This groovy ‘Sculpture Home’ in California can be yours for just $1.4 million

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sale of an out-of-the-ordinary sculpted home, which is a livable piece of art, just one block away from the Pacific Ocean. The home is monolithic dwelling with a sleek design, curvy walls and is absolutely unique. I have attached some photos for your review.

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Scientists just created a new “super wood” that’s stronger than steel

Spider silk has long held the record for the strongest known natural biomaterial on Earth – but that just changed. Scientists at KTH Royal Institute of Technology created a new biomaterial using wood nanofibers that is stronger even than spider silk. Researchers “densified” wood to turn an already sturdy material into a “super wood” that is as strong as steel.

To accomplish this, researchers used tiny cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) in a process that forces the fibers to align in the same… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

How lagom the Swedish concept of ‘just right’ can help you live a balanced life

If there’s one thing that defines our modern lives it’s this: too much. We have too much stuff, too many things competing for our attention (should I binge-watch on Netflix or check in on Snapchat. Or maybe both at the same time?), too much pressure to have the perfect life that everyone else on Instagram seems to have. It is overwhelming. That’s why you need to know about the Swedish concept of ‘Lagom,’ which celebrates the idea of “just enough,” the space between minimalism and too much.

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Uber just gave the world a first look at its air taxi prototype

Uber’s latest “flying car” air taxi model is being revealed at its annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles on May 8th, 2018. The company hopes to use this latest model, which will fly at an altitude of 1000 to 2000 feet, to launch its air taxi service by 2023. The air taxi’s design, which is more similar to a drone than a helicopter, reflects its intended mission of being able to land and take off quickly and smoothly as it moves from landing pad to landing pad, ferrying passengers around dense… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Underwater robots just discovered the world’s biggest dead zone

Underwater robots exploring off the coast of Oman made a devastating discovery this week. In the Gulf of Oman, researchers found the largest dead zone in the world, covering at least the size of Scotland and possibly more. Scientists knew that there was a dead zone in the Gulf of Oman, but until now, they had no idea how bad it was.

Scientists from University of East Anglia and Oman’s Sultan Qaboos University launched undersea robots to explore the dead zone. They published their findings… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

You can relax: A man in China did not just discover the world’s largest mosquito

If you think getting bit by your average mosquito is irritating, imagine being stabbed by one with a wingspan longer than your hands. Insect expert Zhao Li claims to have caught the world’s biggest mosquito, with a four and a half inch wingspan – 10 times longer than your average backyard sucker.

Zhoa Li is famous for discovering the longest insect in the world – a two foot long megastick insect found in China. Now he is breaking records again. Li identified the world’s largest mosquito in… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This whimsical tiny house with its own pizza oven was built for just $15,000

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This new 3D-printed house was built by a portable robot in just 48 hours

There are a lot of 3D printed houses popping up these days, but this is the first time an architect with the renown of Massimiliano Locatelli of CLS Architetti and Arup has tackled one. The 1076 square foot house was built out of a special quick-drying mortar and was constructed in just 48 hours. Locatelli envisions 3D printing as the housing of the future – and his house could be constructed anywhere. “Even the moon.”

3D Housing 05 was built on-site by a portable robot as a way to show how… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

MIT just discovered a way to mass-produce graphene in long rolls

Scientists used to make graphene-based membranes in small batches in a laboratory. But Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists thought for commercial use, graphene membranes would need to be produced in big amounts. So they designed a continuous manufacturing process to generate strips of graphene.

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Architecture students build a tiny CLT classroom in just 3 weeks

A team of 13 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) architecture students designed and built Emerge, a tiny timber classroom that will help promote sustainable forestry through education. Located in the woods near Eugene, Oregon, the student project was crafted as part of UNL’s PLAIN design/build program in collaboration with the 673-acre family-owned Bauman Tree Farm, and The DR Johnson Lumber Mill. The micro cabin was erected in just three short weeks thanks to the use of prefabricated cross-laminated… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building