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Mar 6, 2022

Merritt considering 3D printer to help build homes for evacuees

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats, security

Following November’s catastrophic flooding events, roughly 600 Merritt residents still haven’t returned to their homes, but a 3D printer may speed up the process. Greg Solecki, the Merritt’s recovery manag.

“Our biggest priority is getting people back to Merritt and into homes and this 3D-printed option is looking like the most viable one right now,” Solecki said.

READ MORE: 3D printing’s new challenge: Solving the US housing shortage

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Mar 5, 2022

New York City Pursues Net-Zero in the Borough of Queens

Posted by in categories: climatology, habitats, sustainability

As cities address climate change, they are looking at passive buildings and novel approaches to energy and heating.

Cities are being challenged to tackle climate change through net-zero strategies that include passive homes, geothermal heating, and more.

Mar 3, 2022

Berlin Affordable Housing Challenge

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The Berlin Affordable Housing Challenge is part of Bee Breeders’ Affordable Housing competition series. Run in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, this competition tasked participants with submitting innovative design proposals for tackling Berlin’s housing crisis.

Germany’s new government, formed in 2021, has vowed to make affordable housing a centerpiece of its agenda. Berlin, the capital city and the country’s center of gravity for entrepreneurship and new business, is in particular feeling extreme housing market pressures. According to an article published by NPR during the period of this competition, eight out of 10 city residents are now renters, where rent has increased 42% since 2016, and where an average of 40,000 new residents arrive each year.

Mar 2, 2022

Meta says its metaverse ambitions won’t be possible without better cellular networks

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Meta, formerly Facebook, has said that its grand ambition of building the ultimate “metaverse” won’t be possible if there aren’t drastic improvements in today’s telecoms networks.

The metaverse is a buzzword that’s being hyped up as the next big thing in tech. Broadly speaking, the concept refers to a seamless virtual world where people can work, shop and play with their colleagues, friends and family.

Dan Rabinovitsj, VP of connectivity at Meta, told CNBC at the Mobile World Congress tech event Monday that home networks and cellular networks aren’t yet ready for the metaverse.

Mar 2, 2022

Why 3D print a house? step inside the completed ‘house zero’ to find out

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats

Designboom speaks with ICON and lake | flato after visiting the 3D printed ‘house zero.’ discover more from the architect and fabricator!

Feb 28, 2022

Fortescue starts building hydrogen electrolyser plant that will double global production

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Fortescue begins construction of world’s biggest electrolyser factory, to double global production.

Feb 27, 2022

Florida man bought Tesla storage batteries for his solar system, pays almost nothing to FPL

Posted by in categories: climatology, habitats, sustainability

Fred Closter doesn’t like Florida Power & Light.

When the Boynton Beach retiree spent $24,000 to install on the roof of his Boynton Beach home a year ago, he decided not to rely on the utility to power his home when the panels weren’t generating electricity at night and when it rains.

So he dropped another $16,000 on two large lithium ion batteries made by Tesla that can power the home for up to a day and a half if his panels aren’t producing. If a hurricane or other severe storm with the potential to create power outages approaches, the Closters’ solar provider, SunPower, will remotely direct the system to charge their batteries so their power won’t be interrupted.

Feb 27, 2022

‘First community of 3D printed, recycled plastic homes’ to be built in California

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats

California-based Azure Printed Homes has announced intentions to construct 14 prefabricated 3D printed homes using recycled plastic. The homes will form part of a new housing development in Ridgecrest, California, led by Oasis Development.

The project will build on Azure’s existing production of backyard studios and ADUs, which it produces from its factory in Culver City, CA. The company claims that 3D printing their ADUs and studios from recycled plastic allows them to build the units 70% faster and with 30% fewer costs than traditional home construction methods.

Feb 24, 2022

Our Anxiety Level Should Decrease As The Day Goes On. For Some People, It Doesn’t

Posted by in categories: futurism, habitats

“At healthy levels, worry can help us anticipate threats and prepare for the future,” says Rebecca C. Cox, the lead author of the research from the Department of Integrative Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder. “Worry can become a cause for concern if the frequency or intensity of the worry is disproportionate to the source of the worry. If I’m so worried about an upcoming test that I can’t focus on studying, or I’m so frequently worried about storms that I don’t leave my house, then worry has crossed into a problematic range.”

According to previous research, in those with generalized anxiety disorder, worry may function to keep anxiety at a high but predictable level to avoid experiencing an unexpected shift in emotion.

To** **investigate this on a day-to-day level, Cox and her team asked participants to respond to daily survey prompts in the morning, afternoon, and evening to indicate how anxious they felt in that moment. This method, called ecological momentary assessment, is often employed by psychologists to measure emotions in real-time.

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Feb 23, 2022

Manhattan Island extension could provide homes for 250,000 people

Posted by in categories: climatology, economics, habitats, sustainability

Rutgers professor Jason Barr has proposed adding 1,760-acres of reclaimed land, named New Mannahatta, to the tip of Manhattan to provide housing and combat climate change.

Called New Mannahatta in reference to the indigenous name for the island in New York, the plan would extend Manhattan Island into New York Harbor beyond the Statue of Liberty.

Barr, a professor of economics at Rutgers University, outlined his plan in an opinion piece directed at the city’s mayor Eric Adams, which was recently published in the New York Times.

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