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Lego is selling a ‘Women of NASA’ set featuring 4 female scientists, engineers, and astronauts

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Lego announced on Wednesday that it’s releasing a “Women of NASA” set.

The $24.99 kit goes on sale November 1 — just in time for the holiday gift-giving season — and builds on a laudable trend of selling toys that are more inclusive of women.

“Women of NASA” features four minifigurines of pioneering women from the space agency: astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton.

Each minifig will also come with a special backdrop related to their historic work at NASA, including the space shuttle Challenger and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Maia Weinstock, a deputy editor at MIT News, submitted her idea for the kit in July 2016 to the company’s to the Lego Ideas community, where members create and vote on new set plans. If and when Lego picks an idea from the site, submitters get a 1% cut of sales and licensing revenue.

Weinstock’s submission got more than 10,000 votes, triggering an automatic review by Lego staff — and they decided to manufacture and sell it. (Lego’s giant Saturn V moon rocket set, released in June, came about the same way.)

Here’s a close-up look at the kit and what it includes.

The four figurines are molded in the likenesses of the woman they represent.

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Each set will come with 231 pieces and some brand-new parts.

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Astronaut, physicist, and entrepreneur Sally Ride will come in a 1983-era training flight suit.

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While you were doing, whatever, the world’s first giant robot duel happened

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Where were you on the day of the world’s first giant robot duel? 

Maybe you were working at your desk, brushing your teeth, labouring over your tax return, ironing the perfect pleat in tomorrow’s pants.

Meanwhile, giant robots were chainsawing other to shreds in a Japanese shed.

The world’s first giant combat robot duel just happened on Tuesday, Oct. 17, pitting America and Japan against each other in a Twitch-livestreamed battle for the ages.

Representing the United States, two epic robots from MegaBots Inc., founded by Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcanti. Representing Japan, pilot Kogoro Kurata from Suidobashi Heavy Industry. The challenge was issued two years ago, on one condition: Japan wanted to fight hand-to-hand combat. Oh. Man. Challenge accepted. Read more…

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Comparison Of Halloween Costume Rental In Singapore

It is that time of the year again where you get to look for Halloween costume rental in Singapore. It is the season to go crazy and don your best and spookiest attire. You start to think how you can transform yourself from head to toe as you attend some of the best Halloween parties in and around town. You compare notes with friends to even start to plan it with friends and get to dress up as your favorite scary characters. There are a number of activities and events to choose from once Halloween starts to come by in Singapore. To start off, one of the most popular Halloween attraction in Singapore this time of the year is Universal Studios Singapore event. It is arguably one of the best places to be at this time of the year as they offer their latest installment on the Halloween Horror Nights series. From the discounts given during Halloween Horror Nights 6, the seventh installment this year promises to be even better as the park transforms with the help of several haunted houses in the area. They are also set to bring in a lot of talented actors to make the Halloween

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Twitter is taking a much more aggressive stance on hate speech. Here’s what we know:

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Twitter has been known for preaching free speech, but that’s come to harm the company as trolls and abusers thrive across its network. 

Now, in the wake of a movement for women to boycott Twitter, the company is making its biggest sweep of changes yet to address hate speech and abuse. 

The details, leaked to Wired, were shared with members of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council Tuesday. In an email, Twitter’s team outlines both its current and updated policies on several circumstances:

  • Non-consensual nudity

  • Unwanted sexual advances

  • Hate symbols and imagery

  • Violent groups

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The iPhone 8 is reportedly selling worse than the iPhone 7. Wait, what?

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New York City yellow cabs have taken a back seat to Uber

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The growth in popularity of ride-hailing apps like Uber has affected ridership  numbers for New York City’s yellow cab industry over the past several years.

But the once David and Goliath relationship between competitors now looks much more even.

For the first time ever, more people took Uber than yellow cabs, according to some number-crunching from the New York Times. The Times reported that in July, Uber had an average of 289,000 rides per day while yellow cabs came in second with 277,000.

The report credits Uber’s growth mainly to its availability in the outer boroughs where yellow cabs have become an increasingly rare sight. Half of Uber’s rides in New York City now start in an outer borough. That is up from 25% two years ago.

This will add pressure to an already stressed yellow cab industry. Taxi medallion prices have fallen from a high of over $1 million in 2013 to less than $200,000 currently. In response to the drastic fall in medallion values, the New York City Council’s Committee on Transportation recently approved a task force to study the medallion market.

But following Uber’s banishment from London, these numbers must be a welcome sight for the Silicon Valley unicorn.

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Why You Should Avoid the Monthly Minimum Credit Card Payment Trap

One of the biggest myths prevailing in credit card usage is that minimum monthly payments are designed to help consumers get rid of their balance in a timely fashion. However, as we are about to demonstrate for you below, such a statement cannot be farther away from the truth. In fact, making only the minimum payments on your credit card bill can cause your interest charges to skyrocket, inflating the total cost of your credit card debt. According to Value Penguin’s calculation, making only the minimum payment requirement every month on a credit card balance of S$10,000 can take you 21 years to pay down your entire balance. We based our calculation on two things. First, the average APR of credit cards is around 25%. Then, to obtain the time it takes to pay off a balance of S$10,000, we modeled credit card debt payback by using a method that most banks use to set their monthly minimum card payment: 3% of the remaining balance or S$50, whichever is greater. Each month, a consumer reduces the balance by the minimum payment amount, which is offset by some increase in balance from interest charges. Because your payments are based on the percentage of your

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Australia tries to solve its bike-sharing dumping problem

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Singapore-based, dockless bike-sharing service oBike fished 42 bikes out of Melbourne’s Yarra River in one day.

Suffice it to say, something has to be done about the high instances of bike-share dumping — and slowly but surely, local councils around the world are taking the lead.

Dockless bike-sharing services have become synonymous with large, unsightly piles of dumped bikes, or bikes left in unusual locations, up trees, in rivers, or just scattered haphazardly around city streets.

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Australia launches a world-first national reporting tool for revenge porn

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Taking steps to reporting and removing revenge porn, a.k.a image-based abuse, can be arduous, both emotionally and regarding the amount of steps required to get it done.

Australia’s government is aiming to make the process simpler, with the launch of a national portal for reporting instances of image-based abuse.

The portal will allow victims to report revenge porn online, and provide immediate access to support that had been previously been unavailable, according to a statement. A pilot phase will examine the complexity and the volume of the reports before the portal officially launches early next year. Read more…

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Drone-delivered burritos are a real thing, at least for a lucky few

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The future is here, and boy is it spicy. Alphabet’s Project Wing announced Monday that it will start delivering burritos to hungry customers via drone. That’s right, you can soon have heavenly manna slathered in Australian Jack cheese dropped right on your head — that is, if you happen to live in the outskirts of the Australian Capital Territory.

Project Wing, one of Alphabet’s “moonshot factories” under the X umbrella, is testing delivery drones and has selected the relatively remote area for its latest voyage into the tinfoil-wrapped unknown. In addition to Mexican food from a chain, the company will also ferry medication on behalf of a pharmacy.  Read more…

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