Blog

Archive for the ‘habitats’ category

Jun 23, 2017

This solar paint creates energy from water vapor

Posted by in categories: energy, habitats

This solar paint will turn your house into a power station.

Read more

Jun 16, 2017

Elon Musk Just Published His Plan to Colonize Mars

Posted by in categories: alien life, Elon Musk, habitats

They say everything’s sweeter the second time around, and that seems to be the case for SpaceX’s plans to colonize Mars. Last year, Musk unveiled his plans to colonize the Red Planet and make it fit for human habitation. Now, that version of the plan has been published and made available for free— with a few notable updates.

In the paper, the focus is on affordability, as that is the primary factor in making life on Mars a reality. As Musk notes, “You cannot create a self-sustaining civilization if the ticket price is $10 billion per person.” In order for it to be viable, Musk asserts that the cost should be about $200,000—equivalent to the median price of a house in the United States. In the paper, Musk outlines the steps he considers essential to ensuring this relative affordability.

But this is just the beginning. Musk posted a tweet today hinting that this version one is already being reviewed…and version 2 is on its way.

Continue reading “Elon Musk Just Published His Plan to Colonize Mars” »

Jun 7, 2017

China is building a 50km bridge to Hong Kong

Posted by in category: habitats

It will be the longest sea crossing in the world.

Read more

May 19, 2017

Space hotels aren’t sci-fi anymore

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

Bigelow Aerospace is building space habitats for the public. Get an exclusive tour inside one of their prototypes, and see where we would live in space.

Read more

May 10, 2017

Elon Musk: Tesla’s Solar Roofs Will Be Cheaper Than Regular Roofs & Have “Infinity Warranty”

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, habitats, sustainability, transportation

If he can deliver on the cheaper than a regular roof, and forever warranty, and have the warranty transfer to a new home owner in a sale, then these would really catch on.


Last night, Elon Musk announced that Tesla’s solar roofs would be on sale starting today. At the time, he also stated that more information on the panels was forthcoming. Now, he has unveiled key details about Tesla’s “infinity warranty.”

Last night, Elon Musk announced via Twitter that orders would begin today (May 10th, 2017) for his revolutionary solar roof hardware. In another tweet, he promised that ordering would be available in most countries throughout the world. He also clarified that people could expect to see delivery begin in the United States in late 2017, and that deliveries would roll out sometime next year for overseas locations.

Continue reading “Elon Musk: Tesla’s Solar Roofs Will Be Cheaper Than Regular Roofs & Have ‘Infinity Warranty’” »

Apr 29, 2017

Ontario to roll out basic income in three cities

Posted by in categories: economics, food, government, habitats

Ontario will provide residents in Hamilton, Thunder Bay and Lindsay with free income, part of the government’s plan to test whether the extra funds will help improve their job prospects and quality of life.

The idea is to give the province’s working poor, unemployed and homeless residents an income to pay for their basic needs of food and housing.

About 4,000 recipients will be randomly chosen from the three regions. One group will start receiving the so-called basic income as soon as this summer, and the remainder will be part of the control group, which will not receive any payments, according to a provincial spokesman. A single person could receive up to $16,989 per year. A couple could get up to $24,027 annually.

Continue reading “Ontario to roll out basic income in three cities” »

Apr 26, 2017

This robot can build a 50-foot-wide house all by itself in 14 hours, at MIT or on Mars

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats, robotics/AI, space travel, sustainability

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a double-armed, laser-guided robot that can basically 3D print a 50-foot-wide house in less than 14 hours with almost no human intervention. The Digital Construction Platform, described today in Science Robotics, consists of a large hydraulic arm mounted on a platform with motorized treads, plus a smaller electric-powered arm for finer movements. The MIT team programmed the solar-powered machine to spray out foam construction material, layer by layer, to form a 12-foot-high, igloo-like structure big enough to house a family. The researchers hope such robots could someday be sent to the moon, Mars or Antarctica to build “print-in-place” habitats from the materials at hand … or at manipulator.

Read more

Apr 8, 2017

A temporary tattoo that brings hospital care to the home

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, habitats, health, wearables

What if doctors could monitor patients at home with the same degree of accuracy they’d get during a stay at the hospital? Bioelectronics innovator Todd Coleman shares his quest to develop wearable, flexible electronic health monitoring patches that promise to revolutionize healthcare and make medicine less invasive.

Read more

Apr 6, 2017

Living Off The Grid: This Utopian Village starts to produce its own food and energy in 2018

Posted by in categories: energy, food, habitats, sustainability

Off-grid housing that actually works for families is hard to come by, but that’s what ReGen Villages is striving towards with their concept for new self-sustaining communities.

The startup real estate company has a dream to create regenerative communities that not only produce their own food but also generate their own power, meaning what’s usually only possible for rural areas with renewable energy sources would be a reality for people that want these luxuries while having close neighbors.

This idea is more than just a dream, however, as the development company has its sights on their first site in Almere, Netherlands with the goal of opening it in 2018.

Continue reading “Living Off The Grid: This Utopian Village starts to produce its own food and energy in 2018” »

Apr 4, 2017

Fly Me to the Moon and Then to Mars, Boeing: Defense Firm Expands Space Plans

Posted by in categories: habitats, space travel

Boeing, the world’s second-largest defense firm, has detailed the hardware it thinks humanity will need to stage a piloted mission to Mars — and outlined plans for lunar bases, which will serve as a jumping off point for deep space missions, and assist in exploration of the Moon.

Boeing, and five other companies, are already collaborating with NASA to develop the Space Launch System (SLS), which it is hoped will power a trip to Mars. Now, the firm has offered up conceptual designs for other accessories it will be useful for the mission, and a more general vision of how it could be achieved — and made easier on repeat visits. Of particular note are a deep space habitat design, and transport vehicle.

Continue reading “Fly Me to the Moon and Then to Mars, Boeing: Defense Firm Expands Space Plans” »

Page 1 of 3112345678Last