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Women of NASA

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Four women who played vital roles in the US space program are immortalized in a 231-piece Lego set which became Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling toy in just 24 hours. Astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, and astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, the four women who played vital roles in the US space program feature in a 231-piece Lego set, accompanied by three builds illustrating their areas of expertise. http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/02/health/women-of-nasa-lego-trnd/index.html

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Unmanned convenience stores

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The future of unmanned convenience stores is being expanded in China. Alibaba recently invested into a start-up called F5 Future Store. F5 already operate a store in Guangzhou and are opening about 30 to 50 more stores this year. Customers use their smartphones to open the door to the store and then robotic arms serve them the items that they purchase via their phone. If customers eat-in, the dining table is self-cleaning which is achieved with another robotic arm. https://alltechasia.com/will-unmanned-convenience-stores-like-f5-future-store-trending-future/ Unmanned stores have also opened in Sweden. https://www.ideaspies.com/first-unmanned-convenience-store/

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A nuclear reactor that uses waste uranium

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Bill Gates’ nuclear firm TerraPower and the China National Nuclear Corporation have signed an agreement to develop a world-first nuclear reactor, using other nuclear reactors’ waste. Fourth generation Travelling Wave Reactors would differ from third generation, more traditional light water nuclear reactors, as they would not require enriched uranium to generate energy, and could instead use waste uranium. The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is part of the Generation IV International Forum Framework which they call “a potential game-changer in global energy creation”. http://www.smh.com.au/business/energy/bill-gates-and-china-partner-on-worldfirst-nuclear-technology-20171106-gzfrf0

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Merino wool for sensitive skin

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Recent research, funded by The Woolmark Company, has demonstrated that wearing superfine Merino wool next to the skin is therapeutic for those suffering from eczema. Dermatology trials have shown that adult and infant eczema sufferers have reduced symptoms when wearing superfine Merino wool garments next to the skin. When worn next to skin, superfine Merino wool works as a dynamic buffer, helping maintain a more stable humidity and temperature in the micro-climate between the fabric and the skin. http://www.inkl.com/newsletters/morning-edition/news/does-your-child-suffer-from-eczema-merino-wool-might-be-the-solution?

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Biodegradable plastic

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Scientists from the Centre of Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath have successfully created a plastic that doesn’t use harmful chemicals, and is biodegradable. It’s made from nothing more than sugar and carbon dioxide. http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/10/scientists-have-made-biodegradable-plastic-from-sugar-and-carbon-dioxide

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No more vehicle permits

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Singapore will stop issuing new vehicle permits starting February 2018. The government points to limited space available in the city-state as the reason for the halt in vehicle growth. They plan to reduce the vehicle growth rate from 0.25 percent per year to 0 percent for cars and motorcycles. Due to the limited space available, Singapore controls the number of vehicles on the road to a great degree. https://futurism.com/singapore-will-stop-adding-new-cars-to-its-roads-in-2018/

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More rights for women led by a robot who’s now a citizen

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Saudi Arabia recently granted citizenship to Sophia, a humanoid robot. It’s the first time a country has granted a robot the same basic status and privileges as humans. This clever idea could lead to more recognition of women’s rights in some countries. http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/27/robot-becomes-first-in-the-world-to-be-given-citizenship-7031214/

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A robotic surgeon’s assistant that can feel your body

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The FDA has recently cleared Senhance, a robotically assisted surgical device for use in minimally invasive surgeries. Senhance enhances surgeons’ capabilities through a screen with a 3D HD view of the surgical field, where they remotely control three separate arms, each equipped with surgical instruments. Senhance’s camera can follow their eye movements and show what they’d be looking at if they were manually performing the surgery on screen. The machine’s controllers can also make surgeons feel the stiffness of the tissue they’re operating on. https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/15/fda-approves-senhance-robotic-surgical-assistant/

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Online personal shopping service delivers you a bargain box of fashion every month

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Wingal is Australia’s only women’s clothing subscription box service that delivers customers a personally shopped box of clothes every month. We give you that amazing feeling you feel when you unwrap a present you love! We have 4 different styles to choose from: casual, corporate, cocktail and beachy which customers can cycle through every month. Each box contains 3 personally shopped pre-loved items plus an accessory, all for only $65 / month! Wingal is also very socially conscious with all profits going towards starting a social enterprise to bring 3rd-world women out of poverty. Learn more at: www.wingal.com.au

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