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» Aerial Drone Counts Birds for Science

» Aerial Drone Counts Birds for Science | Heron | Scoop.it
A remote colony of birds kept flying away before anyone could count them, so a team of ecologists built a do-it-yourself aerial drone to spy on them from above.
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Avec son télescope, Unistellar veut mettre l'astronomie haut de gamme entre toutes les mains - Sciences - Numerama

Avec son télescope, Unistellar veut mettre l'astronomie haut de gamme entre toutes les mains - Sciences - Numerama | Heron | Scoop.it
Unistellar est une entreprise française qui affiche la plus belle des ambitions : mettre l'astronomie haut de gamme entre toutes les mains avec un télescope de nouvelle génération. Nous les avons rencontrés au CES.
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Prototype satellite makes way for 4K 'Earth observation'

Prototype satellite makes way for 4K 'Earth observation' | Heron | Scoop.it
British company Earth-i confirmed the successful launch of a prototype satellite earlier today. Called the CARBONITE-2, it's an early test version of
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Nintendo Labo: Overpriced or innovative?

Nintendo Labo: Overpriced or innovative? | Heron | Scoop.it
Weird Nintendo is often the best Nintendo, or so it is said. After all, two of its biggest successes (the Wii and the Switch) are far from ordinar
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SpaceX lança 10 satélites Iridium com sucesso - e prepara Roadster para lançamento no Falcon Heavy

SpaceX lança 10 satélites Iridium com sucesso - e prepara Roadster para lançamento no Falcon Heavy | Heron | Scoop.it
A SpaceX fez mais um lançamento com sucesso, enviando 10 satélites Iridium para o espaço e aumentando o recorde de lançamentos num só ano.
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CES 2018 : L’Electron Wheel transforme votre vélo en vélo électrique en moins d’une minute !

C'est au CES que nous avons découvert la roue Electron Wheel, qui permet de transformer n'importe quel vélo en vélo électrique et connecté ! Une nouvelle roue
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Logic gates made purely of joints and levers

Logic gates made purely of joints and levers | Heron | Scoop.it
Here’s a paper outlining a way to make logic gates out of nothing but links and rotary joints. It’s quite ingenious — binary states are indicated by the lean of the mechanisms, so…
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Scientists Put a Worm Brain in a Lego Robot Body - And It Worked

Scientists Put a Worm Brain in a Lego Robot Body - And It Worked | Heron | Scoop.it

The brain is really little more than a collection of electrical signals. If we can learn to catalogue those then, in theory, you could upload someone's mind into a computer, allowing them to live forever as a digital form of consciousness, just lik
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Zano Drone: Is it Back?

Zano Drone: Is it Back? | Heron | Scoop.it
The Zano Camera Project | Zano was a Kickstarter project with huge potential that raised over $3 million but spectacularly failed. While the Drone never shipped, the technology behind this product was very promising and caught the imagination of a few developers who were curious about exploring this further.
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The Ultimate Paper Airplane

The Ultimate Paper Airplane | Heron | Scoop.it
Over the last decade, designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart has been building an incredibly detailed model of a Boeing 777, right down to the tiny seats and moving landing gear, using only paper folders and…
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Australia's first electric plane takes to the skies

Australia's first electric plane takes to the skies | Heron | Scoop.it
It's easier to fly, safer and cheaper than a conventional aircraft — and will soon be running passengers between Perth and the popular holiday island of Rottnest on a single charge.
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Check Out This Jaw-dropping Gigantic LEGO Remote Controlled Crane

Check Out This Jaw-dropping Gigantic LEGO Remote Controlled Crane | Heron | Scoop.it
Dawid Szmandra made one of the best LEGO creations we've seen. It's a fully functioning, detailed and remote-controlled 1:24 scale model of the Liebher
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Fisker unveils self-driving shuttle built for smart cities

Fisker unveils self-driving shuttle built for smart cities | Heron | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, Fisker isn't just focused on upscale electric cars. The automaker has teamed up with China's Hakim Unique Group on the Orbit,
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Video offers peek at ultra-wide Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Video offers peek at ultra-wide Large Synoptic Survey Telescope | Heron | Scoop.it
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope has been a long time in the making when work on its mirrors started in 2007. It's finally coming together, though. Th
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Radinn's second-gen electric wakeboard is faster and cheaper

Radinn's second-gen electric wakeboard is faster and cheaper | Heron | Scoop.it
Nearly three years after we first saw Radinn's prototype electric wakeboard, the Swedish outfit is back with a redesigned version. The G2X will be on displa
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Grua de 7.5m em LEGO consegue levantar cadeiras

Grua de 7.5m em LEGO consegue levantar cadeiras | Heron | Scoop.it
O mundo das construções LEGO não pára de ter exemplos capazes de nos surpreender, e hoje trago-vos uma grua que desafia aquilo que se pensava ser possível construir com estes populares blocos de plástico.
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The Open Source FM Radio receiver: Open Radio

The Open Source FM Radio receiver: Open Radio | Heron | Scoop.it
Nowadays, many of us have a smartphone in their pocket to connect with on-demand services like Spotify, iTunes, Google Play Music and more, to listen to their favorite music. Sure, being able to choose the music whenever you want to listen to it has its advantages, but you lose the charm of a radio jockey lighting up
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Porsche has a best seller in its scale-model engine

We already know that visitors to the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen have an affinity for honey. That's just one of the many items available in the gift shop you'll find on site. It's not the sweet sticky stuff that is a best-selling item though, as Porsche fans are clamoring to get their hands on an actual engine. Not the full-size mill, mind you, but
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This robotics hobbyist makes a living creating shitty robots

This robotics hobbyist makes a living creating shitty robots | Heron | Scoop.it
Simone Giertz's morning routine involves a lot of really bad robots. They fail miserably at waking her up, brushing her teeth and making her breakfast. The 25-year-old Swedish robot enthusiast has parlayed their failures into a very successful YouTube channel, and full-time job. Watch the video above to see some of her best (or rather, worst) robotic creations.
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(22) 1953 Firebird I and 1958 Firebird III - Jay Leno's Garage - YouTube

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Computer-Controlled Model Railroad Raises and Lowers from Within Coffee Table | #modeltrain #modelrailroad #cprail

Computer-Controlled Model Railroad Raises and Lowers from Within Coffee Table | #modeltrain #modelrailroad #cprail | Heron | Scoop.it
Christopher Plumley’s model railroad is not only impressive for the electronics and control systems in the model itself (from the trolley to the drive-in theater screen), but the whole thing …
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Indoor drone shows are here | Robohub

"2017 was the year where indoor drone shows came into their own. Verity Studios’ Lucie drones alone completed more than 20,000 autonomous flights"

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SpaceX shows a video flyby of its Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX shows a video flyby of its Falcon Heavy rocket | Heron | Scoop.it
SpaceX is getting ready to launch the secret Zuma mission on January 5th, but that Falcon 9 launch is small potatoes compared to what's to come later thi
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Your first robot: A beginner’s guide to ROS and Ubuntu Core [1/5]

Your first robot: A beginner’s guide to ROS and Ubuntu Core [1/5] | Heron | Scoop.it
The CamJam EduKit #3, which is a wheeled robot kit you assemble and control with a Raspberry Pi.
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