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23 February 2018 / by André Maré

TED: A Robot that Flies Like a Bird

Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built a robot that flies like a real bird. SmartBird is a large, lightweight robot that is modelled on a seagull that flies by flapping its wings like a real bird.

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01 January 2018 / by André Maré

Homebrew

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple's macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS. Homebrew is written in the Ruby programming language and targets the version of Ruby that comes installed with the macOS operating system. Homebrew installs packages to their own directory (Cellar) and then symlinks their files into /usr/local.

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01 January 2018 / by André Maré

HackerRank

HackerRank is a technology company that focuses on competitive programming challenges for both consumers and businesses, where developers compete by trying to program according to provided specifications. HackerRank's programming challenges can be solved in a variety of programming languages (including Java, C++, PHP, Python, SQL, JavaScript) and span multiple computer science domains.

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