The world’s first 3D-printed steel bridge looks like it came from another planet

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Four robots, nearly 10,000 pounds of stainless steel, and six months later, Dutch robotic 3D-printing technology company MX3D finished 3D-printing a stainless steel bridge. Gizmodo said it’s the first 3D-printed steel bridge in the world — and looks like it’s straight out of a science fiction movie.

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This tiny timber cabin was built from construction waste for under $30K

Transportable, versatile, and low-cost, this tiny timber cabin shows how crafty use of local and recycled materials can lead to impressive results. UK architecture firm Invisible Studio designed and built this mobile prototype using a combination of construction waste and locally grown unseasoned timber for just £20,000 ($28,105 USD). Called Trailer, the multifunctional structure follows in the footsteps of Invisible Studio’s previous projects, such as the Ghost Barn and their own studio space,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This glass cabin in Iceland lets you watch the Northern Lights from your bed

This luxury glass cabin in Island lets you enjoy views of the Northern Lights and amazing sunsets from the comfort of your bed. Encased in glass, the Panorama Glass Lodge exposes its visitors to the natural spectacle of its remote location while providing all the amenities of a cozy home for two.

The house is located by the Greenland sea, just a 30-minute drive from Reykjavík. As a family-owned property available for rent, it provides full privacy to its guests while offering panoramic views… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Scientists create ‘umbrella’ spray to protect coral reefs from sun damage

Researchers have crafted a new liquid substance that can be sprayed onto the surface of the water above vulnerable coral reefs, shielding them from intense UV and visible light beaming down from the Sun. In doing so, the spray may help to defend reefs from extreme bleaching events. 50,000 times thinner than a human hair, the biodegradable spray is made from a natural lipid and calcium carbonate, a key component of coral reefs. A study View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

New Zealand just eradicated 200,000 mice from a single island

New Zealand just exterminated 200,000 mice from a single island in an extermination unlike anything we’ve seen before. Invasive species can wreak havoc on the environment, and as much as we hate to hear about the mass killing of any animals, sometimes it’s the best way to rescue a struggling ecosystem. In New Zealand, invasive predators like rats, mice and possums have overrun islands and local bird species, invertebrates and plants have been destroyed. Entirely eradicating mice on the Antipodes… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Check out this Amsterdam house created with trash and items from eBay

Garbage doesn’t need to simply be garbage; it can be utilized to build new things, according to Frank Alsema. Gizmodo shared Alsema’s story: he’s a retired TV producer who’s been fashioning his home, Palais Récup, or Palace Recover, out of such garbage and items he uncovered on the Dutch eBay. His north Amsterdam home serves as a laboratory for sustainable living.

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Meet the Monocabin, a tiny home rental mere steps from the Aegean Sea

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Family of five moves from a 2,100-square-foot-house to a beautifully renovated school bus

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Tesla-powered 1981 Honda Accord accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds

Electric conversions are popping up more and more as tinkerers put Tesla parts into other vehicles. Electrek recently shared an impressive example: the Teslonda, a Honda Accord equipped with a custom control system from HSR Motors — a company selling Tesla drive units, batteries, and the control systems — and a Chevy Volt battery pack. The Teslonda accelerated from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds.

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Graphene filter made out of soybeans makes water from Sydney Harbor drinkable

Imagine if we could create clean water from any freshwater source – no matter how dirty – in just one step. Australian scientists have done just that with a filtration technique that utilizes graphene film. It’s so effective that even the filthiest water was clean enough to drink after passing through the filter. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building