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May 1, 2019

Storage beyond the cloud

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, habitats, internet, space

A new way to store information in molecules could preserve the contents of the New York Public Library in a teaspoon of protein, without energy, for millions of years.

Books can burn. Computers get hacked. DVDs degrade. Technologies to store information–ink on paper, computers, CDs and DVDs, and even DNA–continue to improve. And yet, threats as simple as water and as complex as cyber-attacks can still corrupt our records.

As the data boom continues to boom, more and more information gets filed in less and less space. Even the cloud–whose name promises opaque, endless space–will eventually run out of space, can’t thwart all hackers, and gobbles up energy. Now, a new way to store information could stably house data for millions of years, lives outside the hackable internet, and, once written, uses no energy. All you need is a chemist, some cheap molecules, and your precious information.

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Apr 29, 2019

Purdue pursues smart, resilient space habitats

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

To help put the first generation of space colonists on the right footing, Purdue University’s Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats (RETH) Institute is building a one-quarter-scale space habitat similar to ones that may one day be built on the Moon and Mars. It is hoped habitats boasting a combination of “resilience, intelligence, and autonomy” will stand up to the many hazards space can throw at them.

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Apr 26, 2019

Philip Tedeschi, Director, Institute for Human-Animal Connection — Ira Pastor — IdeaXme

Posted by in categories: aging, biological, biotech/medical, DNA, futurism, genetics, habitats, health, life extension, neuroscience

Apr 26, 2019

This 3D-printed beehive could be our future home on Mars

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

Would you like to spend a night in a future 3D-printed Mars habitat? You might get the chance.

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Apr 25, 2019

There’s a new $200,000,000 ‘Vessel’ building in NYC

Posted by in category: habitats

The ‘Vessel’ says it owns every photo taken on the grounds.

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Apr 22, 2019

Man Makes and Sells Compostable Wild Grass Straws

Posted by in categories: habitats, sustainability

Imagine being able to use grass instead of plastic for #Straws…Zero Waste Saigon, which also sells the straws, says that finding a human use for the grass, helps preserve wetlands, which provide habitat for Sarus Crane birds, because it prevents them from being turned into crop land.


This man has come up with a super sustainable — and truly biodegradable —substitute for plastic straws.

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Apr 21, 2019

What If We Built A Ring World In Space?

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

Someday, when humankind outgrows planet Earth, we might aim to build a habitat so vast we could never overpopulate it.

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Apr 17, 2019

Transparent architecture

Posted by in categories: habitats, neuroscience

ETH spin-off Archilyse promises nothing less than the “world’s most comprehensive architecture analysis” on its website. The young entrepreneurs are attracting a lot of interest in the real estate sector.

Is a four-room apartment family-friendly or more suitable for a couple? How can office space be optimally divided so that its users feel comfortable? Archilyse helps to answer these kinds of questions. Based on address information, floor plans and 3D models, the ETH spin-off’s platform delivers various simulations and analyses of a property and makes them available to project developers, architects and real estate companies via an interface.

“A young family, for example, might be interested in the soundproofing between the children’s rooms and the , whether you can see the play area from the living room and whether the children’s rooms are bright enough to not impair the children’s cognitive abilities,” explains Archilyse founder Matthias Standfest.

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Apr 17, 2019

Incredible 3D Laser Scans Saved in 2015 Could Help Rebuild The Notre Dame

Posted by in category: habitats

The world watched in horror Monday night while flames tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. As fire consumed the roof and toppled its iconic central spire, it seemed as though the historic church could be lost forever — but it’s possible, thanks to cutting-edge imagining technology, that all hope may not be lost.

Thanks to the meticulous work of Vassar College’s art historian Andrew Tallon, every exquisite detail and mysterious clue to the building’s 13th-century construction was recorded in a digital archive in 2015 using laser imaging.

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Apr 16, 2019

Building A Mars Habitat

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

This is what the first Mars colony could be living in 🔴 🚀.

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