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Lego's newest set celebrates the women of NASA

The scientists featured in minifigure form with blocks representing their contributions are Mae Jemison , Sally Ride , Margaret Hamilton and Nancy Grace Roman . The set, which is comprised of 231 pieces, includes miniaturized versions of the Hubble, Space Shuttle, and various tools and instruments, and includes nameplates of all of the women.

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Four NU astronomers among the first to detect neutron star collision

A light-year is 5.88 trillion miles. For the first time, astronomers have observed a celestial event through both conventional telescopes and gravitational waves . Once the general area was spotted, LIGO spread the information to the astronomy community across the globe and within just a few hours of the detection, thousands of astronomers operating across about 70 ground-based and space-based telescopes started searching the sky .

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Xbox One Fall Update available now

If you wanted some honest explanation for the absence at large of Japanese releases on Xbox One , the CEO of NIS America is ready to give you one. You can add, remove or change the order of these blocks to suit your own personal requirements.

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School to ditch Confederate namesake, renamed after Obama

Davis Magnet International Baccalaureate PTA President Janelle Jefferson announced at the Jackson, Mississippi Public Schools Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday evening that school stakeholders voted to rename the elementary school Barack Obama Magnet International Baccalaureate, Mississippi's Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported.

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"Surface Book 2 hands-on: "13.5" and 15" take fight to Apple

The Book 2 is a detachable laptop/tablet with a 13.5in or 15in screen - it has a full-size keyboard, trackpad and stylus - but runs Windows 10 on Core i5 or i7 processors, and features discrete Nvidia graphics on the premium models. But Microsoft held many details from us for some reason, and only now do we have all the information we need to begin judging the new devices. It can handle most of the popular PC games and will match the graphics performance of game consoles like Xbox One.

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Garmin launches auto navigation device with Amazon Alexa

Garmin's turn-by-turn navigation feature can be accessed easily just by saying "Alexa, ask Garmin". Granted, it appears the Garmin Speak brings more functionalities in terms of Alexa interactions. Garmin Speak users can ask the always-ready device a multitude of requests that include news briefings, weather forecasts, sports stats, and traffic.