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Open-Source House Building

Open-Source House Building

wikihouse – build a house just like Ikea furniture Think of a world where you could simply download the blueprints of your future home for free just like you download any open source software today. A team of British architects ...

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BioConcrete – Self Healing Concrete

BioConcrete – Self Healing Concrete

The BioConcrete Researchers from Delft Technical University in the Netherlands have developed concrete that can heal itself using special bacteria. Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world but is prone to cracks which means that it ...

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Cost-Effective Self-Healing Concrete

Cost-Effective Self-Healing Concrete

A team of scientists from the University of Rhode Island (URI) has recently published an article describing a self-healing concrete that would be inexpensive to produce. Such concrete could help reduce structure repair costs, lower cement-production carbon emissions, and even ...

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Little House on the Moon

Little House on the Moon

Researchers from Malardalens University in Sweden and artist Mikael Genberg have collaborated to develop a robot that can build houses on the moon. The project, aptly named “The House on the Moon,” intends to construct a miniature red cottage on ...

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Waterless Concrete for the Moon

Waterless Concrete for the Moon

Dr. Houssam Toutanji, a professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, has recently published an article which deals with a concept of creating concrete structures on the lunar surface without the use of water. Since regular concrete requires water, ...

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