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Secret German WW2 code machine found on eBay - BBC News

Secret German WW2 code machine found on eBay - BBC News | Heron | Scoop.it
After a secret German WW2 code machine is found on eBay, the National Museum of Computing is asking people to search for its motor.
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Creating a Prosthetic Hand That Can Feel

Creating a Prosthetic Hand That Can Feel | Heron | Scoop.it
DARPA’s HAPTIX program aims to develop a prosthetic hand that’s just as capable as the original
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This time-lapse video of the expandable habitat inflating on the ISS is awesome

On Saturday, NASA successfully completed the deployment of the first expandable habitat on the International Space Station. With help from the ground, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams bega
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Gyrating Giant Mechanical Squid #MakerFaire2016

Gyrating Giant Mechanical Squid #MakerFaire2016 | Heron | Scoop.it
This Giant Mechanical Squid was showcased at Maker Faire 2016 in the Bay area, Via Make When it comes to giant mechanical animals, is there any creature that can possibly present more of a challeng…
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Paper trail

Paper trail | Heron | Scoop.it
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu. By Joshua Hammer. Simon & Schuster; 278 pages; $26. JOSHUA HAMMER’S new book, “The Bad-Ass Librarians o
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Straddling buses would only work if they were made out of rubber

Chinese engineer Song Youzhou has been trying to get traction for his straddling bus, a huge elevated bus that goes over, rather than through, traffic, since 2010.
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Watch an insanely dexterous robot perform precision tasks

Watch an insanely dexterous robot perform precision tasks | Heron | Scoop.it
The HDMS 551s1 robot can stack objects, unscrew the safety cap off a pill bottle, and perform other impressively precise tasks.

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Make sure you watch the video, pretty awesome!
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Faz você mesmo: Brixo, Lego e electrónica! E Tinta que muda de côr(!), Câmara de Infracvermelhos, Massa sem Borax, e a máquina de aproveitar garrafas.

Faz você mesmo: Brixo, Lego e electrónica! E Tinta que muda de côr(!), Câmara de Infracvermelhos, Massa sem Borax, e a máquina de aproveitar garrafas. | Heron | Scoop.it
Grande título ou título grande
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MOnSter 6502

MOnSter 6502 | Heron | Scoop.it
A new dis-integrated circuit project to make a complete, working transistor-scale replica of the classic MOS 6502 microprocessor. We'll be showing off our progress at the 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire!
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These 'stealth motorcycles' DARPA commissioned could run on nearly any fuel

These 'stealth motorcycles' DARPA commissioned could run on nearly any fuel | Heron | Scoop.it
Say this for DARPA, it's not shy about picking ominous names for its projects. Or, in this case, not worried when the partners it works with choose them. Pictured above: the "Nightmare"
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This Artist Builds Kinetic Sculptures That Run on Windpower and Evolve Like Living Beings

This Artist Builds Kinetic Sculptures That Run on Windpower and Evolve Like Living Beings | Heron | Scoop.it
A traveling exhibit of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s wind-powered Strandbeests (“beach animals”) makes its only West Coast appearance at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, opening tomorrow and running through Labor Day. We got a chance to talk to Jansen and see his massive creations up close and in action.
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Hackaday Prize Entry: Open-Source Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis

Hackaday Prize Entry: Open-Source Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis | Heron | Scoop.it
Hands can grab things, build things, communicate, and we control them intuitively with nothing more than a thought. To those who miss a hand, a prosthesis can be a life-changing tool for carryin
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‘Body Integrated Programmable Joints Interface’ Extends Your Hand’s Capabilities

‘Body Integrated Programmable Joints Interface’ Extends Your Hand’s Capabilities | Heron | Scoop.it
We envision a machine-driven evolution of human body form and function, where the programmable nature of machines plays a crucial role. Robotic joints worn on the wrist turn into extra fingers so t…
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Arrow : Un Go-Kart électrique qui va faire rêver les enfants et rassurer les parents

Arrow : Un Go-Kart électrique qui va faire rêver les enfants et rassurer les parents | Heron | Scoop.it
Les go-karts sont des jouets destinés aux enfants, mais de nombreux parents ne résisteraient pas à l’idée de faire un tour dessus. Certains d’entre
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ToddFun.com » Blog Archive » Star Wars Millennium Falcon Quadcopter Rebuild

This is my video rebuild of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon Quadcopter by Air Hogs.
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5 most exciting military technologies

The research arm of the United States Military, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), recently held an event at the Pentagon showing of
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The President of Taiwan tries a quick chat with ASUS' home robot

The President of Taiwan tries a quick chat with ASUS' home robot | Heron | Scoop.it
I've said before that Computex is ASUS' show -- and what better demonstration than having the recently-elected President of Taiwan "talk" to your newl
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Three in a Row! SpaceX Lands Rocket on Ship at Sea Yet Again

Three in a Row! SpaceX Lands Rocket on Ship at Sea Yet Again | Heron | Scoop.it
SpaceX is getting pretty good at this rocket-landing thing.
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Faz você mesmo: 3D multifunções? E uma versão DIY, apanhar fruta, pregar pregos, Jacto de Areia, e Simulação de Circuitos!

Faz você mesmo: 3D multifunções? E uma versão DIY, apanhar fruta, pregar pregos, Jacto de Areia, e Simulação de Circuitos! | Heron | Scoop.it
A Construindoo brilha outra vez, com este achado, uma Máquina CNC Multifunções, dersenhada e feita inicialmente na Alemanha, um espectáculo de Design e Qualidade Germânica!
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Neopixels on the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 #startrek #neopixels

Neopixels on the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 #startrek #neopixels | Heron | Scoop.it
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s been involved in creating a model of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise NCC-1701 and they’re using neopixels! via airandspace.si.edu Museum…
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How to Build Stuff: A Free Short Course on Making Prototypes by Entrepreneur Dan Gelbart

How to Build Stuff: A Free Short Course on Making Prototypes by Entrepreneur Dan Gelbart | Heron | Scoop.it
Dan Gelbart, a Vancouver-based electrical engineer, helped create a company called Creo, which Kodak bought in 2005 for roughly $1 billion. If you read Gelbart's short autobiography here, you can learn about the arc of his career:
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The Future of Personal Satellite Technology Is Here

The Future of Personal Satellite Technology Is Here | Heron | Scoop.it
Satellites used to be the exclusive playthings of rich governments and wealthy corporations. But increasingly, as space becomes more democratized, these sophisticated technologies are coming within reach of ordinary people.
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JumpRoACH Is a Robotic Bug That Leaps and Flips Just Like an Insect

JumpRoACH Is a Robotic Bug That Leaps and Flips Just Like an Insect | Heron | Scoop.it
This little robot can make targeted jumps and then flip itself over like a real bug
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Arcade cabinet enthusiasts discover trove of 50+ games in ship, derelict for 30 years

Arcade cabinet enthusiasts discover trove of 50+ games in ship, derelict for 30 years | Heron | Scoop.it
In 1979, the Duke of Lancaster — a cruise liner turned car ferry — was retired from service and moored at Llanerch-y-Mor, North Wales, where it was made over as a “Fun Ship,”…
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Estudantes lançam foguete com motor todo impresso em 3D

Estudantes lançam foguete com motor todo impresso em 3D | Heron | Scoop.it
Vamos falar de coisa boa, de programa espacial que funciona? Um grupo de estudantes da Universidade da Califórnia esnobou a NASA e a SpaceX e construíram o primeiro motor de foguete 100% feito em impressão 3D. E sim, ele voa!
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