NASA just unveiled a tiny nuclear reactor for future Mars residents

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Researchers at NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Department of Energy have revealed that they have successfully tested a small nuclear reactor that may someday provide power to human habitats on Mars and beyond. Called Kilopower, the reactor comes in several versions to meet certain power needs, from 1 kilowatt (enough to power a small kitchen appliance) to ten kilowatts, four or five of which would be required to provide power for a habitat on Mars. ”Kilopower’s compact size and robustness… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Tiny homes made of concrete pipes could be the next big thing in micro housing

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Tiny Yves Behar-designed wearable warns you when youve had too much sun

A tiny piece of innovative tech wants to help you stay away from sun-induced skin cancer. Global beauty leader L’Oréal teamed up with prolific designer Yves Behar of fuseproject to create UV Sense, the first battery-free wearable electronic UV sensor. Soon to be unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show kicking off tomorrow, this innovative technology collects and shares real-time data on individual UV exposure within a wearable so small and thin it fits on a fingernail.

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San Jose city council approves tiny home village for homeless

San Jose has been struggling with homelessness, and now think they have an answer: tiny homes. The City Council recently voted nine to two approving a pilot program to construct a 40-unit tiny house village. Architecture firm Gensler unveiled two conceptual designs created pro-bono for the city earlier this month, with houses designed to be both aesthetically attractive and efficient. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This light-filled tiny house is made almost entirely of reclaimed wood

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This tiny device can scan for skin cancer at a fraction of the current cost

The sKan, an inexpensive device that can detect skin cancer at its early stages, has been honored with the 2017 international James Dyson Award for its innovative contribution to a healthier planet. The device creates heat maps to identify abnormalities in the skin often associated with melanoma, treatment for which has a higher success rate if detected early. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer worldwide, accounting for roughly 1 in 3 cancer diagnoses, and results in tens of thousands… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tiny Montana company signs $300M contract to help restore power in Puerto Rico

The majority of Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million residents still lack electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Now, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is looking to a two-year-old Montana-based company, Whitefish Energy, to help them switch the power back on. But some people are wondering why PREPA would sign the $300 million contract, the largest issued yet, with a company that had only two full-time employees at the time Hurricane Maria hit the island.

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You can stay in this tiny treehouse made out of locally-sourced materials in Hawaii

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Couple builds tiny A-frame cabin in three weeks for only $700

Anyone dreaming of building their own affordable tiny cabin should check out this solar-powered cozy retreat photographer Alla Ponomareva and her husband Garrett built in Missoula, Montana, for around $700. They bought plans for the A-frame cabin from well-known tiny house enthusiast Derek Diedricksen and customized the design to fit their needs.

The couple built the 80-foot cabin by themselves in only three weeks. They slightly modified the original plan and relied heavily on reused… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Solar-powered Tesla Tiny House hits the road in Australia

Tesla’s taking to the streets to demonstrate their clean technology. A Model X is pulling around a tiny house showcasing a solar system and Powerwall, giving the curious a way to check out the renewable tech in action. Their Tiny House is serving as a mobile design studio in major Australian cities.

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