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The tiny transforming robot that can turn into (almost) anything

The tiny transforming robot that can turn into (almost) anything | Heron | Scoop.it
The Milli-Motein promises a future in which your bike could turn itself into a snowboard (Real-life transformers?
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Filming TV screens at 380,000 fps shows exactly how they produce "moving" images

Filming TV screens at 380,000 fps shows exactly how they produce "moving" images | Heron | Scoop.it
Modern display technology is pretty amazing. It’s come such a long way since its early days of black & white. And since shifting from the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) TVs of the 90s to flat panel Plasma, LCD and OLED technology, they’ve come even further. But how do they actually draw that image on the …
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Conheça o ‘supercarro’ que a Mercedes-AMG criou para os mares –

Conheça o ‘supercarro’ que a Mercedes-AMG criou para os mares – | Heron | Scoop.it
Na verdade não é um "supercarro" mas sim um "superbarco". Avaliado em dois milhões de dólares, o modelo, que foi apresentado na quinta-feira, em Miami, EUA, foi fabricado pela Mercedes-AMG em parceria com o 515 Project One, da Cigarrette Racing. Este “charuto”, com 3.100 cavalos e uma capacidade de
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3Doodler’s new kit lets kids draw bodies for robotic insects

3Doodler’s new kit lets kids draw bodies for robotic insects | Heron | Scoop.it
3Doodler has partnered with Hexbug to let kids create their own robotic insects that can scurry their way through mazes.
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The Voltera V-One Can Print Circuit Boards on Your Desktop

The Voltera V-One Can Print Circuit Boards on Your Desktop | Heron | Scoop.it
Voltera's machine lets you print two layer circuit boards right on your desktop. Its plotter lays down layers of silver-based conductive ink, makin
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MIT uses Lego to prototype low-cost micro pumps

MIT uses Lego to prototype low-cost micro pumps | Heron | Scoop.it
Lego bricks (or, if you're not a pedant, Legos) are highly precise and highly consistent plastic objects. Anywhere you go in the world the Lego is th
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Skyrora: Scotland joins space race with 3D printed suborbital launch vehicle | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Skyrora: Scotland joins space race with 3D printed suborbital launch vehicle | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
Edinburgh-based Skyrora, a company with partners in Ukraine, will launch a partially 3D printed suborbital vehicle from the north of Scotland later this year. Skyrora's rocket engines run on hydrogen peroxide and kerosene.
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Italdesign readies Zerouno Roadster for Geneva auto show

Italdesign readies Zerouno Roadster for Geneva auto show | Heron | Scoop.it
Italdesign Giugiaro turned 50 on Tuesday and celebrated with the release of a teaser shot for a supercar debuting next month at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The supercar is the open-top version of last year's Zerouno, the first car to be sold under Italdesign's own eponymous brand, and from the angle shown it's shaping up to resembl
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Robots had their own skiing competition at the Winter Olympics

Robots had their own skiing competition at the Winter Olympics | Heron | Scoop.it
The Olympics aren't just an event for the most talented athletes to strut their stuff on the world's stage. No, The Games are where robots can find hones
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When tiny robot COZMO met our tiny

When tiny robot COZMO met our tiny | Heron | Scoop.it
Marcelo Rovai shows you how to take your tiny COZMO robot to the next level by using the COZMO SDK and your Raspberry Pi 3 to control its interactions.
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Long-Lost Satellite Found by Amateur Astronomer

Long-Lost Satellite Found by Amateur Astronomer | Heron | Scoop.it
magnetosphere, magnetic field, magnetic field lines, earth magnetic field, Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration, NASA IMAGE satellite, IMAGE spacecraft
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This is basically an all-new McLaren F1 for sale at $24M

This is basically an all-new McLaren F1 for sale at $24M | Heron | Scoop.it
You missed your chance to buy the McLaren F1 when it was originally sold in the 1990s. All 106 examples were built between the years 1992 and 1998, and each of them cost colossal sums of money and remain, much to the chagrin of the similar-era Jaguar XJ220, the poster child for all things hypercar. Last year, a never-registered example was listed fo
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Pearson is adding LittleBits kits to its STEM curriculum #MakerEducation

Via TechCrunch. Manhattan-based startup LittleBits has worked hard to shake the “tech toy” label. While the company’s done a good job getting its kid-friendly engineering kits into the hands of sch…
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Pololu - TI launches Robotics System Learning Kit (TI-RSLK) based on Pololu Romi platform

Pololu - TI launches Robotics System Learning Kit (TI-RSLK) based on Pololu Romi platform | Heron | Scoop.it
Texas Instruments just launched their new Robotics Learning System Kit (TI-RSLK), a complete robotics kit and curriculum aimed at university students and based on our Romi platform. Twenty modules with lecture notes, lab activities, and over a hundred videos are all publicly available now.
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Donut-shaped drone that isn't hurt by collisions /

Donut-shaped drone that isn't hurt by collisions / | Heron | Scoop.it
Cleo is a donut-shaped drone with a single propellor in the center, which steers by changing the airflow direction, so its blades are entirely contained – and can’t be easily broken when the …
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Virgin Galactic’s VR-powered website lets you tour its spaceships

Virgin Galactic’s VR-powered website lets you tour its spaceships | Heron | Scoop.it
As Virgin Galactic gears up for commercial spaceflights and science research, the company has partnered up with Microsoft and its Edge browser to create a ne
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Want to See if Your Kid Is a Genius? Now You Can 3D Print Einstein's Toy Blocks at Home - Print (video)

Want to See if Your Kid Is a Genius? Now You Can 3D Print Einstein's Toy Blocks at Home - Print (video) | Heron | Scoop.it
Project Is Part of Real Play Coalition Launched in Davos by Ikea, Unilever and Lego
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Nuro’s self-driving vehicle is a grocery-getter and errand-runner

Nuro’s self-driving vehicle is a grocery-getter and errand-runner | Heron | Scoop.it
Not every self-driving car has to be able to move passengers from point A to point B. Take, for example, Nuro: The startup just revealed their unique..
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The MB&F MoonMachine 2 reconnects you with the celestial

The MB&F MoonMachine 2 reconnects you with the celestial | Heron | Scoop.it
If and when your crypto investments go back up feel free to spend about $100,000 on one of these new creations from the watchmakers at MB&F and noted..
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MIT Breaks Autonomous Drone Speed Limits By Not Sweating Obstacles

MIT Breaks Autonomous Drone Speed Limits By Not Sweating Obstacles | Heron | Scoop.it
How does one go about programming a drone to fly itself through the real world to a location without crashing into something? This is a tough problem, made even tougher if you’re pushing spee…
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The biggest little detectors

The biggest little detectors | Heron | Scoop.it
The ProtoDUNE detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment are behemoths in their own right.
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Redshift's MXR Electric Dirt Bike Has 50HP and a Quick Charge Battery

Redshift's MXR Electric Dirt Bike Has 50HP and a Quick Charge Battery | Heron | Scoop.it
Alta's 2018 Redshift MXR is its most powerful motorcycle yet. Its 14,000rpm electric motor pushes 50hp and 147lbft of torque right from the get go. I
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Rocket Lab Reveals Secret Engine and "Kick Stage" for the Electron Rocket

Rocket Lab Reveals Secret Engine and "Kick Stage" for the Electron Rocket | Heron | Scoop.it
The recent Electron launch was even more impressive than it originally seemed.
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This LEGO Technic Machine Can Lift over 220 Pounds

This LEGO Technic Machine Can Lift over 220 Pounds | Heron | Scoop.it
We always assumed that LEGO constructions were fairly delicate, and certainly not capable of lifting more weight than we can. But the Brick Experimen
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