LEGO launches Women of NASA set

Trailblazing women who have been instrumental in NASA’s space program are being honored in a very fun way: as LEGO toys. The company just displayed the final design, with an official launch date for the 231-piece set which includes four women: Mae Jemison, Sally Ride, Margaret Hamilton, and Nancy Grace Roman.

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LEGO launches Women of NASA set

Trailblazing women who have been instrumental in NASA’s space program are being honored in a very fun way: as LEGO toys. The company just displayed the final design, with an official launch date for the 231-piece set which includes four women: Mae Jemison, Sally Ride, Margaret Hamilton, and Nancy Grace Roman.

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This gorgeous shipping container ski resort is tucked into a Georgian mountainside

The architect Sandro Ramishvili and Irakli Eristavi are the minds behind this extraordinary creation.

‘Built in a minimalist style, the hotel seems to repeat the local terrain, cascading down the mountainside. The philosophy behind the project was to safeguard the environment from the harmful effects of work and leisure.

Related: Green-roofed shipping containers give Montreal’s floating Bota Bota spa an eco boost

+ Quadrum Ski and Yoga Resort

Images via Quadrum Ski and Yoga Resort

This gorgeous shipping container ski resort is tucked into a Georgian mountainside

The architect Sandro Ramishvili and Irakli Eristavi are the minds behind this extraordinary creation.

‘Built in a minimalist style, the hotel seems to repeat the local terrain, cascading down the mountainside. The philosophy behind the project was to safeguard the environment from the harmful effects of work and leisure.

Related: Green-roofed shipping containers give Montreal’s floating Bota Bota spa an eco boost

+ Quadrum Ski and Yoga Resort

Images via Quadrum Ski and Yoga Resort

Light-manipulating algae could boost solar power technology

You probably learned about diatoms, a prolific type of algae, back in grade school. But you may not have learned these single-celled organisms can manipulate light – and scientists are putting them in organic solar cells to enhance efficiency. Diatoms are inexpensive and can be found in different types of water and even tree bark.

Study lead author and Yale University Ph.D. student Lyndsey McMillon-Brown said, “They help trap and scatter light for the algae to photosynthesize, so we’re…

Light-manipulating algae could boost solar power technology

You probably learned about diatoms, a prolific type of algae, back in grade school. But you may not have learned these single-celled organisms can manipulate light – and scientists are putting them in organic solar cells to enhance efficiency. Diatoms are inexpensive and can be found in different types of water and even tree bark.

Study lead author and Yale University Ph.D. student Lyndsey McMillon-Brown said, “They help trap and scatter light for the algae to photosynthesize, so we’re…

Solar-powered skyscraper with worlds tallest ceramic facade unveiled for Dubai

UNStudio and Werner Sobek have unveiled plans for a new Dubai skyscraper guaranteed to turn heads with its twisted form and a ceramic-tile façade said to be the world’s tallest. Sculptural and functional, the beautiful Wasl Tower will cut down on energy costs with its use of solar panels and optimization of natural light. Hotel group Mandarin Oriental will operate the mixed-use skyscraper that will comprise a 250-room five-star hotel along with offices, residences, and public spaces.

Located…