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10 Tips and Tricks for Laser Engraving and Cutting

10 Tips and Tricks for Laser Engraving and Cutting | Heron | Scoop.it
Hello, I'm Geordie and I currently work at ADX Portland running the Laser Cutter and Engraver. My job is to take in customer's projects, set them up...
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Micro-computador do tamanho de um grão de arroz pode funcionar "para sempre"

Micro-computador do tamanho de um grão de arroz pode funcionar "para sempre" | Heron | Scoop.it
A noção de "micro-computador" vai ter que ser revista, pois investigadores da Universidade do Michigan criaram o mais pequeno computador - o Michigan Micro Mote (M3) - que tem o tamanho de um grão de arroz e poderá manter-se em operação de forma perpétua... desde que vá apanhando alguma luz.
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Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after ‘absurd’ claims

Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after ‘absurd’ claims | Heron | Scoop.it
The pendulum clock of Longitude hero John Harrison is tested and declared a masterpiece
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Wave Electric Bike - uma bicicleta eléctríca acelerada mas económica

Wave Electric Bike - uma bicicleta eléctríca acelerada mas económica | Heron | Scoop.it
As bicicletas são um meio de locomoção muito sub-aproveitado, mas há no Indiegogo uma nova campanha que poderá convencer até aqueles que não têm grande vontade de pedalar: a bicicleta eléctrica Wave.
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NASA Approves Kicksat's Tiny DIY Satellites for Second Attempt - Make:

NASA Approves Kicksat's Tiny DIY Satellites for Second Attempt - Make: | Heron | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that the replacement Kicksat has been awarded a launch slot by NASA I sat down and talked to Zac Manchester about the history behind the Kicksat project, and the upcoming launch.
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NASA Showcases Incredible Electric Modular Robotic Vehicle - Gas 2

ASA has released a video of its incredible Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV), an all-electric planet-hopping uber go-kart with four independent electric motors.
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Duck-like US Navy drone can fly or swim to hunt submarines

Duck-like US Navy drone can fly or swim to hunt submarines | Heron | Scoop.it
There are plenty of flying and swimming drones, but you'd ideally have both at once for sub-hunting -- you want something that can poke its head underwat
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GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps

GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps | Heron | Scoop.it
GE has a new smart street light in early production, and it hopes that over time, cities and third-party developers will begin to take advantage of the..
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O Carlos Martins já terá falado de algo deste género

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Pictures: Millennials Test Cute, Efficient Cars of the Future

Pictures: Millennials Test Cute, Efficient Cars of the Future | Heron | Scoop.it
At Shell Eco-marathon Americas, more than a thousand students vie to see who can build a car that runs on the least amount of fuel.
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▶ Red Bull Propelled Vine Machine - How Zach King Makes a Vine - YouTube

CLICK HERE to see our interview with Zach: http://win.gs/ZachsVineMachine Want to see more of Zach's Videos? Click here: https://www.youtube.com/user/FinalCu...
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Projeto português estuda atividade elétrica do coração

Por vezes, um pouco escondidas em laboratórios universitários, há ideias que podem dar grandes negócios ou salvar vidas, mas há também a hipótese de nunca verem a luz do dia. O Futuro Hoje conversa com investigadores portugueses que trabalham com o coração.
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Poland’s Arrinera Hussarya Supercar Makes Auto Show Debut

Poland’s Arrinera Hussarya Supercar Makes Auto Show Debut | Heron | Scoop.it
The Hussarya supercar of Poland’s Arrinera has evolved considerably since the original concept was unveiled in 2011. While the original was criticized for being somewhat of a Lamborghini knockoff, the final version has turned out to be a handsome, well-proportioned machine that’s every...
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Parece estar na moda fazer supercarros, mas automóveis que até se possam usar parece fora...

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Copenhagen Suborbtials - launching a human being into space

Copenhagen Suborbtials - launching a human being into space | Heron | Scoop.it
Copenhagen Suborbitals are a manned, amateur space program. We launch our rockets from a ship in the Baltic Sea. It's completely crowd funded and nonprofit.
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Um ecrã "físico" para gráficos 3D

Um ecrã "físico" para gráficos 3D | Heron | Scoop.it
Temos visto muitos projectos que apostam em projectores e realidade aumentada para apresentarem dados digitais, mas hoje trago-vos um ecrã que transpõe os dados para a dimensão física.
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BB-8 is real! But how did they do it?

BB-8 is real! But how did they do it? | Heron | Scoop.it
BB-8 the new droid in the star wars franchise made his first public appearance (YouTube link) at Star Wars Celebration last week. While cast and crew of the movie have long said that BB-8 is real, s...
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Arduino-Pi Ramblings: How we learned about electronics pre-Arduino days...

Arduino-Pi Ramblings: How we learned about electronics pre-Arduino days... | Heron | Scoop.it

I was cleaning the basement, and came across this. It is "brand new", as in everything was still wrapped in it's original bubble wrap and had the cardboard corner protectors... huh... go figure..

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e isto é já na era do estado sólido quando. Lembro-me de ver um rádio montado pelo meu pai e irmão mais velho, rádio de ondas curtas e cheio de válvulas...

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Make an Automated Slide Film Scanner with LEGOs #celebratephotography

Make an Automated Slide Film Scanner with LEGOs #celebratephotography | Heron | Scoop.it
From PetaPixel: This is pretty impressive: photographer Pascal Kulcsar needed to digitize some old slide film left behind by his grandfather. Rather than purchase a film scanner, Kulcsar decided to...
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Ever Wonder What the Maker Movement in Sweden Looks Like? - Make:

Ever Wonder What the Maker Movement in Sweden Looks Like?  - Make: | Heron | Scoop.it
Last year, Swedish Makers convened at the first ever Maker Faire in Sweden, hosted in Stockholm at Tekniska Museet (the National Museum of Science). This year, not only are the organizers excitedly putting together the second annual Stockholm Mini Maker Faire (May 9–10), but nearly 300 miles away, on the …
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Blackmagic's drone-friendly Micro Cinema Camera ups the ante for aerial video

Blackmagic's drone-friendly Micro Cinema Camera ups the ante for aerial video | Heron | Scoop.it
Blackmagic has taken aim at the action and drone videography market with this tiny pro video camera. Light enough to fly on a compact quadcopter, the BMCC features interchangeable micro 4/3rds len...
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Watch A Robot Drawing Blood From Patient

About a year ago, I wrote about a robot prototype made by a company based in California that aims at combining robotics and image-analysis technology so then it can find a good vein in your arm and...
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vampiros robóticos a caminho

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From the vault: Watching (and re-watching) “The Mother of All Demos”

From the vault: Watching (and re-watching) “The Mother of All Demos” | Heron | Scoop.it
Ars revisits a computing history classic through art, YouTube, and William English.
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araieng - YouTube

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tantas engrenagens mais simples ou mais complicadas. Uma maquineta de corte a laser dá mm muito jeito.

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Robotic glove used for stroke rehab

Robotic glove used for stroke rehab | Heron | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have been working on a robotic glove that could help stroke patients.
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SEA RENDERING | Let's Make Robots!

SEA RENDERING | Let's Make Robots! | Heron | Scoop.it
At Let's Make Robots, you can share your homemade robots with the world. Share your cool ideas and stunning designs here or see the clever inventions of others
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Intel® IoT Developer Kit v1.0 is here - CodeProject

The new Intel® IoT Developer Kit v1.0 software components are available now for immediate download on the Software Downloads page (as of March 5, 2015).

I am pleased to announce the release of the Intel® IoT Developer Kit v1.0. A follow-on to the original beta release supporting Intel® Galileo and Intel® Edison.

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