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Building your dream home could send you to the hemp dealer

One of the oldest and most sustainable building materials of all time is staging a comeback: hemp. Now that several states have legalized the use of …

Cannabis

Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot 'tube homes' made from concrete water pipes

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world's priciest city for homebuyers, according to the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.<p>James Law, a Hong Kong-based architect, thinks his micro-homes could help alleviate the city's housing crisis. But his …

Hong Kong

Sweden Launches World’s First Electric Road That Charges Cars As They Drive

<b>By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory</b>By 2030, Sweden aims to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels by 70 percent. Days ago, the country took a big step …

5 Smart Upgrades for Today’s Connected Homes

<b>By Guest Blogger: Arindam Paul</b>The key component of smart homes and home automation is the Internet of Things (IoT). It has allowed us to connect our …

Smart Homes

This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water

Hexagro‘s Living Farming Tree is a groundbreaking indoor garden that uses technology to grow food faster using less space. The innovative design …

Aquaponics

Incredible Sahara Forest Project to generate fresh water, solar power and crops in African desert

Can you imagine being able to produce enough water in the Sahara to grow crops there? Can you imagine harnessing sufficient quantities of solar power …

Seawater

‘Super Wood’ Could Be the Next Steel

University of Maryland researchers announced they’ve created a way to make wood stronger, lighter, and cheaper than steel. The researchers see the …

Sleep like you’re in the Shire with these pre-made Hobbit homes

Green roofs have a double meaning when they’re often covered in plants: They’re verdant, and they’re eco-friendly. They bring down the temperature of …

Tesla Shuttle Invite — Start Your Own Branch

<b>Published on</b> March 4th, 2018 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>0<p>March 4th, 2018 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>As many of you know, we’ve got a Tesla shuttle service that we’ve …

ConEd's hybrid service model for large microgrid could become standard

The utility worked on a giant multi-use real estate project to deliver power the way developers wanted.

Utilities

From Disruption to Dystopia: Silicon Valley Envisions the City of the Future

The unaffordable Bay Area, Google’s new neighborhood ‘built from the internet up,’ and China’s police state each offer glimpses of what the tech …

Affordable homes will be built in shipping containers to help with Cardiff's housing shortage

More than a dozen new affordable homes will be built in shipping containers, it has been revealed.<p>Cadwyn Housing Association has been given …

Tesla Powerwalls will power 50 homes in a community, ‘it’s like putting around $50,000 in your pocket’, says contractor

Home builders are starting to see the advantage of incorporating solar and energy storage products directly as part of their offerings.<p>One home builder in Australia decided to make solar arrays and Tesla Powerwalls standard in 50 “knockdown rebuild homes” and claims that ‘it’s like putting around …

Tesla

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

Energy Efficiency

Blinds that capture solar power and your attention

The Rolar Blinds do three things. They harness the energy of the sun, they cut the glare of the sun out during the day, keeping your indoors ambient, …

Solar Panels

Water-based AC cools the air without using harmful chemicals

Our air conditioners still draw on principles that are around 100-years-old, sucking up power in the process. Researchers from the National …

We Can Colonize the Moon by 2022—and for Less than the Cost of an Aircraft Carrier

$10 Billion<p>By 2022 (that’s just six years from now), and with $10 billion—which is cheaper than a single US aircraft carrier—the Earth could already …

This Robot Works 500% Faster Than Humans, and It Puts Thousands of Jobs at Risk

Brick by Brick<p>Meet SAM — short for Semi-Automated Mason — created by the New York based Construction Robotics. SAM is capable of laying 3,000 bricks …

The Venus Project Plans to Bring Humanity to the Next Stage of Social Evolution. Here's How.

<i>Since 1975, Roxanne Meadows has worked with renowned futurist Jacque Fresco to develop and promote The Venus Project. The function of this project is</i> …

Residential Energy Storage Systems Ready for Prime Time

Commercial energy storage took off in 2017 and residential energy storage systems could be next.<p>Energy storage for the residential solar market has …

Love solar power but got no rooftop? "Shared solar" is coming for you.

To date, solar power has mostly been available to utilities (as big power plants) or individual home and business owners (as rooftop panels).<p>Left out has been ... well, everyone else, those of us who are not utility executives and do not have the money, wherewithal, or suitable rooftops to install …

Here's why seaweed farming could solve world hunger

Farming fish, mussels, and seaweed all at once creates a sustainable ecosystem.

UBC researchers develop earthquake-resistant concrete

<b>Photo gallery available on Flickr. Video and b-roll are also available here.</b>A new seismic-resistant, fibre-reinforced concrete developed at the …

Engineering

Tesla is about to bring online its biggest Supercharger stations in the US – first look at new lounge

As we reported last week, Tesla has been making a lot of progress on its new kind of Supercharger station with solar arrays and owners lounge.<p>Now Tesla is about to bring them online as we take a closer look at what are going to be the biggest Supercharger stations in the US.<p><b>Update:</b> the stations are …

Tesla

New Smog Free Tower Cleans China Air Pollution in Beijing - Thrillist

Not to freak you out or anything, but if you live on this planet, there's a pretty decent chance that pollution is going to kill you. That's not just …

Pollution

Bill Gates firm buys Arizona land for $80 million to create 'smart city'

A real estate investment firm owned by Bill Gates recently bought a giant plot of land in Arizona for $80 million to be developed into a “smart city.”<p>Arizona-based Belmont Partners, one of Gates’ investment firms, purchased close to 25,000 acres of land in Tonopah, around 50 miles west of Phoenix, …

Smart Cities

In ten years, robots could replace more than 4 million workers

Bots for Business<p>Robots could replace human workers in up to four million jobs in Britain over the next decade, according to research conducted by UK …

Infinite Solar Power Technology Could Completely Change Our Future

The Sun Goes Up, and Oil Goes Down<p>Last 2016, solar power saw a resurgence — from cheaper solar panels to innovative roofing for houses and cars, to …

Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars

In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, an exciting development in road safety has just popped up – almost literally. A new pedestrian …

Road Safety

Saudi Arabia is building a $500 billion mega-city that's 33 times the size of New York City

Saudi Arabia is the world's largest oil exporter, but falling oil prices have made it more difficult for the country to pay its oil workers.<p>Now the Saudi Arabian government has come up with a project that could give its economy a boost: a $500 billion mega-city that will connect to Jordan and Egypt …

Saudi Arabia