Shelter

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.

Stanford Says Its Sodium-Based Battery Beat Lithium On Most All Fronts...

Stanford Says Its Sodium-Based Battery Beat Lithium On Most All Fronts, 80% Cost Reduction Possible

Another False Flag

This is where I came in (does that even mean anything anymore?). Something terrible happens at the hands of a "lone gunman" (in this case, five dozen innocent individuals are randomly and cold-bloodedly murdered, and several hundred are hurt, ine

Ultra-thin, curvy concrete roof is a monument to digital design

Concrete has been around for millennia, but that doesn't mean we can't cook up new ways to build with the world's favorite construction material. It's been electrified to melt snow and used as an "ink" in 3D printers to quickly print entire buildings

Roll out solar provides 10 times the mobile power

Roll-up solar panels are being used to help power an island off the coast of Cardiff.

Tech Breakthrough Will Save The Electric Car Market

A new technology is here that has the potential to reshape lithium production like fracking reshaped oil.?

Rigid solar EnergySail set for sea trials next year

Eco Marine Power is preparing to put its rigid solar energy sails through their paces next year.

Asphalt-lithium metal batteries fully charge in five minutes

As useful and ubiquitous as they are, lithium-ion batteries are nearing their limits, and it's unlikely we'll be able to squeeze much more juice out of them.

"Artificial blowhole" generates electricity from ocean waves

Wind and solar power are becoming increasingly attractive alternatives to fossil fuels, but renewables are a rich tapestry, and the more threads we can weave together, the better.

The Neyk submarine: Does this "subaquatic luxury jet" hold water?

If you have enough spare change for your own bespoke submarine, you can probably afford one kitted out like a luxury private jet. That seems to be the logic behind Ocean Submarine's Neyk line of submersibles.

Tensegrity approaches to growable space habitats

Growing the size of a space habitat over time.

Continuous Electrode Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion

Continuous Electrode Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion

Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapes like a Pyramid

Researchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light.

Dyson will spend about $3 billion to make solid state battery electric car by 2020

British vacuum cleaner maker Dyson announced Tuesday that it is working on a "premium" electric car that will go on sale in 2020. They expect to spend at least $2.7 billion (£2 billion) on the car and battery technology.

2 tesla Magnetic Shield placed at Mars Lagrange point would shield Martian atmosphere...

An inflatable structure(s) can generate a magnetic dipole field at a level of perhaps 1 or 2 Tesla (or 10,000 to 20,000 Gauss) as an active shield against the solar wind and allow the Martian atmosphere to thicken overtime.

Lithium metal battery prototype boasts 3 times the capacity of lithium-ions

The high energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries has led to them powering everything from tiny mobile devices to huge trucks.

Orsos Island - the smallest personal floating island yet in a fast growing market

The concept of a floating island has been with us throughout history, but sprang back into the limelight just four years ago when Wally Yachts came up with an island-themed megayacht named the Wally Island.

The Walrus: the US Army contemplates building an aircraft the size of a football field

September 6, 2005 Moving an elephant atom by atom costs a lot more than moving the elephant in one pre-assembled lump.

Stay cool without electricity:

New "radiative sky cooling" system may prove useful for preppers

Magnesium battery breakthrough means safer batteries that won't explode

Worried about the lithium-ion batteries found in your laptops and cell phones? Your worries will soon be gone because of this new battery discovery.

Floating Skyscraper Concept Purifies The Air And Reverses Climate Change

This innovative and aesthetic structure is entirely self-sustainable, and while working to produce oxygen.

EPC is leading the world to a new age of wireless power

Nextbigfuture interviewed Alex Lidow, CEO of EPC. EPC is a leader in Gallium Nitride electronics and now is leading the charge to a new age of wireless power.

Filecoin raises $257 million and will unlock unused storage in data centers

The internet is in the middle of a revolution: centralized proprietary services are being replaced with decentralized open ones; trusted parties replaced with verifiable computation; brittle location addresses replaced with resilient content addresse

Collapsible, rotating caravan harnesses solar and wind for efficient off-grid living

While shows like the Australian 4x4 Expo and Overland Expo highlight tough, no-nonsense trailers and motorhomes ready to get dirty right now, the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon dedicates some space to futuristic campers and technologies.

Tesla Powerpack Plus Solar Powers Queensland School, Payback In 6 Years – Video

Tesla has released a video presenting its first single Powerpack installation in a school in Australia, in conjunction with a solar PV system at the Cathedral College in Rockhampton, Queensland.

Breakthrough steel is far stronger, lower cost and process is applicable to Titanium

Automotive, aerospace and defence applications require metallic materials with ultra-high strength.

Camping rough: The best off-road campers from the Australian 4x4 Outdoors Expo

Australia is a rugged place, and that makes for some of the most rugged camping conditions you'll find anywhere in the world. It follows that the local market boasts some of the sturdiest off-road camping trailers out there.

DIY Powerwall Builders Are Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

In May of 2015, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's Powerwall. The battery allows homeowners to store electricity, either from the grid or solar panels. The tech was alluring to those interested in alternative energy, but for many, the starting price of $3,00

DIY Powerwall Builders Are Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

In May of 2015, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's Powerwall. The battery allows homeowners to store electricity, either from the grid or solar panels.

Three construction innovations that will change the way we build

A number of companies are competing to find ways to automate construction, using bricklaying robots and machines that can 3D print with concrete.

Hard-edged Tvan MK5 off-road caravan conquers the Outback

Off-road camping trailers are some of the toughest wheeled vehicles out there, designed to roll and rattle over Earth's most rugged, semi-navigable terrain.

Constructing full earth like conditions in Space with technology proven in the sixties

John Bucknell presented at the Starship Congress 2017 his Nuclear Thermal Turbo Rocket and applied for a single stage to orbit mission of placing a space habitat.

Taking luxury to new depths:

The glass-walled Dubai villas submerged in the ocean complete with a 'coral reef garden' on sale for £2.5million

Supercapacitors game changing improvement on energy density compared to batteries

Supercapacitors have long been far faster charging than batteries but usually have 40 times less energy density (5 watt hours instead of 200 watt hours) compared to batteries.

How to Build the Ultimate Survival Shelter

Editor's note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & Bushcraft.

Technocrat Funds Floating City Project As A "Deregulated" Hub Of Scientific Research

Technocrats hate to be told "no", so billionaire Technocrat Peter Thiel is funding a floating city in international waters, effectively removing all legal, moral and ethical restraints on scientific research. Thiel is a Transhuman and also wants

Creating nearly perfect meter sized graphene one hundred times faster

Researchers have achieved a leap forward in graphene production, from a technique that synthesizes a few square centimeters of single-crystal graphene in a couple of hours, to...

Top 5 things to know about the Floating CIty Project, Feb 2014

The Seasteading Institute's Joe Quirk breaks down the top five things to know about our Floating City Project. Visit our website to learn more, read the DeltaSync design concept report, fill out our survey if you want to live on the first floating ci

5 Private City Projects That You Should Know About

1. A Private City in Norway Has Broken Ground! Liberstad is being built.

Artificial floating islands could expand liveable space at sea

The Netherlands is a fairly small country, so to support a growing population, the Dutch people have historically expanded out to sea.

5 Private City Projects That You Should Know About

1. A Private City in Norway Has Broken Ground! Liberstad is being built. So many of these projects never get off the ground. This one is happening. There is a long way to go, but the initial hurdle has been passed. The land was purchased in June

Los Alamos self regulating reactors from tens of kilowatts for NASA to several megawatts

Los Alamos is working with NASA on nuclear fission systems (Kilopower and MegaPower) as a heat source that transfers heat via a heat pipe to a small Stirling engine-based power convertor to produce electricity from uranium.

OFFGRID Living: How many solar panels and Batteries do you need to run your home?

So you're looking to go off the grid, or maybe just build a backup power system to ensure you can survive a long-term grid down situation? If you're like most people who email us, you probably have a number of questions on how to do it, how much

The 'seasteading' movement imagines floating cities in the sea

The Seasteading Institute in California has an audacious mission: to establish floating societies that will "restore the environment, enrich the poor, cure the sick, and liberate humanity from politicians."

Just add seawater: Ancient Roman concrete gets stronger over time

Leave modern concrete structures in the ocean, and a few decades later they'll be in need of replacing, or at least a serious patch job.

Carbon nanotube reinforce Composites can reduce space vehicle mass by 30%

NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) is keenly interested in nanotechnology – an approach that can reduce the mass and improve the performance of aerospace systems.

New Paper Ream-Like Battery Boasts Impressive Energy Density

Doubling the energy density, and thus range of the state-of-the-art electric vehicles to some 620 miles (1,000 km) is the stated goal of Mobile Energy Storage Systems out of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Dresden, Germany.

Trump Delivers Statement On Steve Scalise Shooting

At 11:30am President Trump will deliver a statement following this morning's shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others at a congressional baseball practice game ahead of an annual charity game tomorrow.

Tesla plans 10-20 gigafactories which would eventually be about 12 to 24 million vehicles per year

Tesla had its annual shareholders meeting on June 6, 2017 and there were many big announcements in it.

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