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.

Breakthroughs could make commercial laser nuclear fusion through billion times improvements in yield

Two recent scientific breakthroughs have opened a new way to laser fusion reactions according to startup HB11 Energy.

Six Ways US Stocks Most Overvalued in History

US large cap stocks are the most overvalued in history. Let's investigate six ways.

New metallic glass material created by starving atoms of a nucleus

Metallic glass is an emerging type of material, so its secrets are still being discovered. While working with the stuff, a team of Yale researchers created a brand new type of metallic glass, by shrinking samples down to the nanoscale until it forms

Fashion on the final frontier: The story of the spacesuit

Ever since NASA retired the silver lamé Mercury spacesuits of the early 1960s astronauts have fallen a little behind in the fashion department, but now a new generation of spacesuits is being developed for both the public and private sectors.

Game changing nuclear molten salt reactor will be cheaper than natural gas

Recently , Terrestrial Energy Inc.'s (TEI) announced the completion of the first phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's (CNSC) pre-licensing vendor design review.

Thorcon floating supertanker molten salt reactors starting with 2021 prototype

ThorCon is a liquid-fuel fission power plant, under development in the US, to be built in a far-east shipyard, then floated to Indonesia, with testing starting in 2021.

Heat only nuclear plants proposed to get rid of coal power at one third the cost

There has been proposal in China to switch from fossil fuel burners to "swimming pool" nuclear reactors.

NASA testing ultra-simple small nuclear reactors that will power missions to Mars and beyond

NASA is pushing forward on testing a key energy source that could literally "empower" human crews on the Mars surface, energizing habitats and running on-the-spot processing equipment to transform Red Planet resources into oxygen, water and fuel.

ADSORPTION-DESORPTION SOLAR REFRIGERATOR

by Needful Provision, Inc. (NPI) (This article Copyright 2005 Needful Provision, Inc., USA. This page is a mirror of part of thier page at http://www.needfulprovision.org/main/solaroven.php to ensure that it is not lost. I will remove this mirror as

Icyball

IcyBall was a name given to two early refrigerators, one made by Australian Sir Edward Hallstrom in 1923, and the other design patented by David Forbes Keith of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (filed 1927, granted 1929), and manufactured by American Powel C

20 kWh Powerwall working beyond expectations!

This project is now at 40kwh of storage with fully configurable BMS from http://www.batrium.com.

Converting all windows to transparent solar would provide 25% of US electrical needs

If every window in the United states was converted to transparent solar cell windows with 10% solar efficiency then researchers claim it would produce 80% of the electrical needs of the USA.

Tesla actually built the world's biggest battery. Here's how it works.

Get amped to learn about lithium-ion energy storage!

China completing small floating and submersible nuclear reactors around 2020

China is starting construction on a marine nuclear power platform which is designed to supply power for the country's offshore oil drilling platforms and islands.

ARCA's revolutionary aerospike engine completed and ready for testing

ARCA Space Corporation has announced its linear aerospike engine is ready to start ground tests as the company moves towards installing the engine in its Demonstrator 3 rocket.

Could graphene ripples be tapped into as a clean, limitless energy source?

As if graphene wasn't versatile enough already, researchers at the University of Arkansas have now found a way for the two-dimensional material to be used as a source of clean and potentially unlimited energy.

15 INCREDIBLE HOUSEBOATS - UNIQUE HOUSEBOAT DESIGNS

Have you ever considered living in a houseboat? Here is our list of 15 incredible houseboats

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

As promised to help South Australia with energy problems

Small and passively safe Nuclear reactors for NASA and military missions

This month NASA will start testing a tiny 1 kilowatt uranium fission reactor Stirling engines for use in possible future missions to Mars.

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

The world's first "space nation" has taken flight. On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite. The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from N

The World's First Floating Nation Designed to 'Liberate Humanity...

From Politicians' Will Appear in the Pacific Ocean by 2020...The world's first floating nation is set to appear in the Pacific Ocean off the island of Tahiti in 2020.

Floating Cities, No Longer Science Fiction, Begin to Take Shape

It is an idea at once audacious and simplistic, a seeming impossibility that is now technologically within reach: cities floating in international waters -- independent, self-sustaining nation states at sea.

How this couple earns a six figure annual income with 1.5 acres of land

(Natural News) Can small-scale farming in the modern age really generate enough income for the average family to make an honest living?

Forget your checked luggage. This airline is weighing passengers

Finnair is asking for a few volunteers, not to take a later flight, but to step on a scale before boarding the plane.

Meet The Tiny Mobile Home That Comes Equipped With A Tiny Greenhouse

This tiny greenhouse is going to change the lives of future residents.

"Luxury tourism" version of world's largest aircraft is in the works

Airships may indeed be well-suited to tasks like cargo transport, surveying and surveillance, but what really captures peoples' imaginations is the thought of travelling aboard one as a tourist. Well, according to Britain's Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV),

A $45,000 FLAT PACK TINY HOME THAT CAN BE DROPPED ANYWHERE & ASSEMBLED LIKE IKEA FURNITURE

A Canadian company, Leckie Studio Architecture + Design, based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has created a design for an incredible off-grid home that can be assembled, pretty much anywhere by a team of four in less than a week. If you h

First Moon colonists could be molemen living giant 50km cave

A Japanese space probe data confirmed that an enormous cavern stretching for about 50 kilometers exists beneath the moon's surface, offering a possible protected site for future lunar bases, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Oct. 18.

Bigelow and ULA plan expandable B330 orbital lunar space station in 2022

Bigelow Aerospace and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are working together to launch a B330 expandable module on ULA's Vulcan launch vehicle. The launch would place a B330 outfitted module in Low Lunar Orbit by the end of 2022 to serve as a lunar depo

Entirely automated giant 3D printing and robotics rocket factory

Relativity Space wants is reimagining the way rockets are built and flown with massive 3D printing.

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.

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