electric car in the world. Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ) published a video today that shows "grimsel," its electric rac
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Arduino Blog – FarmBot is an open-source CNC farming machine

Arduino Blog – FarmBot is an open-source CNC farming machine | Heron | Scoop.it
The FarmBot Genesis... is capable of planting seeds and then watering them precisely.
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A Flock of 61 Wingsuiters in Flight Looks Like an Airborne Invasion

A Flock of 61 Wingsuiters in Flight Looks Like an Airborne Invasion | Heron | Scoop.it
Is this a look at the future of war, or an attempt to set a new world record?
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Next Big Future: Paul Allen making the largest plane ever for Stratolaunch

Next Big Future: Paul Allen making the largest plane ever for Stratolaunch | Heron | Scoop.it
Stratolaunch carrier aircraft (...) will take off from a runway and fly to the approximate cruising altitude of a commercial airliner before releasing a satellite-bearing launch vehicle.
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India launches 20 satellites in single mission - BBC News

India launches 20 satellites in single mission - BBC News | Heron | Scoop.it
India successfully launches 20 satellites in a single mission, the most in the history of the country's ambitious space programme.
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An Ancient Device Too Advanced to Be Real Gives Up Its Secrets at Last

An Ancient Device Too Advanced to Be Real Gives Up Its Secrets at Last | Heron | Scoop.it
Researchers present what they’ve learned now that they can read the tiny text inside the Antikythera mechanism.
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Sphero's SPRK robot for kids can now withstand more abuse

Sphero's SPRK robot for kids can now withstand more abuse | Heron | Scoop.it
Nearly two years ago, Sphero decided to turn its robot ball into more than a toy. The company launched SPRK, an educational program for kids to build up thei
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