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Mercedes Looks Into Autonomous Trucks

Mercedes Looks Into Autonomous Trucks | Heron | Scoop.it
Long-haul truckers may not be too happy to hear it but according to Daimler board member Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, "The truck of the future is a Mercedes-Benz that drives itself." These are no hollow words either, as the German automaker has completed its first public road test of an...
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Anki Overdrive — Autorama 2.0, tipo Fómula E, mas mais divertida

Anki Overdrive — Autorama 2.0, tipo Fómula E, mas mais divertida | Heron | Scoop.it
Em setembro suas memórias de infância serão vilipendiadas. Sim, estou falando com você que brincava de Autorama e achava o máximo. Clique e conheça o Anki Overdrive, a versão futurista 2.0 inteligência artificial que torna o Autorama do Fittipaldi… — como, quem é Fittipaldi? Esqueça, apenas clique.
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quando for grande quero escrever como este fulano.

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Toys from Trash

Toys from Trash | Heron | Scoop.it
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Ia apostar que já tinha lançado a minha posta de pescada sobre isto.

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Designing an Ultra-Efficient Walking Robot

Designing an Ultra-Efficient Walking Robot | Heron | Scoop.it
Bipedal robots expend a lot of energy standing up and walking, but new humanoid architectures hope to be 20 to 30 times as efficient. We chat with robotics prof
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Solar Impulse 2 lands in Hawaii, setting record for longest solo flight

Solar Impulse 2 — the giant, gangly solar-powered aircraft on a protracted, multi-leg trip around the world — just completed its single most challenging task: a record-breaking leg from Nagoya,...
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Hackaday Prize Entry: What To Do With A Bunch Of Old Computer Adapters

Hackaday Prize Entry: What To Do With A Bunch Of Old Computer Adapters | Heron | Scoop.it
Back in the old days of 2014 when Radio Shack still existed, you could drive up to any strip mall in America and buy D-sub connectors that were made all the way back in 1972. Yes, connectors for all t...
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Gesto: Amazing open-source gesture control platform, EMG and Accels together!

Gesto: Amazing open-source gesture control platform, EMG and Accels together! | Heron | Scoop.it
Gesto is the world’s first open-source boards for wearable gesture control with a unique method that combines muscle signals with motion patterns. It recognizes more gestures than any other platform: wave, pinch, air drawing gestures, turn a surface into a touch interface, and much more. Gesto's team designed a modular DIY 3D printing band to assemble all the Gesto electronics in the body (wrist, forearm, arm, torso, leg). 40 x 40 mm 1. EMG circuit ADS1294 2. Microcontroller ATmega1284p 3. 3-ax
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Ludvik Cejp's Bierdosenstirlingsparade - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Siehe auch hier: http://kugelbahn.blog.de/2015/06/12/ludvik-cejp-stirlingmotor-bierdosen-20544451/
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Máquinas de stirling feitas a partir de latas

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Solar Impulse 2 breaks the world record for the longest solo flight

André Borschberg, the pilot at the controls of the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, has broken the world record for the longest solo flight. Borschberg has now been aloft in the solar-powered plane for...
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Anki Overdrive blends robotic racing with video game hooks

Anki Overdrive blends robotic racing with video game hooks | Heron | Scoop.it
Anki's robotic race cars get a revamp with new cars, new modular tracks and new gameplay modes that infuse the toy vehicles with video game hooks.
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Anki Will Ship The Second Generation Of Its Robotic Slot Cars On September 20

Anki Will Ship The Second Generation Of Its Robotic Slot Cars On September 20 | Heron | Scoop.it
Think of Anki Overdrive as slot cars for the smartphone age. With upgrades, achievements and characters, it's a perfect marriage of smartphones with physical..
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The solar-powered plane flying around the world is finally taking on the toughest part of its journey

The solar-powered plane flying around the world is finally taking on the toughest part of its journey | Heron | Scoop.it
After a couple of false starts, Solar Impulse 2 is finally crossing the Pacific, the hardest part of its around-the-world journey.
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Será que a perna é demasiado grande? Boa Viagem!

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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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Pico Space Balloon Circumnavigates the Globe, Twice

Pico Space Balloon Circumnavigates the Globe, Twice | Heron | Scoop.it
We've reported on "space" balloons before. Heck, some of us have even launched a few. Usually they go way up in the air, take some cool pictures, and land within driving (and retrieving) distance the ...
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Precision Ag Tech Helps California Farmers Grow More With Less Water

Precision Ag Tech Helps California Farmers Grow More With Less Water | Heron | Scoop.it
Will Gerry might look the part of a fourth-generation farmer -- dirty denim jeans, shirt sleeves rolled up and a gray beard that wraps from brim to brim on..
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Electric aircraft prepares to make landmark English Channel flight

Electric aircraft prepares to make landmark English Channel flight | Heron | Scoop.it
Didier Esteyne's groundbreaking cross-Channel journey could herald a new era of electric aviation
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Optics Laboratory Made From LEGO

Optics Laboratory Made From LEGO | Heron | Scoop.it
16A lot of engineers, scientists, builders, makers, and hackers got their start as children with LEGO. Putting those bricks together, whether following the instructions or not, really brings out the i...
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Here's the Government's Horrifying New Fireworks Safety Demonstration

Here's the Government's Horrifying New Fireworks Safety Demonstration | Heron | Scoop.it
Do you love watching fireworks? What about watching fireworks that blow the shit out of poor, unsuspecting mannequins? Well, have we got a treat for you.
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Quando era míudo, e estudava no Colégio Despertar, na Covilhã num dia de festas houve alguém que teve um encontro imediato com fogo de artíficio e não foi nada bonito nem alegre

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PLEN2 opens up pre-orders and community hub for their 3D printed humanoid robot

PLEN2 opens up pre-orders and community hub for their 3D printed humanoid robot | Heron | Scoop.it
PLEN company announced that for the first time since their Kickstarter campaign came to a close last year, users who might not have been able to purchase a PLEN2 during the campaign can now pre-order a robot directly from the PLEN online store.
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Watch Rhys Millen Set A Record For EVs At Pikes Peak - Gas 2

Rhys Millen and Monster Tajima, competed for the top spot in the electric car class, but it was Millen that ultimately came out on top.
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Watch how this beautiful game exhibit helps kids understand ecosystems

Watch how this beautiful game exhibit helps kids understand ecosystems | Heron | Scoop.it

The New York Hall of Science's new Connected Worlds exhibit is a series of six interactive ecosystems that spreads across the walls of its Great Hall, united by a 3000 square foot interactive floor.

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Ultimaker releases the latest version of their free Cura software

Ultimaker releases the latest version of their free Cura software | Heron | Scoop.it
Ultimaker has just announced a completely reengineered (and free) version of their Cura software that aims to make preparing 3D files for 3D printing easier and more intuitive than ever before.
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Avião elétrico brasileiro faz vôo inaugural na Usina de Itaipu

Avião elétrico brasileiro faz vôo inaugural na Usina de Itaipu | Heron | Scoop.it

A Itaipu Binacional fez na tarde desta terça-feira (23) o voo inaugural e a apresentação oficial de um avião elétrico tripulado. O voo foi no aeroporto de Itaipu, no lado paraguaio da usina, na cidade de Hernandarias, na fronteira com o Brasil.

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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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