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Nov 7, 2022

A fossil species found living off southern California, with notes on the genus Cymatioa (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Galeommatoidea)

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A small bivalve mollusk previously only known from the Pleistocene of Los Angeles County has recently been found living intertidally near Santa Barbara, California. The bivalve has been determined to be Cymatioa cooki (Willett, 1937), a member of the Galeommatoidea J.E. Gray, 1840. We document the habitat for the newly discovered C. cooki, and compare it to C. electilis (Berry, 1963), the other extant member of this genus recorded from the region. Cymatioa cooki is rare, and while many galeommatoid species have been shown to be commensal with other invertebrates, we have been unable to determine any specific commensal relationships for it.

Nov 7, 2022

This company built a 3D-printed net zero house to decrease carbon dioxide

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“We face two global crises in housing and climate change.”

Southern California met its first-in-the-world 3D-printed zero net home thanks to Mighty Buildings. As part of a 40-unit community in Desert Hot Springs, these 3D-printed houses also draw attention to environmental and economic strategies.

“We are excited to be the first company in the world to complete what we believe to be the sustainable housing standard of the future,” said Mighty Buildings CEO Slava Solonitsyn, as per Dezeen.

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Nov 5, 2022

MAST develops adaptable flat-pack system for building floating homes

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Danish maritime architecture studio MAST has developed Land on Water, a system for constructing floating buildings that aims to be more flexible and sustainable than traditional methods.

The system designed by Copenhagen-based MAST consists of modular containers that can be filled with various floatation elements, similar to how gabion cages are used in the construction industry.

Made from recycled reinforced plastic, these flat-pack modules could be easily transported around the world and assembled in different configurations to suit a range of building types.

Oct 31, 2022

ICON Unveils “House Zero” and Announces 2022 SXSW Activations

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How much did Musk pay for Twitter again? With everything the marketing of anything starts with demand. Was there demand for something better than Facebook and Twitter of course. Was there a demand to buy Twitter no. Kanye lost money but he didn’t lose $44 billion, as Musk probably realizes that $5 billion in yearly revenues isn’t guaranteed, especially if people pull a Kanye…so Musk wants to charge.

What is in demand then? Affordable housing is in demand because rents and inflation keep going up. $44 billion buys a lot of land. $25 Billion is $500 million in 50 states. This would have enabled Musk to spend $25 Billion on land alone. That always increase in value.

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Oct 28, 2022

Zuckerberg slammed

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Evan Spiegel, Snap CEO, “Last thing I want to do when I get home from work,” is the metaverse.

It might be big news to Mark Zuckerberg, who is all in on the metaverse, but most other big tech and social media leaders are not so hyped. In fact most of them are extremely unenthusiastic.

Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live conference Wednesday, several executives weighed in on what the metaverse is, with very few having kind words for the startup. While none made direct mention of the multi-billion dollar investment by meta in the virtual world, this was something that was foremost on leaders’ minds.

Oct 25, 2022

Earth’s magnetic field is the spookiest thing you’ve ever heard

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The new Halloween haunted house soundtrack just dropped, courtesy of the European Space Agency.

New Halloween haunted house soundtrack just dropped, courtesy of the European Space Agency.

Kiona Smith

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Oct 20, 2022

Hurricane Resistant Homes

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Deltec Homes is changing the way the world builds. For over five decades, we have designed and engineered homes to fight climate change and withstand the harshest of weather conditions. The connections, both inside and out, that our homes provide make it truly the strongest home for people and our planet.

The engineering and innovation behind each Deltec is why they have stood against some of the most detrimental storms in history including direct hits from Hurricanes Dorian, Michael, Maria, Irma, Harvey, Sandy, Katrina, Hugo, Ivan and Charley.

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Oct 19, 2022

Turning The Bouncy Castle Into Inflatable Concrete-Filled Homes

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Bouncy castle inspires inventor to develop a method for constructing inflatable concrete homes.

Company delivers 15-minute inflatables to building sites and then pumps concrete into them to produce a building in one hour.

Oct 14, 2022

Meta’s metaverse bill keeps rising, crosses $15 billion in 2022

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Zuckerberg’s plans to go down this road have the company’s investors jittery.

When Facebook rebranded to Meta last year, little did anybody know that the company would be spending billions on building its vision of the metaverse that would look uninspiring even a year later. Worse still, the company isn’t specifying exactly where it spent over $15 billion in 2022 alone, Business Insider.

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Oct 13, 2022

New AI Algorithms Predict Sports Teams’ Moves With 80% Accuracy

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Accuracy. Now the Cornell Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls, which developed the algorithms, is collaborating with the Big Red hockey team to expand the research project’s applications.

Representing Cornell University, the Big Red men’s ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college ice hockey program. Cornell Big Red competes in the ECAC Hockey conference and plays its home games at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, New York.

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