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VOTO – Charging Phones Using Cooking Fire

VOTO – Charging Phones Using Cooking Fire | Heron | Scoop.it

Introducing the VOTO. The low-cost biomass-fueled cellphone charger and LED light.

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How to Make a DC Motor

How to Make a DC Motor | Heron | Scoop.it
Simple idea, nice execution! Project tutorial via Vitor8o5. In this instructable I will show how to make a nice and functional DC motor. This motor can be used for demonstration purposes, as a clas...
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Kiwi man Lance Abernethy 3D prints the world’s smallest functional circular saw

Kiwi man Lance Abernethy 3D prints the world’s smallest functional circular saw | Heron | Scoop.it
Engineer Lance Abernethy is back with a new addition to his mini workshop: the world’s smallest functional and 3D printed circular saw. It was a four part design, featuring two sides of the main housing, as well as a blade guard and a blade holder.
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The technology in the new BMW 7 Series is insane

Be one of the first to have a closer look at the all-new BMW 7 Series. Explore some never-seen-before features.
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Saving energy among neighbours - RUBIN Science Magazine - Ruhr-Universität-Bochum

Saving energy among neighbours - RUBIN Science Magazine - Ruhr-Universität-Bochum | Heron | Scoop.it
Using industrial waste heat rather than buying thermal heat, installing new lighting, implementing more efficient processes: RUB engineers develop energy-saving concepts for industrial parks. An online tool helps economic developers and climate-protection managers to assess saving potentials.
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Looking for digital oscilloscope? - Try DSO138 from Gearbest

Looking for digital oscilloscope? - Try DSO138 from Gearbest | Heron | Scoop.it
We all agree that hobbyist or engineer should have proper bench oscilloscope for everyday use. They have all standard features including built in screen, interchangeable probes and convenient knob ...
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Grua móvel em LEGO

Grua móvel em LEGO | Heron | Scoop.it
Todos sabemos que uma das grandes vantagens dos LEGO é permitirem-nos construir praticamente tudo aquilo que se possa imaginar... mas por vezes não há como não ficar espantado pelos limites a que algumas pessoas são capazes de chegar, como demonstrado por este excelente exemplo de uma mega grua móvel.
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TomTom announces free traffic info for life, a 4K action camera and route planning on your mobile at Amsterdam event

TomTom announces free traffic info for life, a 4K action camera and route planning on your mobile at Amsterdam event | Heron | Scoop.it
What have they been smoking?
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4GEE Action Cam

The 4GEE Action Cam is the World’s first 4G camera. Letting you stream epic moments live online. Keep your friends and family updated on the fun as it happens.
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Self-Aware Robot Solves Riddle - Discovery News

Self-Aware Robot Solves Riddle - Discovery News | Heron | Scoop.it
A robot has demonstrated that it exhibits a degree of self-awareness for the very first time.
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Bentley 'Blue Train' Cleans Up At Schloss Bensberg Classics: Video

Bentley 'Blue Train' Cleans Up At Schloss Bensberg Classics: Video | Heron | Scoop.it
Imagine if Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] CEO Sergio Marchionne had hopped in a LaFerrari and made a high-speed sprint from Cannes to London just to win a bet. The publicity would be withering, and criminal charges would be certain. But things were a little different 85 years ago. Because...
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Man Builds Life-Size TF2 Tomislav Gun Entirely From LEGO [Video]

Weighing in at over 10 pounds, and 3 feet long, we bring the Heavy's Tomislav to life entirely from LEGO bricks! Complete with its over-sized drum magazine,
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Can you crack the food scanner challenge? Commission offers € 1 million in prizes

Can you crack the food scanner challenge? Commission offers € 1 million in prizes | Heron | Scoop.it
The European Commission is challenging European innovators to come up with a food scanner, an ICT-based solution to measure and analyse people's food intake, and win a Horizon Prize.
Participants will
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Turn a Shoe Rack into a Toy Car Wall Garage

Turn a Shoe Rack into a Toy Car Wall Garage | Heron | Scoop.it
If you’re a parent whose kid likes toy cars, you’ve probably got toy car clutter. A cheap, DIY solution to ditch that clutter: A shoe rack.
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High-Speed Amphibious Truck That is Water-Ready in 10-Seconds

High-Speed Amphibious Truck That is Water-Ready in 10-Seconds | Heron | Scoop.it
Wondering how to traverse both land and sea with one vehicle only? Why not with this amphibious truck equipped with a 500-horsepower turbo diesel engine?
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Surfing the Internet... from my TRS-80 Model 100

Surfing the Internet... from my TRS-80 Model 100 | Heron | Scoop.it
Stepping into the 21st century with the mother of all laptops.
cafonso's insight:

Nostalgia

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Cybathlon practice session a success

The Cybathlon will be held on 8 October 2016 at the Swiss Arena in Kloten. People with varying degrees of impairment will participate in the unique competition, aided by cutting-edge assistive technologies. Each team is comprised of a technology developer and at least one “pilot” who directs the technological device. The assistive technologies used in the competition are either products that are already available on the market or prototypes from research labs.

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A new compound eye

A new compound eye | Heron | Scoop.it

Evolution has cleverly equipped the arthropods’ compound eye with key features that enable these insects to react instantly to danger, even in cluttered environments.Their eyes are able to create low-resolution images with wide fields of view, high sensitivity to motion and a near infinite depth of field, all at low energy cost.

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Rebroadcast Internet Radio on FM with a Raspberry Pi

Rebroadcast Internet Radio on FM with a Raspberry Pi | Heron | Scoop.it
Internet radio’s great, but you need an internet connected device to listen to it. If you have an old radio sitting around and you want to listen to some tunes, Make shows you how to rebroadcast those stations on the FM band using a Raspberry Pi.
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Gocycle G2 Electric Bike in T3 Gadget Magazine 2015

Gocycle G2 Electric Bike in T3 Gadget Magazine 2015 | Heron | Scoop.it
We are proud to see our Gocycle G2 electric bike featured in this months (July 2015) T3 Magazine. Not only shown on the front cover; but also in the 'Tech..
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First Look: TomTom Bandit Action Cam

First Look: TomTom Bandit Action Cam | Heron | Scoop.it
TomTom, a Dutch company mostly known for its dashboard GPS navigation systems, announced that it’s making an action camera, and trying to eat a little bit of GoPro’s lunch in the process. I guess we should have expected it. Garmin, TomTom’s chief rival, started with GPS nav systems, then expanded to watches, and then moved to action cams—the exact same trajectory TomTom is now following. And TomTom's camera is actually pretty good.
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Pilot aims to fly super glider to the edge of space - CNN.com

Pilot aims to fly super glider to the edge of space  - CNN.com | Heron | Scoop.it
In 2016, pilots plan to fly Perlan 2 higher than the U-2 or SR-71 spy planes.
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Tiny surgical robot can bend and operate on hard-to-reach areas

Tiny surgical robot can bend and operate on hard-to-reach areas | Heron | Scoop.it
The coin above wasn't enlarged to make the pincer-like device look extremely small -- it's really that tiny. That "pincer" is a two-millimeter-thin instrument d...
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