Flourishing in our new autonomy requires that we construct secure habitats in which to dwell. Cutting edge materials and methods provide unimaginable new options, allowing us greater mobility, and access to many previously uninhabitable environments.

Simple Survival Earthship Walk Through

Enjoy a short guided tour of a 1U Simple Survival Earthship with all off-grid systems. Construction drawings for this building and other Simple Survival designs are included in our app for $9.99

Robots May Help Build Your Next Home and Fill the Labor Gap

The future of U.S. homebuilding depends on more people like Cyndicy Yarborough, a 26-year-old former Wal-Mart clerk with no background in construction.

This Ancient Building Technique Could House Millions Of People In Africa

Nubian vaults"built from just mud, water, and stones"were a feature of ancient Egypt, but could they be a solution to climate change and the housing crisis in Central Africa.

Meet SAM, Brick Laying Robot That Does The Work Of 6 Humans

In the latest installment of our "Dear Bernie" series, posts intended to inform the Vermont Senator about the unintended, negative consequences of minimum wage hikes, we present SAM (Semi-Automated Mason), a brick laying robot designed and engineered

MIT's New Solar 3D Printer Can Build Houses On Other Planets

MIT has created a robot that is capable of printing the entire basic structure of a building. Most importantly, the system can be powered with solar panels.

So off grid, they're even off land!

Couple have spent 25 YEARS living on a floating compound called Freedom Cove where they use solar energy, grow their own food and only make trips ashore every two weeks

$6,800 House Made From Recycled Plastic Bricks Was Constructed In 5 Days

This eco-friendly abode is combustion resistant, meets local earthquake-resistance requirements, and is very insulated due to the unique bricks.

Aiming for a new era in airships

It's a plane, it's a helicopter, it's a butt-shaped blimp. The Airlander 10 is like no other aircraft in the skies.

A cruising airship for VIP excursions

Designed with sightseeing in mind, the Invitation can take off with a dozen VIP passengers and their families

Eco-Friendly House Was Built Using Sand Bags And Glass Bottles

All in all, the home cost less than $5,000!

3D-Printed Ceramics | PopMech

HRL Labs hit a break through this year in 3D printed ceramics capable of withstanding extreme temperatures. Learn more now.

Tesla Solar Roof Smooth And Textured To Go On Sale Today

Today is the day when two variants of Tesla's solar roof will launch.

Impresión 3D IN-SITU mediante robots accionados por cables

Impresión 3D IN-SITU de grandes componentes constructivos o pequeños edificios mediante robots accionados por cables.

Homemade Evap. Air Cooler - The "5 Gallon Bucket" Swamp Cooler! DIY - can be solar powered

How to make an Evap./Swamp Air Cooler using a 5 gallon bucket. Evaporative Cooler works very well. easy to make. powerful breeze. low temps. for even more cooling add ice to the water. holds 2 gallons of water at a time. takes about 15 watts of power

3D printing of glass with precision of tens of microns

Three-dimensional printing allows extremely small and complex structures to be made even in small series. A method developed at the KIT for the first time allows also glass to be used for this technique.

LIFE ON THE HIGH SEAS Incredible pics reveal plans for 460ft luxury superyacht...

Visionary French designer George Lucian hopes his dream yacht will be built one day

Gas explorer teams up with Lockheed Martin on helium-fuelled airships

Giant helium-fuelled airships could soon be plying the skies - and a Tanzania-based gas explorer hopes to be joining them for the ride.

The Qube reshapes the modular, connected tent

The social campers over at M2C Innovation are back doing what they do: building modular tents that link up into full-blown campsite communities. The last time we checked in, they were focused on domes, but now they've moved on to Qubes.

Bigelow Space stations

NASA currently is pushing forward plans for a cislunar base that is similar in size to the Skylab space station of the 1970s.

Airlander 10 airship gets outfitted for cushier landings

Hybrid Air Vehicles' Airlander 10 airship, which is the world's largest aircraft, has just been improved.

AMAZING VIDEO: Man Lifts 20 Ton Block By Hand

A builder from Michigan USA has discovered some amazing techniques of how to move and lift huge stones onto one another

Second hardest transparent material developed from common industrial ceramic silicon nitride

Scientists have for the first time developed a transparent sample of a popular industrial ceramic that is the second hardest material after diamond and can withstand substantially higher temperatures.

New modeling of fullerite and diamand based ultrahard materials

Russian physicists modeled a fullerite and diamond-based structure and demonstrated that the MIPT press office said.

This Company Just Made A 3D-Printed Home In 24 Hours For $10K

There's no doubt about it, this technology is a game-changer.

Seasteading in Paradise

For nearly a decade, the Seasteading Institute has been working to create autonomous floating communities on the ocean, where settlers can make their own rules de novo, unbound by the principalities and powers based on land. Founded by Google softwar

LG Chem Launches Residential Energy Storage Systems In U.S.

If you make the cells themselves, why not make the energy storage system to go around them?

Egyptian Architects Want To Use Shipping Containers To Solve The Housing Crisis

They think that cargotecture could save these people from the dangerous slums.

Graphene inherits superconductor qualities when close to superconductors

MIT physicists have found that a flake of graphene, when brought in close proximity with two superconducting materials, can inherit some of those materials' superconducting qualities. As graphene is sandwiched between superconductors, its electroni

Bloqueplás. Sistema Contructivo con Bloques de Plástico Recuperado

Casas de Plástico elaboradas con el sistema constructivo Bloqueplás. La re-utilización del plástico para proyectos arquitectónicos, permite construir casas de manera rápida, con alta durabilidad y bajo costo. Sistema que aporta al cuidado amb

American Democracy: A Dead Man Walking

Trump's "sell-out," as it is called, coming on top of Obama's eight-year "sell-out," is instructive.

Game changing 3D printers for low cost metal parts

A startup will soon launch game changing 3-D printers that can fabricate metal parts cheaply and quickly enough to make the technology practical for widespread use in product design and manufacturing.

3 Off-grid ways to save money on your electric bill

In our topsy-turvy world, it's hard to predict from one week to the next what will happen.

New process for manufacturing PV cells means cheaper solar power

A major roadblock to the mass use of solar energy are photovoltaic (PV) solar cells.

NASA is working on a 'vacuum airship' for Mars missions (and 22 other bonkers ideas)

It sounds like something out of science fiction – a vacuum airship filled with empty space, which will soar above the thin atmosphere of Mars.

This new solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert air

You can't squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity.

This Solar-Powered Device Sucks Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

This could benefit people in arid climates and water-starved regions.

Las Vegas Moves Towards Renewable Energy And Installs Kinetic Street Lamps

As a part of Las Vegas's growing movement toward renewable energy, the city has installed street lamps powered by footsteps.

Tesla quietly reveals unassuming new solar panels

Useful as they are, most rooftop solar panels aren't exactly subtle.

20 Strategies and Tips for Creating a Rainwater Catchment System

Living in the desert has taught me not to take water for granted. Unlike the Pacific Northwest, I am not footsteps away from streams, ponds, or a vast sea just waiting for me to collect and purify for personal use.

Thailand Introduces World's First Solar Powered Hydrogen Houses

The new development is 100% self-sustaining.

20 Strategies and Tips for Creating a Rainwater Catchment System

Living in the desert has taught me not to take water for granted. Unlike the Pacific Northwest, I am not footsteps away from streams, ponds, or a vast sea just waiting for me to collect and purify for personal use.

Southern California Edison To Bring Online 50 MW Tesla Powerpack 2 Systems

California will shortly bring more Tesla energy storage systems online in Southern California Edison's (SCE's) service area.

Scientists Just Created A "Super Sponge" That Can Remove Mercury From Water In Seconds

It takes just a few minutes to absorb the mercury from an entire lake.

Refillable vest offers last-mile wearable transport for clean water

While water scarcity gets a lot of attention, simply transporting this vital resource is in itself a huge dilemma.

How to Break Down a Door: An Illustrated Guide

How to Break Down a Door: An Illustrated Guide

Extraordinary Hotel Built 2,200 Meters Above Sea Level Is Made From Shipping Containers

This gorgeous hotel is constructed from shipping containers and left the landscape untouched.

2 tesla Magnetic Shield placed at Mars Lagrange point...

An inflatable structure(s) can generate a magnetic dipole field at a level of perhaps 1 or 2 Tesla (or 10,000 to 20,000 Gauss) as an active shield against the solar wind and allow the Martian atmosphere to thicken overtime.

Trailer Park Houses Are the Original Tiny Homes

Given that "redneck" and "hillbilly" remain the last acceptable stereotypes among polite society, it isn't surprising that the stereotypical urban home of poor, recently rural whites remains an object of scorn.