We now know how to build houses on the moon

May 10
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The biggest mission around colonising space, particularly starting with those celestial bodies that are closest - the moon and Mars, is how do you protect residents from the harsh space conditions and how do you even build a house in those types of conditions? Well now we might have an answer as researchers have just successfully managed to 3D print bricks out of simulated moon

Self healing concrete

May 09
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Researchers at Delft University have discovered a way to useĀ calcite-precipitating bacteria to allow concrete to heal itself and will be suitable for use in pavements, buildings, and one day, maybe even roads. The use of bacterial concrete can in theory lead to substantial savings, especially in steel reinforced concrete. It will also mean durability issues can be tackled in a new and more economical way

Electricity producing water pipes

May 08
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_image admin_label="Image" src="http://thefreedominvestor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/lucid-energy-pipe.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" animation="left" sticky="off" align="left" force_fullwidth="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" /][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] When running water could be powering your home: Residents of Portland can now generate green energy from the water pipes that connect to their home. By placing small water turbines that take are rotated by the water flowing through them, energy is created and sent to the generator and back into

Tree wifi gives free wifi…

May 07
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] With cities such as Beijing being absolutely clogged full of smog to the point there are some days you cannot even leave the house, this little experiment could be a relatively simple answer going forward. Tree wi-fi is a simple device that measures the quality of the air and if it is below a certain level of air pollution, then it emits free wifi for

Uber says flying cars will be launched in Dubai by 2020

May 07
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_image admin_label="Image" src="http://thefreedominvestor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/screen-shot-2017-04-25-at-113910-am.png" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" animation="left" sticky="off" align="left" force_fullwidth="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" /][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Uber is introducing flying taxis within 3 years. This development means that, in the future, commuters will be able to access a network of small, electric VTOL aircrafts that can provide fast and reliable flying transportation. We have long known that the project was in the works, but now, Reuters reports

This boring machine could end traffic

May 06
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] What would happen if there was no such thing as traffic? Well at least not in the sense of how we know it today. Elon Musk (who else) has recently come out with his "Boring Machine" that is going to tunnel under Los Angeles and send future cars at 130 mph underground to help stop congestion as well as elimination pollution plus noise. With many

When space opens up a new land grab will begin

May 05
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] https://youtu.be/548WlUsrD5Q We are on the verge of something massive - it is something we can barely fathom, because for the first time in the history of homo-sapiens we might become a multi terrestrial species. As we sit here on our pale blue dot, sparking wars over small amounts of land and oil, we forget that there is an entire universe out there with an abundance

This robot will grow your garden

May 02
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] https://www.facebook.com/FarmBot.io/videos/1061227157299044/     What if you could customise your garden to be able to grow what ever you want in a set and forget manner? That is precisely what Farmbot does, this robotic gardener will plant the seeds, water with the precise amount required as well as the weeding and testing of the soil - all you have to do is pre-programme the layout of

Virtual Reality is coming to Facebook

May 02
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Virtual reality is no doubt going to be the next big game changer as the line between online and offline starts to blur. Once this becomes the norm, we will be questioning our need to go into the office as the office will be in virtual reality anyway, our leisure activities will be virtual reality, meaning we can now live anywhere and be as connected

Perth will have mandatory food scrap recycling

May 01
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_video admin_label="Video" src="https://www.facebook.com/9NewsPerth/videos/1589258181086336/" /][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] In a bid to cut down on waste going to the landfills 9000 households in the Southern Perth city of Melville will be taking part in a trial where they get an extra bin for vegetation, food scraps and even doggy doo. The council is then going to be using this green waste to make compost from with the potential to use