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

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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.”

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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

MINI just unveiled an amazing all-electric model of their iconic car

MINI blended inspiration from the past and future for an all-electric car with a retro flair: the classic Mini Electric. The company said this unique car signals their commitment to zero emissions technology. In a statement, they said, “The spontaneous power of its electric motor provides a new dimension to the unmistakable go-kart feeling that helped propel the British small car in its original form to worldwide popularity.”

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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

Just before he died, Stephen Hawking predicted the ‘end of the universe’

Just before he died, Stephen Hawking was working on a groundbreaking study that predicted the end of the world and sought to prove the multiverse theory. His co-author Professor Thomas Hertog, of KU Leuven University in Belgium, says that the work is so important that Hawking could – and “should” – have received a Nobel Prize had he not passed away last week.

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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

These solar-powered tiny homes are designed just for millennials

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MIT claims that clean, limitless nuclear fusion energy is just 15 years away

You’ve probably heard this before… many times. But before you click off to some other story (may I suggest this one about 3D printing is disrupting the architecture industry) check this out. MIT scientists, along with startup Commonwealth Fusion Systems, just announced that clean, limitless power from nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.  They believe that they can have a working power plant on-grid within the next 15 years.

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EvoWheel converts almost any bicycle into an electric bike in just 30 seconds

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