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Cheap Drones Give Farmers a New Way to Improve Crop Yields | MIT Technology Review

Cheap Drones Give Farmers a New Way to Improve Crop Yields | MIT Technology Review | Heron | Scoop.it
Relatively cheap drones with advanced sensors and imaging capabilities are giving farmers new ways to increase yields and reduce crop damage.
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Hail HAL 9000: An orchestra of drones plays the 'Space Odyssey' theme

Hail HAL 9000: An orchestra of drones plays the 'Space Odyssey' theme | Heron | Scoop.it
KMel's flying robots have pretty freaky abilities, but luckily they seem more interested in show-biz than terrorizing humanity. Though they've already
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▶ Ultimaker | Zuyd University of Applied Sciences - YouTube

Zuyd University uses ten Ultimaker Original 3D printers to realize their dream. They will be competing in the Shell Eco-marathon with an ultra-efficient car!...
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Pingpong! How You Could Send Something Small High In The Atmosphere

Pingpong! How You Could Send Something Small High In The Atmosphere | Heron | Scoop.it
Spring is a time of treasures in eggs -- think about the Easter weekend that just passed, for example, or the number of chicks hatching in farms across the world. That's also true of "near-space" exploration. A project called PongSats has sent thousands of tiny experiments into space, and is ready to send up another…
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4-bit Adder Built from Mechanical Relays

4-bit Adder Built from Mechanical Relays | Heron | Scoop.it
Would you consider this to be doing math the old-fashioned way? Instead of going with silicon-based switching (ie: transistors) this 4-bit adder uses mechanical relays. We like it for its mess of w...
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A 3-D Printing Breakthrough: Jennifer Lewis at Harvard 3-D Prints Biological Tissue | MIT Technology Review

A 3-D Printing Breakthrough: Jennifer Lewis at Harvard 3-D Prints Biological Tissue | MIT Technology Review | Heron | Scoop.it
Inks made from different types of materials, precisely applied, are greatly expanding the kinds of things that can be printed.
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LeJOS, the Java Operating System for Legos, Releases EV3 Beta ...

LeJOS, the Java Operating System for Legos, Releases EV3 Beta ... | Heron | Scoop.it
Today, the team behind LeJOS — the Java operating system for Legos — released a beta edition of their software for Mindstorms EV3. LeJOS has been around since 2000, when Jose Solozano first built the open-source ...
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Automata Forum | The House of Automata

Automata Forum | The House of Automata | Heron | Scoop.it
Automata Forum - Saturday 26th April, Newark U.K. A special event hosted at BHI headquarters, the heart of the Clockwork Universe.
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Build your own ultra-low-cost robots

Build your own ultra-low-cost robots | Heron | Scoop.it
The winners of the African Robotics Network's 2014 Design Challenge offer construction and programming guides to hobbyists and students.Tags : general, info, sys
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Soft wear: computer simulated design is tailoring the future fashion industry | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 15.04.2014

Soft wear: computer simulated design is tailoring the future fashion industry | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 15.04.2014 | Heron | Scoop.it
Textile simulation may be in its infancy, but it can make complex clothing, including wrinkles, on real-time digital models. And the software's got larger implications beyond mere fashion.
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Koenigsegg – Carbon Fiber Wheels

Koenigsegg – Carbon Fiber Wheels | Heron | Scoop.it

Is it possible to make high performance carbon fiber wheels?

 

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Estructuras con las mismas funciones, mejores prestaciones y menores pesos

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10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014 | MIT Technology Review

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014 | MIT Technology Review | Heron | Scoop.it

Technology news is full of incremental developments, but few of them are true milestones. Here we’re citing 10 that are. These advances from the past year all solve thorny problems or create powerful new ways of using technology.

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NASA quer usar Tango do Google para dar visão 3D a robots espaciais

NASA quer usar Tango do Google para dar visão 3D a robots espaciais | Heron | Scoop.it
Desde sempre que digo que tecnologia das câmaras 3D tem um vasto universo de aplicações, que o Kinect ajudou a explorar. Mas agora é o Project Tango do Google que está a levar esta tecnologia a novas paragens, literalmente fora do nosso planeta.
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Raspberry Pi modded into a $160 cellphone

Raspberry Pi modded into a $160 cellphone | Heron | Scoop.it
Remember how happy you were when you got your Raspberry Pi project to do, well, anything? Programming savant and photographer David Hunt has merely
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Opensource RhinoBOT is Well Suited For Hacking and Sumo-Robotics!

Opensource RhinoBOT is Well Suited For Hacking and Sumo-Robotics! | Heron | Scoop.it
The RhinoBOT is an open source and 3D printed robot that is fun to build and easy to expand. It can be used for educational purposes or even as a sumobot! [Miguel Carro] runs a DIY robotics blog at...
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Building a Mini, the DIY option | joecoopersailing.com

Building a Mini, the DIY option | joecoopersailing.com | Heron | Scoop.it

This essay is an updated version of a story I wrote about my Mini in about 2001 for a European website dedicated to Mini 650′s.

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3D printer that lays down conductive traces as it goes

3D printer that lays down conductive traces as it goes | Heron | Scoop.it
Rabbit Proto is a print-head for the Reprap open 3D printer design that can deposit conductive traces alongside of structural plastic elements, effectively embedding printed circuits directly into the structure of its output.
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How to make an F16 Jet Fighter Paper Plane (Tadashi Mori)

How to make an F16 Jet Fighter Paper Plane (Tadashi Mori) | Heron | Scoop.it
How to make an F16 Jet Fighter Paper Plane (Tadashi Mori).


Autor: Tadashi MoriCategory: Howto & StylePublished: 2013-07-12F15 tutorial: http:/ / www.youtube.com/ watch?v=_WnAsrh3XvQJAS 39 Gripen: http:/ / www.youtube.com/ watch?v=QTstsbtZo2
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Tweet from @MicheleGuieu

Tweet from @MicheleGuieu | Heron | Scoop.it
#ARTSPLASH today! Cardboard Automata made by my 2nd graders students - "Forces and Motion" residency in Campbell http://t.co/IGyZ2EXW9f
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Eye of the Tiger: U.S. Army Eyes Night Vision Contact Lenses

Eye of the Tiger: U.S. Army Eyes Night Vision Contact Lenses | Heron | Scoop.it
Forget heavy night vision goggles. Scientists are developing a better, lighter way for soldiers to see in the dark. (Night vision contact lenses. I hope they're not just for soldiers. I want. No more stepping on Legos in the night.
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Watch an Incredibly Complex Lego Machine Make Electronic Tunes | Design | WIRED

Watch an Incredibly Complex Lego Machine Make Electronic Tunes | Design | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
A fantastically complex Lego machine that churns out mesmerizing electronic music.
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Helicopter-Truck Hybrid Is Every General's Wet Dream

Helicopter-Truck Hybrid Is Every General's Wet Dream | Heron | Scoop.it
Flying cars have long been a dream of modern man...but what about a flying truck? The Black Knight Transformer is a transforming helicopter-truck hybrid.
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News Detail

News Detail | Heron | Scoop.it

What we have now is a solar cell material that can be made semi-translucent. It can be used as tinted glass to replace current windows, yet it is able to generate electricity from sunlight.

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