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Dec 26, 2020

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins harvests radishes grown in space

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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins harvested fresh radishes grown in space, opening new doors for producing food in microgravity to sustain future longer-term missions to the moon and Mars.

The radishes were grown in the Advanced Plant Habitat (APH) aboard the International Space Station. NASA shared a time-lapse video of the radishes as they grew inside the APH over the course of 27 days.

Dec 23, 2020

Remarkable New Species of Snake Found Hidden in a Biodiversity Collection – Occupies Its Own Branch on Snake Tree of Life

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Waray Dwarf Burrowing Snake occupies its own branch on snake tree of life.

To be fair, the newly described Waray Dwarf Burrowing Snake (Levitonius mirus) is pretty great at hiding.

In its native habitat, Samar and Leyte islands in the Philippines, the snake spends most of its time burrowing underground, usually surfacing only after heavy rains in much the same way earthworms tend to wash up on suburban sidewalks after a downpour.

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Dec 20, 2020

Drones Are Poised to Reshape Home Design

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Landing pads, special mailboxes and more: A future where delivery drones buzz through neighborhoods could prompt architects and builders to rethink.

Dec 17, 2020

A 3-floor apartment building is being built in Germany with a 3D printer — see how it’s being done

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A three-floor apartment building is being constructed by Peri, a formwork and scaffolding maker, with the help of a 3D construction printer.

Germany-based Peri isn’t a newcomer to the ever-growing 3D construction printing segment. The apartment building is currently being printed in Bavaria, Germany, and the project was unveiled only two months after Peri announced i t was creating Germany’s first 3D printed two-story detached home.

Unlike the first project, this upcoming three-floor apartment building will contain 4, 090 square feet of occupiable space in the form of five apartment units and a basement. The units will be available in different sizes, good for both single occupants and families, Peri’s global business development manager of 3D construction printing Jan Graumann told Business Insider in an email interview.

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Dec 14, 2020

Stanford Designer is Making Bricks Out of Fast-Growing Mushrooms That Are Stronger than Concrete

Posted by in categories: habitats, materials

Mushroom buildings! 😃

Using mycelium, Bay-area designer Phil Ross creates an 6X6 arch out of mushroom roots turned into bricks, and he wants to build a house next.

Dec 9, 2020

How to Build a Home on the Moon

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A small-scale replica of a lunar habitat is taking shape at Purdue University. The goal is to prepare for life in a hostile environment—including our own.

Dec 5, 2020

Houses built like pyramids go viral in China

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A pyramid-styled housing complex was built in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. With a spacious balcony on each apartment, residents have found it difficult to cook inside the kitchen, because vent hoods cannot be installed in the flat.

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Dec 5, 2020

Building An Invisibility Shield

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Video from Unilad. I want my own invisibility shield! 😃

This guy built an invisibility shield that actually works! 😱.

Dec 3, 2020

Logging in to get kicked out: Inside America’s virtual eviction crisis

Posted by in categories: finance, habitats

When Gabrielle Diamond and her boyfriend, Brian Cox, showed up for eviction court on October 15, they were more than a little nervous.

The two had been renting a bedroom in transitional housing for veterans in Kansas City, Missouri, since January, paying $600 per month for their month-to-month lease. Almost as soon as they moved in, Diamond says, the issues started. The building was unclean and attracted mice, and the landlord would make unannounced weekly visits; at one point, the couple were asked to move out temporarily for house repairs without any assistance, financial or otherwise.

Nov 27, 2020

House Built Using Lego-Like Wooden Blocks

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These wooden lego-like blocks by Gablok let you easily construct a house in just days. (Follow Tech That Matters for more.)

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