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This 18-year-old invented an exoskeleton glove for the disabled

This 18-year-old invented an exoskeleton glove for the disabled | Heron | Scoop.it
Teen inventor Charalampos Ioannou from Greece has developed an exoskeleton glove that helps disabled users pick up everyday objects. The achievement earned him one of 15 spots on the International Google Science Fair competition.
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Cota – Wireless Charging Reinvented

Cota – Wireless Charging Reinvented | Heron | Scoop.it

Wireless power. It’s less sci-fi sounding than it once was, thanks to induction charging like that based on the Qi standard, but that’s still a tech that essentially requires contact, if not incredibly close proximity.

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Little Robot Friends: Customizable Robots with Evolving Personalities

Little Robot Friends: Customizable Robots with Evolving Personalities | Heron | Scoop.it
Little Robot Friends from Toronto-based Aesthetec Studio are a series of tiny robots that can listen, sense light, detect touch, and communicate using infrared light.
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Disney Researchers Create A Way To Make Geared Figures That Look ... - TechCrunch

Disney Researchers Create A Way To Make Geared Figures That Look ... - TechCrunch | Heron | Scoop.it
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For centuries the creation of geared automata has been sort of a dark art.
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Structure Sensor: Capture the World in 3D

Capture models of rooms, 3D scan objects, play augmented reality games, and develop mobile applications with 3D sensing.
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An incredible new polymer that heals itself to 97% efficiency

An incredible new polymer that heals itself to 97% efficiency | Heron | Scoop.it
The Spanish scientists who developed it are calling it the 'Terminator' Polymer — and for good reason. Like the T-1000 blown to bits, it can spontaneously and independently repair itself without any outside intervention.
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GoSun Stove: Portable, High Efficiency Solar Cooker

Only 20 minutes to a meal, safely sizzling up to 550°F, the GoSun Stove is the first truly practical fuel-free cooking solution.
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Sempre que vejo coisas destas vêm à memória o Padre Himalaya

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Smallest Roadworthy Car enters Guinness Book of World Records [w/video]

Smallest Roadworthy Car enters Guinness Book of World Records [w/video] | Heron | Scoop.it
The 2014 Guinness World Records features the "Smallest Roadworthy Car," a vehicle measuring just over two feet high and four feet long that can go 25 miles per hour.
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Well located in scenic Haslital » 10th Jet World Masters Meiringen Switzerland 2013

Well located in scenic Haslital » 10th Jet World Masters Meiringen Switzerland 2013 | Heron | Scoop.it

The environment of the Jet World Masters 2013 will be unique in many ways. 

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Cordli IPhone Case

The Cordli is style and function case for your IPhone. It holds excess headphone cord through indented grooves at the back of the case.
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Ausstellung von Viktor Grigoriev in St.Petersburg(RU) - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Ein leider etwas unscharfer zweiminütiger TV-Bericht über eine Ausstellung von Viktor Grigoriev in der Peter und Paul Festung in St.Petersburg:
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Papermau: The Monkey Drummer Automata Paper Model - by Canon

Papermau: The Monkey Drummer Automata Paper Model - by Canon | Heron | Scoop.it
The Monkey Drummer Automata Paper Model - by Canon http://t.co/QRVYC7bqJx
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Watch: Jaw-Dropping Software Makes 3-D Models From Any Photo | Wired Design | Wired.com

Tao Chen hopes that 3-Sweep can finally democratize 3-D design.
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Space Debris Removal Robot to be Launched from a Jetliner

Space Debris Removal Robot to be Launched from a Jetliner | Heron | Scoop.it

EPFL’s CleanSpace One satellite aims to clean up space by deorbiting debris.

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Depois de uns pequenos quadcópteros autónomos + 1 sistema visionário deste politécnico

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Seven Decade Programmable Resistor | FreeIO

Seven Decade Programmable Resistor | FreeIO | Heron | Scoop.it

[Gerry Sweeney] was tired of messing around with resistors while prototyping his projects, so he decided he wanted a resistor decade box.

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Tour the Wondrous, Hand-Cranked World of a Modern-Day da Vinci - Gizmodo

Tour the Wondrous, Hand-Cranked World of a Modern-Day da Vinci - Gizmodo | Heron | Scoop.it
Tour the Wondrous, Hand-Cranked World of a Modern-Day da Vinci Gizmodo Somerville's brain and homestead alike are seemingly bursting at the seams with countless quirky gadgets, which he refers to as "rustic automata." In an era where consumer...
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New Saab 9-3 Sedan Begins Production in Trollhättan Factory in Sweden

New Saab 9-3 Sedan Begins Production in Trollhättan Factory in Sweden | Heron | Scoop.it
The new Saab is finally in production - ignore the fact that it looks like the old Saab 9-3, however. This is new era in the Swedish brand's history.
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Edgertronic Kickstarter Project Makes Super Slow-Mo Video More Portable, Convenient And Affordable | TechCrunch

Edgertronic Kickstarter Project Makes Super Slow-Mo Video More Portable, Convenient And Affordable | TechCrunch | Heron | Scoop.it
Apple may have just introduced a very cool new Slo-Mo video feature with the iPhone 5s, but it only scratches the surface in terms of what's possible with high-speed video.
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DIY space travel: to boldly go where no amateur has before - Telegraph

DIY space travel: to boldly go where no amateur has before - Telegraph | Heron | Scoop.it
Two Danes who hope to send a man into space with a home-made rocket are heirs to a tradition of DIY science, says Tom Chivers.
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JWM 2013. The second championship title!

Русская версия здесь - http://youtu.be/3U_9-OLpyrc The intensity of the struggle, the joy of victory, all this can be seen in this 16-minute film.
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A $250 Lego-like toy meth lab for 'Breaking Bad' fans - KansasCity ...

A $250 Lego-like toy meth lab for 'Breaking Bad' fans - KansasCity ... | Heron | Scoop.it
For the “Breaking Bad” fans who have everything, there is now a $250 Lego-like meth lab to add to the list.
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Da Vinci's mechanical lion walks

An idea described by Leonardo Da Vinci for mechanical lion is turned into reality by a French museum dedicated to the Italian artist.
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AquaTop display

AquaTop display is a projection system that uses white water as a screen surface. This system allows the user's limbs to freely move through, under and over ...
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Kanufahrer-Windspiel (USA) - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Es ist ein Prototyp der Firma ValleyWoodworking aus Rochester,NY, die hochwertige Zederholzkanus herstellt.
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Mechanische Miniaturen aus Holz in Bonnay (FR) - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Wie ich gerade im Automata-FB bei Philsing lese, nennt er die Werkstatt von Joel und Maryse Dedianne, die er
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