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Honda’s smart house of the future

November 2nd, 2015 at 4:56 pm » Comments Off

Honda has designed a smart house that is an innovative eco-friendly, energy efficient lab, able to generate its own power as a solution to living off the grid.

City of the future: A city designed for bikes only (no cars allowed!)

October 23rd, 2015 at 6:37 pm » Comments Off

More people ride bikes the more that bike lanes multiply in cities, from New York to São Paulo. Over the past ten years, bike commuting in the U.S. has grown 62%. But it’s still a tiny fraction of overall transportation.

Delta-bot 3D printer designed to print an entire house

September 30th, 2015 at 9:57 pm » Comments Off

Massimo Moretti has a background in 3D printing, and he’s brought building housing on the cheap from locally and 3D printing together by building a 12 meter tall delta-bot that can print a house from clay.

Mexico City to turn 10-lane highway into a park

September 25th, 2015 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Chapultepec Avenue slices through Mexico City splitting part of the city in two. With 10 lanes of chaotic traffic, it’s hard to cross the street, hard to bike, and generally not a place where people want to spend time. (Video)

Construction sites use drones to monitor progress

September 9th, 2015 at 7:39 pm » Comments Off

For construction workers at the site of the new downtown stadium for the Sacramento Kings in California there won’t be any thoughts of slacking off.  The construction site is being monitored by drones and software that can automatically flag slow progress.

Amazing and terrifying views from this house hidden in a cliff

July 13th, 2015 at 8:44 pm » Comments Off

‘Casa Brutale’ is a striking house design created by two Greek architects that perfectly complements the powerful concrete style known as brutalism – they’ve embedded their luxury brutalist home into a cliff, creating a severe yet inviting structure with an at once beautiful and terrifying view.  

Cool grain silo house

February 26th, 2015 at 2:14 pm » Comments Off

What would you think if someone told you they lived in a grain silo?  You might imagine them sleeping on a bed of hay and bathing in a horse trough.

The Invention of Virtual 3D Ultrasound

January 4th, 2015 at 1:16 pm » Comments Off

It sounds like science fiction, and perhaps it is: Researchers have found a way to generate invisible 3-D shapes in the air that can be felt by human hands. The technology, whose main use case is letting surgeons physically “feel” anomalies such as tumors in CT scans, could also revolutionize everything from advertising to architecture.

It’s Illegal to Live off the Grid in the State of Florida

January 2nd, 2015 at 10:40 am » Comments Off

Robin Speronis lives off the grid in Florida, completely independent of the city’s water and electric system. A few weeks ago, officials ruled her off-grid home illegal. Officials cited the International Property Maintenance Code, which mandates that homes be connected to an electricity grid and a running water source. That’s like saying our dependency on […]

10 Ways the Next 10 Years will be Awesome!

December 23rd, 2014 at 2:08 pm » Comments Off

It’s hard to wait for the future to get here and give us all the amazing things we’ve dreamed up in our countless sci-fi books and movies (I’m still waiting for the hover-boards Back to the Future promised me). Though much of what we’ve seen on the big screen is still decades or millennia away… […]

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