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This electric trike is the weirdest way to drive to work

This electric trike is the weirdest way to drive to work | Heron | Scoop.it
CES has become more of a car show than a tech show in the last few years, and this year just piled on the proof. In fact, CES was full of vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and many of them were...
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What you need to know about Hyperloop

What you need to know about Hyperloop | Heron | Scoop.it
Elon Musk has a plan for humanity that covers clean energy, electric cars and spreading out amongst the stars. The billionaire also wants to do away with the ti...
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Mirror on the Cosmos: NASA's Next Big Telescope Takes Shape

Mirror on the Cosmos: NASA's Next Big Telescope Takes Shape | Heron | Scoop.it
After more than twenty years, the giant mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope is essentially complete
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Adorable Quadruped Robot Hops and Walks

The ESP8266 is finding its way into all sorts of projects these days. It's a capable little device, to be sure, but we'd have to say that finding it running a quadruped robot that can hop and run was ...
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Os 68 anos de vida de um ícone

Os 68 anos de vida de um ícone | Heron | Scoop.it
O anúncio oficial do fim do Defender chegou em 2013 mas o último carro só agora sai da fábrica. E está aberto o caminho para novos modelos. Veja aqui a fotogaleria de um dos carros mais icónicos de sempre.
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Pour démontrer sa théorie, ce prof de physique se tire dessus dans l’eau

Pour démontrer sa théorie, ce prof de physique se tire dessus dans l’eau | Heron | Scoop.it
Moi de mon temps, on extrayait de l’huile essentielle d’écorce d’agrume. Ça a bien changé à ce que je vois. Il ya deux types de prof de
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Não experimentem isto, é necessário ter cuidado com a distância mínima.

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Open Space Agency releases first 3D printable files for Ultrascope Explorer Plus telescope

Open Space Agency releases first 3D printable files for Ultrascope Explorer Plus telescope | Heron | Scoop.it
Part of an attempt to usher in a new era of citizen aerospace exploration, the Open Space Agency have just shared the first 3D printable files for the open source Ultrascope Explorer Plus, a powerful smartphone-assisted telescope that can connect to satellites.
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100 anos de evolução automóvel em três minutos

Descubra como o design automóvel mudou ao longo do século XX. Desde um clássico Auburn da década de 1910 até ao recente Tesla Model S, passando por marcas como a Ford, Lincoln, Chevrolet e Porsche, entre outras.
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How a Radial Engine Works

How a Radial Engine Works | Heron | Scoop.it
Carpenter Ian Jimmerson built a working model of a 9-cylinder radial engine out of wood. In his video, he uses the mechanical model to walk us through the fascinating engineering that makes this kind of engine work. Part 2 here.
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SpaceX fait léviter un Dragon 2 au-dessus du sol - Sciences - Numerama

SpaceX fait léviter un Dragon 2 au-dessus du sol - Sciences - Numerama | Heron | Scoop.it
Dans une nouvelle vidéo, SpaceX fait une démonstration de la puissance des moteurs de son module Dragon 2.
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LittleBits Gizmos and Gadgets Kits | Robot Magazine

Invent 'til your heart's content with the Gizmos and Gadgets Kit. (Photo credit: LittleBits) The latest kit by LittleBits -- Gizmos and Gadgets -- is perfect
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Lexus: será um carro ou um mega-origami?

Lexus: será um carro ou um mega-origami? | Heron | Scoop.it
Lexus apresentou réplica em origami do seu novo modelo IS. A cópia em papel dobrado foi produzida pelos funcionários da empresa - os takumi - , que testam frequentemente a sua destreza praticando esta arte secular japonesa usando apenas a mão não dominante.
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Finally! You can purchase your very own authorized Leica service business for just $138K - DIY Photography

Finally! You can purchase your very own authorized Leica service business for just $138K - DIY Photography | Heron | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to own your own Leica factory authorized service business? If so, you’re in for the chance of a lifetime. For only $138,000, this complete set of tools, manuals and spare parts can be all yours. If you’re wondering how all of this came to be, eBay seller globimage says the equipment [...]
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This 6-Feet-Long Wooden Millennium Falcon is Beautifully Detailed! [Pics]

This 6-Feet-Long Wooden Millennium Falcon is Beautifully Detailed! [Pics] | Heron | Scoop.it
Artist Martin Creaney used over 3,000 individually cut pieces of timber to create this beautiful 6-feet-long Millennium Falcon, which features over 30 diffe
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We brought an antenna to Davos to track private air travel, and here’s what we found

We brought an antenna to Davos to track private air travel, and here’s what we found | Heron | Scoop.it
Davos, Switzerland The World Economic Forum's annual meeting here attracts a high-flying set of attendees. This year, Quartz endeavored to discover just how high-flying these Davos men and women are by tracking private helicopter travel in and out of the Alpine town during the conference. To do that, we built an antenna and installed it at our apartment in Davos from Jan. 19,...
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6 buses transformed into incredible homes on wheels

6 buses transformed into incredible homes on wheels | Heron | Scoop.it
By Cat DiStasio

Converting a disused school bus into a groovy makeshift home on wheels is a pretty common occurrence in many places around the world -- and tha...
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Renaissance Florence Was a Better Model for Innovation than Silicon Valley Is

Renaissance Florence Was a Better Model for Innovation than Silicon Valley Is | Heron | Scoop.it
Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and the Black Death.
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Un fan de Lego recrée le Concorde dans ses moindres détails

Un fan de Lego recrée le Concorde dans ses moindres détails | Heron | Scoop.it
Je me rappelle de la fierté éprouvée après avoir terminé le bateau pirate il y a des années de cela. Heureusement que je n’ai jamais croisé cet
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Miniature DIY Paper Skeleton Kits by Tinysaur

Miniature DIY Paper Skeleton Kits by Tinysaur | Heron | Scoop.it
The folks over at Brooklyn-based Tinysaurs build DIY paper model kits of the world's smallest dinosaurs and other skeletons, both real and fictional. Each tiny kit stands about 2 inches tall when finished and takes about 20-30 minutes to assemble with a pair of tweezers. Kits are available
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Air Bonsai: mysterious floating trees for your home

Air Bonsai are mag-lev Bonsai trees that float spookily over their elaborate, Japanese-designed pots. Prices start at $800 and go way, way up. The plants are real—you can even transplant your favor…
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Italy’s ATS Returns With New Sport Dieci Track Car

Italy’s ATS Returns With New Sport Dieci Track Car | Heron | Scoop.it
There’s been a battle over the rights to historic Italian sports car brand Automobili Turismo e Sport (ATS) over the past year but the matter finally appears to have been settled, with an Italian court recently granting the rights to the brand as well as several associated sports car designs...
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FlightBox ADS-B Receiver Kit

Open Flight Solutions is raising funds for FlightBox ADS-B Receiver Kit on Kickstarter!

In-flight weather, traffic, and GPS navigation for the price of a tank of avgas.
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Pre-order this vaporware hoverboard now for only $19,900

Pre-order this vaporware hoverboard now for only $19,900 | Heron | Scoop.it
We don't like that those small, self-balancing and oft-exploding scooter things have come to be called "hoverboards" any more than you do. After all, they don't...
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