Flourishing in our new autonomy requires that we construct secure habitats in which to dwell. Cutting edge materials and methods provide unimaginable new options, allowing us greater mobility, and access to many previously uninhabitable environments.

Robots break new ground in construction industry

As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects.

22 Old Weather Proverbs That Are Actually True

When you really think about it, the weather impacts our decisions every single day. What we wear, when we leave for our morning commute, the chores we do, the hobbies we partake in, the family activities we plan. And on and on the list goes of how ou

Bleached-white nanowood material promises exceptional insulating properties

University of Maryland engineers have created a new insulating material capable of blocking at least 10 degrees more heat than styrofoam or silica aerogel. It's also 30 times stronger than styrofoam, and appears to be much more environmentally friend

"Rebar graphene" foam supports 3,000 times its own weight

Graphene spends most of its time in a two-dimensional form, but that makes it hard to make use of its long list of advantages, like its strength, light weight, and electricity and heat conduction.

Meet gallenene: Gallium joins graphene in the second dimension

Graphene hogs all the headlines about two-dimensional materials, but it might just be the beginning.

Permitted 3D printed home made in less than 24 hours for less than $4000

ICON has built the first permitted 3D printed home in America. ICON is one of the first new businesses to launch from the Saturn Five startup studio, based in Austin, TX.

New type of glass made of metal organic compounds breaks tradition

The glass we're most familiar with is made from silicon dioxide, but materials like boron, polymers and metals have also been used.

Inside the luxury doomsday bunker complex the size of a CITY in South Dakota where ...

10,000 people will prepare for 'the end of the world'...A complex of doomsday bunkers in South Dakota that can house 10,000 people is being hailed as the 'back up plan for mankind'.

This Zero-Waste Superstar Keeps 4 Years of Trash in One Small Jar

. After switching to reusable glass containers that she fills with bulk items at her local natural food market, using cloth produce bags and stainless steel water bottles, and trading plastic toothbrushes for biodegradable and compostable wood variet

Proto-molecular nanotechnology –

– Programmable Molecular Fabrication of trillions of functionalized carbon nanotubes

Better insulation with nanowood, Transparent wood and solar devices made from wood

Engineers at the University of Maryland have created a new nanowood material that's as insulating as Styrofoam, but stronger and much more environmentally friendly and 30 times stronger.

A different view every week: The self-elevating, off-grid, luxury floating home

Florida-based company Arkup has floated the concept of an off-grid, liveable luxury yacht.

New thermoelectric technology harvests power from temperature fluctuations

(Natural News) Massachusetts researchers have invented the first of a new breed of thermoelectric devices, reported Science Daily. Dubbed the "thermal resonator," it can generate electricity from its surroundings on a 24/7 basis for years.

Hitachi and Honda team up for cheaper electric motors

As electric cars become more common, manufacturers are battling to find new ways to improve their hardware and lower costs.

Carbon fiber waste used to improve water-draining concrete

Although the production of carbon fiber goods may be steadily increasing, recycling the material still remains challenging.

Moon Mineralogy suggests widespread water on the moon

A new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon's water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.

Bleach, Hand Sanitizer, or Natural Cleaning Products? What to Use When

There's always a ferocious debate among people who swear by bleach, hand sanitizer, or natural cleaning products. But the fact is, there's no black and white answer. There are times and places for each of these.

Latest Building Technology

Latest Building Technology

First skyscraper over one kilometer in height on track for 2020 completion

Jeddah Tower (previously known as Kingdom Tower, is being built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at a cost of SR4.6 billion (US$1.23 billion).

Core Tubular Steel Slabs are up to 20 times lighter than reinforced concrete

Broad Group which has built factory mass produced skyscrapers has a new construction innovation – Core Tubular Steel Slabs (CTS).

'Star Trek Online' Offers Custom 3D-Printed Starships

"Star Trek Online" players can put a lot of time into choosing, outfitting and customizing their starships, and now that work can follow them into the real world -- with hand-painted 3D-printed starships based on their exact designs.

Bigelow Aerospace Launches New Company to Operate Private Space Stations

A company that builds big, inflatable space habitats has launched a new venture that will market and operate these structures in Earth orbit and beyond.

Heating and ventilating a 10,000 person space station

The National Space Society has a 33-page analysis of heat and energy transport and management for an outline but realistic habitat design.

Fifty SpaceX Falcon BFR could technically enable sustainable orbital colonies for...

Fifty SpaceX Falcon BFR could technically enable sustainable orbital colonies for 2 million people by 2040

Engineering The Strongest Foam in the World

Motherboard visits the laboratory of Nikhil Gupta, a professor who is currently working on creating lightweight metal foams that could be a game changer for our transportation of tomorrow.

Coming to a Home Depot near you:

Coming to a Home Depot near you: Tesla's "invisible" solar roof tiles and home energy storage units will become available this year

Revolutionary small modular nuclear reactors for space and earth applications starting in 2024

The three-year Kilopower safe 4 kilowatt nuclear reactor project started in 2015 with a challenging goal of building and testing a full-scale flight-prototypic nuclear reactor by the end of 2017 mid-2018.

New desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Seawater is a complex cocktail of useful minerals, but it's hard to separate out the specific ones we need.

TAE Technologies Gen 5 reactor targets tripling confinement with 10 times the power by 2020

TAE Technologies, Inc. (formerly Tri Alpha Energy), the world's largest and most advanced private fusion company, has announced that its proprietary beam-driven field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma generator, "Norman," surpassed a new tec

New Tesla Model 3 Battery Line Could Increase Output By Factor Of 4

One of the overlooked takeaways from the recent Tesla earnings call was connected to automation in battery module production.

Think and plan a lot bigger in space as the SpaceX BFR will give 1000 times old...

Think and plan a lot bigger in space as the SpaceX BFR will give 1000 times old space capabilities

Crumpled Graphene balls makes better batteries

With its high theoretical capacity and low electrochemical potential, Li would be the ideal anode for Li-ion batteries. However, practical use of the Li anode has been hindered by its tendency for dendritic growth, which leads to unstable solid elect

Removing heavy metals from water: Activated charcoal from palm kernel cake is a low cost biosorbent

(Natural News) Contaminated water contains all sorts of harmful toxins that can result in dangerous diseases in humans. This has led scientists to devise various ways to decontaminate water ---so much so that decontamination has become an industry o

Honda's Mobile Power Pack – One Battery Powers Everything From ATV To Tiny Scooter

Honda recently presented its Mobile Power Pack World – a single battery module for all sorts of different applications.

Selco: The Reality of Barter and Trade in an SHTF Economy

Barter is a hot topic in prepper circles, so I thought we should ask someone who has a lot of real-world experience with trade in a dangerous situation.

How 3D printing is disrupting the architecture and design industry

Three-dimensional printing is one of the most talked-about technologies of this decade.

Super-strong aluminum as strong as steel

Researchers have demonstrated how to create a super-strong aluminum alloy that rivals the strength of stainless steel, an advance with potential industrial applications.

The Swiss army house: Tiny building has furniture folded into its walls that swing out ...

for when you want a bedroom, kitchen or bathroom...This tiny house has furniture folded inside its walls, mimicking the functionality of a Swiss Army Knife. The ninety-six-square-foot building, which cost just £35,000 to build, starts out consistin

Flatpack Urban Farm Grows 6.6 Tons of Food in 538 Square Feet

This flatpack urban farm only takes up 538 square feet, but its creators say that it can yield as much as 6 tonnes (6.6 tons) of fresh produce per year.

Destroying, suppressing evidence is FBI standard procedure

Congressional investigators were rocked this weekend when the FBI notified them that five months of text messages from a top FBI investigator into the Trump campaign's Russian connections had mysteriously vanished.

What it really takes to power your home for a day

Here's how much gas, coal, oil, wind, solar, water, or nuclear fuel is required.

Graphene aerogel is seven times lighter than air, can balance on a blade of grass

Chinese material scientists have created the world's lightest material: A graphene aerogel that is seven times lighter than air, and 12% lighter than the previous record holder (aerographite).

Iran's Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Arrested For Inciting Unrest:

Iran's Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Arrested For Inciting Unrest: Report

Stronger and tougher fiber created by MIT

MIT has used new gel electrospinning for thinner fibers. This has enabled them to create materials that are stronger and tougher than Kevlar and Dyneema.

China built 2000 meter long solar highway with transparent concrete over solar panels

Qilu Transportation Development Group, a state-owned transport firm operating in Shandong, is completing a 2000 meter solar highway in China.

Los Alamos quantum dots will make cost effective double-pane solar windows

Using two types of "designer" quantum dots, researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation for good measure. It's all made possible by a new window architec

Foldimate laundry folding robot can be pre-ordered in 5 days

You will be able to pre-order clothes folding robots starting in 5 days and 5 hours from

California Supreme Court Set For Ruling That Could Cut Pensions For Public Workers

For decades now public pensions have been guided by one universal rule which stipulates that current public employees can not be 'financially injured' by having their future benefits reduced.

Super aluminum-graphene battery has a 5-second charging time

Material and engineering researchers at East China's Zhejiang University unveiled a "super" aluminum-graphene battery that can be fully charged in 5 seconds and then last for two hours.