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Apr 22, 2023

Meet LOOP: Airbus’ new space station includes sci-fi-like centrifuge

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And it could fly to orbit, in only one launch, by the early 2030s.

European aerospace giant Airbus has just revealed a new concept space habitat called LOOP. The 26-foot-wide (8 meters) multi-purpose orbital module will feature three customizable decks, all of which will be connected by a tunnel overlooking a space greenhouse.

In a press statement, Airbus said its new space station design could accommodate up to eight crew members, and it could be deployed to orbit, in only one launch, by the early 2030s.

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Apr 20, 2023

Revisiting China’s Lost “Sky City”

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Sky City was an ambitious leap, an entire mini-city contained within a single building. At some 1.05 million square meters and.

The story of China’s Sky City, a prefabricated megastructure that hoped to cut the cost of housing, and why Sky City failed.

Apr 19, 2023

Elon Musk Dishes On AI Wars With Google, ChatGPT And Twitter On Fox News

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, habitats, robotics/AI, space travel

The world’s wealthiest billionaires are drawing battle lines when it comes to who will control AI, according to Elon Musk in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, which aired this week.

Musk explained that he cofounded ChatGPT-maker OpenAI in reaction to Google cofounder Larry Page’s lack of concern over the danger of AI outsmarting humans.

He said the two were once close friends and that he would often stay at Page’s house in Palo Alto where they would talk late into the night about the technology. Page was such a fan of Musk’s that in Jan. 2015, Google invested $1 billion in SpaceX for a 10% stake with Fidelity Investments. “He wants to go to Mars. That’s a worthy goal,” Page said in a March 2014 TED Talk.

Apr 17, 2023

Starship Launch Set 8am 17 Apr 23 Historic Launch Attempt

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See why history may hang in the balance on this critical launch attempt.

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Apr 13, 2023

NASA unveils ‘Mars’ habitat for year-long experiments on Earth

Posted by in categories: habitats, health, space travel

Four small rooms, a gym and a lot of red sand—NASA unveiled on Tuesday its new Mars-simulation habitat, in which volunteers will live for a year at a time to test what life will be like on future missions to Earth’s neighbor.

The facility, created for three planned experiments called the Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA), is located at the US space agency’s massive research base in Houston, Texas.

Four volunteers will begin the first trial this summer, during which NASA plans to monitor their physical and to better understand humans’ fortitude for such a long isolation.

Apr 12, 2023

AI race: Chinese giant Alibaba enters the fray with its bilingual AI model

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The AI race has just gone global.

Chinese e-commerce and technology giant, Alibaba, unveiled its generative artificial intelligence (AI) model Tongyi Qianwen, a ChatGPT-like service, earlier today. The service can work in English and Chinese and will be rolled out across Alibaba products, ranging from Slack-like communication apps to smart home speakers.

Interest in the area of large language models has increased in the recent past after ChatGPT took the world by storm.

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Apr 10, 2023

Internet access must become a human right or we risk ever-widening inequality, argues researcher

Posted by in categories: education, employment, habitats, health, internet

People around the globe are so dependent on the internet to exercise socioeconomic human rights such as education, health care, work, and housing that online access must now be considered a basic human right, a new study reveals.

Particularly in , can make the difference between people receiving an education, staying healthy, finding a home, and securing employment—or not.

Even if people have offline opportunities, such as accessing schemes or finding housing, they are at a comparative disadvantage to those with Internet access.

Apr 6, 2023

Startup builds “inflatable” concrete houses in just hours

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Looking ahead: Automatic Construction is in the process of building a concrete house for one customer in New York and has contracts signed with two others, according to Bell. It’s also inked a deal with a “large commercial contractor” for a structure.

It’s not clear how large those will be, but the prototypes the company has built so far are better described as tiny houses than starter homes — they might be large enough for one person, but they aren’t likely to accommodate a family.

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Apr 6, 2023

This Bonkers 130-Foot Solar-Electric Trimaran Concept Is Shaped Like an Ancient Roman Home

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The vessel goes by the name of Domus, which means “house” in ancient Latin.

Apr 1, 2023

THE FIRST 2 YEARS ON MARS (Prequel) Timelapse

Posted by in categories: education, Elon Musk, habitats, mathematics, physics, robotics/AI, space travel, sustainability

10 SpaceX Starships are carrying 120 robots to Mars. They are the first to colonize the Red Planet. Building robot habitats to protect themselves, and then landing pads, structures, and the life support systems for the humans who will soon arrive.

This Mars colonization mini documentary also covers they type of robots that will be building on Mars, the solar fields, how Elon Musk and Tesla could have a battery bank station at the Mars colony, and how the Martian colony expands during the 2 years when the robots are building. Known as the Robotic Age of Mars.

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