There are plenty of ways to recognize the pioneering women who've made unique contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math.
But GE chose an unorthodox strategy by creating custom-designed animations of 12 influential women in STEM and projecting them onto the ceiling of Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
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That famous tourist attraction and commuter hub is known for its high ceiling, which features a stunning constellations. So naturally GE chose 12 female scientists and engineers and illustrated their faces amongst the stars. Tourists and commuters can see the 7-minute "Unseen Stars" projections at different times starting Tuesday until Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Read more...More about Gender, Social Good, Stem, Gender Equality, and Ge
The city of Colorado Springs is in crisis over the unknown runner who's tearing across the city and leaving a trail of poop in her wake.
Dubbed the "Mad Pooper," the unidentified runner was the subject of an excellent KKTV segment that details her reign of terror.
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Per the local news affiliate, the runner consistently defecates on the sidewalk outside a local family's home. Homeowner Cathy Budde says she'd expected an end to the madness after confronting the runner in person one fateful day.
"I thought for sure she's mortified, it was an accident, she'll go get a dog bag, come back, clean it up, and never run here ever again," she said. "Not the case." Read more...More about Watercooler, Culture, Culture, and Web Culture
Google is rumored to launch a new tiny smart speaker to take on the Echo Dot at the Pixel 2 event next month — and if a new leak is legit, we now have some more insight about the product's name, pricing info, and even a first look at the design.
The device, which is a much smaller speaker than the OG Google Home, is expected to be called the Google Home Mini and cost just $49, according to Android blog Droid Life.
The site posted a slew of leaks about Google's upcoming slate of releases, but didn't specify where all the info and images came from. The Home Mini report only cites "information we’ve viewed" — but the details confirm earlier rumors. Read more...More about Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Google Assistant, Google Home, and Pixel 2
Lyft wants to create a world filled with self-driving cars, so the ride-hailing company will help the next generation of developers get the education they need to build it.
Online education platform Udacity is rolling out a new Lyft-sponsored “Intro to Self-Driving Cars” Nanodegree program. The four-month course will cost $800 — but Lyft will award full scholarships to 400 qualified students to study topics like machine learning, object-oriented programming, and probabilistic robotics.
The scholarships will be used to promote diversity within the applicant pool. Lyft and Udacity will aim to award students from communities that are "underrepresented in technology in the US," according to a blog post about the program. Read more...More about Lyft, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Driving Cars, Udacity, and Tech
Dating's tough. But it's damn near impossible when you're a Dragonborn who cannot even with these petty ass NPCs boys who are just not on your level.
With a title that will have you screaming "YAS KWEEN," redditor Mugunghwa posted a thread on the Lack of Worthy (Male) Spouses to r/SkyrimMods. All the poster wants is for someone to fus ro dah themselves into their heart, but it's just not that easy when your dragon shout is master level.
Providing the best #whyimsingle situation we've ever encountered, the poster explained that they're "playing as a female dragonborn, and I'm interested in finding a husband at some point. The problem is the lack of worthy marriage candidates." Read more...More about Relationships, Skyrim, Modding, Npc, and Dragonborn
Just because you've won a shiny, golden Emmy award does not mean you can't enjoy a cheap burger from time to time.
Aziz Ansari knows this. Following his win at the 69th Emmy Awards, the man behind Master of None decided to celebrate his show's big win with some grub at the classic Los Angeles attraction, In-N-Out. Still looking fresh in his tux—and with his Emmy in hand—the actor strolled in and ordered as if he hadn't just helped make history at the annual ceremony hours before.
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The average motorist in Bangkok spent a whopping 64 hours stuck in traffic congestion throughout the course of 2016, according to the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard. That’s nearly three precious days of a year spent waiting to move! As more than half the world’s population now resides in cities, a sharp uptick in traffic, pollution, and mass transit related problems are demanding fresh solutions. While residents of Bangkok, Bogota, or Los Angeles may have accepted that surrendering hours of their life to traffic is all part of the daily grind, for today’s mobility strategists, traffic represents an opportunity for innovation. Civil engineers and urban strategists are working toward solutions designed to reshape the way we navigate our cities, so we can spend more time enjoying them and less time stuck in traffic jams. Read more...More about Supported, Transportation, Future, Autonomous Cars, and Innovation
Everyone receives an odd email every so often, but when it's from a trusted site like Amazon and it's sent to masses, people tend to freak out a little.
Sometimes after 4:30 p.m. ET Tuesday afternoon, Amazon apparently sent a mass email to an unknown number of people, informing them that "a gift is on its way." But before anyone could count their blessings that the Amazon gods or a kind soul were gifting them some free stuff, the message was promptly ruined by a baby wearing a diaper.
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"Hello Amazon Customer," the email reads. "Someone great recently purchased a gift from your baby registry!" Read more...More about Amazon, Brands, Wtf, Brand Fail, and Culture