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Aug 14, 2022

For Rent: 327 Square Foot Apartment With 5 Rooms—Thanks to Robot Furniture

Posted by in categories: habitats, robotics/AI

With the push of a button, a messy bedroom becomes a spotless living room. America’s housing crisis isn’t going away, but technology that allows small spaces to serve multiple purposes could help.

Aug 14, 2022

Mars City: 3 Red Planet resources could forge a critical building material

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

Iron will be key to human self-sufficiency on Mars.


When the first humans reach Mars, they’ll probably live in habitats that were there ahead of time or in habitats made from their landers.

Aug 7, 2022

Contactless Building Construction Could Happen With This New Levitation Device

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats

In a world where 3D printing is being applied to everything from houses to rockets to guns 0, the question comes up as to where manufacturing might be headed next.

A new device, called LeviPrint, adds a unique feature to the manufacturing process: acoustic levitation. By trapping small objects in high frequency sound waves, LeviPrint can be used to build a variety of different structures without touching any of the pieces.

In a video released by researchers from Spain’s Universidad Publica de Navarra, or UPNA, LeviPrint can be seen building a variety of different things, including a bridge, a hoop made out of liquid glue droplets and a cat’s ears.

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Aug 4, 2022

Heat Pumps Prove Themselves During A Harsh Maine Winter

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The state of Maine has started a campaign to educate residents about heat pumps and now they can heat homes even in the winter.


Heat pumps are i ncomprehensible to many people. How can a thing that looks like an air conditioner keep people warm in the winter? The state of Maine wants to install 100,000 heat pumps in the next 3 years and is off to a good start. 27,000 of them were installed by Maine residents last year. Presently, about 60% of all homes in Maine are heated by oil furnaces — one of the highest percentages in America. All those furnaces mean lots of carbon emissions.

Maine may not have the harshest winters in the United States, but it certainly comes close. Old time Mainers like to say their weather is “10 months of winter and 2 months of damn poor sleddin’.” Outside of cities like Portland, its residents tend to be skeptical of new ways of doing things, and that reticence extends to heat pumps.

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Jul 28, 2022

China’s Plans to Leave the SpaceX Starship and Artemis in the Dust

Posted by in categories: habitats, space travel

China’s fully reusable version of the Long March 9 super heavy-lift rocket, currently in design could blow the SpaceX Starship and even the Artemis Block 2 out of the water both in regards to cost and performance. See how SpaceX may yet counter this. Latest news on re-entry for China’s Long March 5B booster too.

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Jul 25, 2022

Combat Starships — and Faster Launch Concepts

Posted by in categories: habitats, space travel

DoD has already funded Starship Cargo concepts studies and is interested in a troop rocket! Will we have SpaceX Starship Troopers? I look into what DoD is interested in, why the one hour mission just is not going to happen, alternatives and a concept for a launch on demand system. Be sure to watch to the end to catch that fun concept!
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Jul 25, 2022

World’s tallest 3D-printed space habitat fits perfectly inside Starship

Posted by in categories: habitats, space travel

The Rosenberg Space Habitat is the world’s tallest 3D-printed polymer structure. It will help students embrace new space technologies.

Jul 25, 2022

Chennai Teacher Makes Homemade Fertilizers From Kitchen Waste, Grows Over 400 Plants

Posted by in categories: food, habitats

A midst the hustle and bustle in one of Chennai’s busiest streets, Chrompet, 51-year-old S Sathyanarayanan has created a green paradise on his 1,200 sq ft terrace. He grows 400 plants including ornamental flowers such as moss roses, medicinal plants like moringa, fruits like figs, and vegetables like lady’s finger, potatoes and more.

However, what’s unique about Sathya’s garden is that he prepares a variety of liquid fertilizers using kitchen ingredients to nourish his plants. Further, he also prepares a mix of water, jaggery, and an organic Waste Decomposer (WDC) solution in a 250-litre drum. This is fed to all plants regularly, which ensures healthy and pest-free growth.

“I started terrace gardening in 2015 after my family and I moved into our newly constructed home here. Earlier, we were living on the ground floor of a rented home and I could not grow many plants, as the availability of space was an issue. I started my gardening journey with 50 pots of money plants, tulsi, tomatoes and others. Today, my garden has over 400 pots, which grow ornamental flowers, fruits, and vegetables,” says Sathya, adding that regular visitors to his garden include buzzing honey bees and chirping love birds.

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Jul 25, 2022

How To Turn a Neglected Alley Into a Beloved (and Wealth-Generating) “Minor Street”

Posted by in category: habitats

We have collected that series into this new, free e-book, The American Alley: A Hidden Resource. The e-book includes the full text of the articles, along with additional illustrations and two appendices that go deeper on the design principles of the world’s most beloved “minor streets.”

Whether you’re an incremental developer, a housing or walkability advocate, a local official trying to grow your city’s tax base, or a homeowner who wants to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on your property, The American Alley will help you understand why alleys were forgotten in the first place…and spur your imagination for what’s possible, now.

Jul 24, 2022

An abandoned Berlin airport is being transformed into a climate-neutral, car-free neighborhood

Posted by in categories: climatology, education, habitats

Interesting story.


The site will have 5,000 new apartments—along with schools and stores that all residents can walk to.

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