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.

Simple Survival Earthship Walk Through

Enjoy a short guided tour of a 1U Simple Survival Earthship with all off-grid systems. Construction drawings for this building and other Simple Survival designs are included in our app for $9.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simpl...

Robots May Help Build Your Next Home and Fill the Labor Gap

The future of U.S. homebuilding depends on more people like Cyndicy Yarborough, a 26-year-old former Wal-Mart clerk with no background in construction.

This Ancient Building Technique Could House Millions Of People In Africa

Nubian vaults"built from just mud, water, and stones"were a feature of ancient Egypt, but could they be a solution to climate change and the housing crisis in Central Africa.

Meet SAM, Brick Laying Robot That Does The Work Of 6 Humans

In the latest installment of our "Dear Bernie" series, posts intended to inform the Vermont Senator about the unintended, negative consequences of minimum wage hikes, we present SAM (Semi-Automated Mason), a brick laying robot designed and engineered

MIT's New Solar 3D Printer Can Build Houses On Other Planets

MIT has created a robot that is capable of printing the entire basic structure of a building. Most importantly, the system can be powered with solar panels.

So off grid, they're even off land!

Couple have spent 25 YEARS living on a floating compound called Freedom Cove where they use solar energy, grow their own food and only make trips ashore every two weeks

$6,800 House Made From Recycled Plastic Bricks Was Constructed In 5 Days

This eco-friendly abode is combustion resistant, meets local earthquake-resistance requirements, and is very insulated due to the unique bricks.

Aiming for a new era in airships

It's a plane, it's a helicopter, it's a butt-shaped blimp. The Airlander 10 is like no other aircraft in the skies.

A cruising airship for VIP excursions

Designed with sightseeing in mind, the Invitation can take off with a dozen VIP passengers and their families

Eco-Friendly House Was Built Using Sand Bags And Glass Bottles

All in all, the home cost less than $5,000!

3D-Printed Ceramics | PopMech

HRL Labs hit a break through this year in 3D printed ceramics capable of withstanding extreme temperatures. Learn more now.

Tesla Solar Roof Smooth And Textured To Go On Sale Today

Today is the day when two variants of Tesla's solar roof will launch.

Impresión 3D IN-SITU mediante robots accionados por cables

Impresión 3D IN-SITU de grandes componentes constructivos o pequeños edificios mediante robots accionados por cables.

Homemade Evap. Air Cooler - The "5 Gallon Bucket" Swamp Cooler! DIY - can be solar powered

How to make an Evap./Swamp Air Cooler using a 5 gallon bucket. Evaporative Cooler works very well. easy to make. powerful breeze. low temps. for even more cooling add ice to the water. holds 2 gallons of water at a time. takes about 15 watts of power

3D printing of glass with precision of tens of microns

Three-dimensional printing allows extremely small and complex structures to be made even in small series. A method developed at the KIT for the first time allows also glass to be used for this technique.

LIFE ON THE HIGH SEAS Incredible pics reveal plans for 460ft luxury superyacht...

Visionary French designer George Lucian hopes his dream yacht will be built one day

Gas explorer teams up with Lockheed Martin on helium-fuelled airships

Giant helium-fuelled airships could soon be plying the skies - and a Tanzania-based gas explorer hopes to be joining them for the ride.

The Qube reshapes the modular, connected tent

The social campers over at M2C Innovation are back doing what they do: building modular tents that link up into full-blown campsite communities. The last time we checked in, they were focused on domes, but now they've moved on to Qubes.

Bigelow Space stations

NASA currently is pushing forward plans for a cislunar base that is similar in size to the Skylab space station of the 1970s.

Airlander 10 airship gets outfitted for cushier landings

Hybrid Air Vehicles' Airlander 10 airship, which is the world's largest aircraft, has just been improved.

AMAZING VIDEO: Man Lifts 20 Ton Block By Hand

A builder from Michigan USA has discovered some amazing techniques of how to move and lift huge stones onto one another

Second hardest transparent material developed from common industrial ceramic silicon nitride

Scientists have for the first time developed a transparent sample of a popular industrial ceramic that is the second hardest material after diamond and can withstand substantially higher temperatures.

New modeling of fullerite and diamand based ultrahard materials

Russian physicists modeled a fullerite and diamond-based structure and demonstrated that the MIPT press office said.

This Company Just Made A 3D-Printed Home In 24 Hours For $10K

There's no doubt about it, this technology is a game-changer.

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.

China developing arsenal ship that would have a high speed hydroplaning mode and...

China developing arsenal ship that would have a high speed hydroplaning mode and submersible capability

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