Float in Style with this Recycled & Solar-Powered House!

The Solar-Powered, Recycled House That Will Let Us Float in Style

Many have considered trading their houses for a life on the water and have gone through with it.  However, many people don’t like the idea of living in a cramped area and having below deck living quarters.  If you’re on the fence about it, you should look at this floating, solar-powered home designed by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema.  Zema’s design, called “Waternest 100,” had been designed for years by EcoFloLife in response to Earth’s climate warming and rising sea levels that would irrevocably change our coastlines. Continue reading “Float in Style with this Recycled & Solar-Powered House!”

Watch Old-School Camping Slowly Die/Get Awesomer with Solar Charging Tent

Remember when people went camping to get away from the cities, life’s hustle-and-bustle, and technology?  Well, with the a newer, smaller and mobile gadgets available and being used by campers is at least diminishing that latter claim, which is good for those of us live connected lives.  When camping, you’re of course out in the sun, and if you wish to make use of all that free solar energy, then the Power Katabatic tent by Eddie Bauer is right up your alley!
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Facebooking Gehry, Solar Energy Spheres, Secret Shenmue 3 & E-C-W is Born! – WIRed #10

This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD discusses the World Headquarters of Stalking gets a new HQ (http://goo.gl/sNom9), Solar Spheres better than Solar Panels (http://goo.gl/2gdw0), the subliminal release of Shenmue 3 (http://goo.gl/yL6iu), and ECW? Born out of Controversy? Really? (http://goo.gl/1bgfT)
…also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! Continue reading “Facebooking Gehry, Solar Energy Spheres, Secret Shenmue 3 & E-C-W is Born! – WIRed #10”

Forget Solar Panels!! I Want this Awesome Solar Energy Generator!!

Solar panels are a great way to generate sustainable, renewable electricity; if only the image of an entire group of them together didnt; look uglier than sin.  Thanks to André Broessel, who designed the spherical-lens solar generator you see above (the thing you were asking yourself “what the HECK is that, a crystallized Death Star?”) that –unlike solar panels — is very stylish and sleek.   Continue reading “Forget Solar Panels!! I Want this Awesome Solar Energy Generator!!”

An Instant Stone-in-a-Can Robot Powered by the SUN?!?

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you the Stone Spray project, an eco-friendly robot three-dimensional printer that exploring the viability of utilizing soil as a building material. Stone Spray is a new construction method which uses soil as the base material and a liquid binder to solidify the soil granules. It uses a jet spray system to deposit the mix of soil and binder, for constructing architectural shapes.  Currently, the ability to erected actual buildings is out of the robot’s reach, its team has managed to print a series of scaled sculptures (from stools, pillars and load-bearing arc structures) made from sand, soil and their solidification compound.   Continue reading “An Instant Stone-in-a-Can Robot Powered by the SUN?!?”