Beloved physicist Stephen Hawking passes away at 76

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Stephen Hawking, the brilliant and iconic British scientist who inspired countless millions with his intellect and his humanity, has died at 76. After being diagnosed with a degenerative motor neuron disease that left him nearly completely paralyzed at age 21, Hawking found strength in humor and the boundless exploration of science. “My goal is simple,” he famously said. “It is complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” Throughout his life, Hawking… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



New 3D-printed house can be built in less than a day for just $4,000

One billion people on Earth lack access to adequate housing — but that statistic could change if construction technology company ICON and nonprofit New Story are successful. The two groups have developed a way to 3D-print 600 to 800 square foot houses for $4,000 in under one day — and they recently unveiled “the first permitted, 3D-printed home in America” as a step towards erecting the homes in developing countries. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building