Actual flight makes the Lego Apollo 11 lander set even better

Lego’s official Apollo 11 anniversary set is pretty slick already, but aerospace engineer Adam Woodworth has made it even cooler by adding a set of propellers so that the lunar lander can actually fly, as spotted by Gizmodo. Woodworth detailed the build in an Imgur gallery, and it’s seriously impressive. He hollowed out the inside of the set to make room for a battery and flight controller. (The battery is hidden inside the ascent stage…

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Microsoft is teasing Windows 1.0 — yes, from 1985 — for a mystery Stranger Things tie-in

If you’ve been watching Microsoft’s social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram this week, you probably noticed a teaser campaign for Microsoft’s original Windows 1.0 operating system, which was first released in 1985. It starts out like a one-off joke or maybe a poor attempt at a nostalgic throwback for an OS that never really got much love in the first place: Introducing the all-new Windows 1.0, with MS-Dos Executive, Clock, and more!! pic.twitter.com/guU4QxwsGG —…

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People in Japan are renting cars but not driving them

Most people who spend money on car-sharing services do so because they have a destination in mind. They need transportation, and driving a car is an incredibly popular and efficient method of travel between two locations. (It’s true!) But occasionally, a car is not a mode of travel, but an indoor space in a world where indoor spaces are increasingly privatized and inaccessible to many people. Japanese car-sharing service Orix discovered this recently after finding…

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Vox Sentences: Turning off the red lights

Vox Sentences: Turning off the red lights

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Sudan’s military and civilian leaders reach a power-sharing deal; Amsterdam’s first female mayor wants to reform the city’s red light district. Sudanese military and protesters strike a deal Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/MCT via Getty Images After a weeks-long standoff, riddled…

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