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This Dangling, Cantilevered House Is Both Awesome and Terrifying

This Dangling, Cantilevered House Is Both Awesome and Terrifying
One of the first things a person who is thinking of building any sort of structure is told is to build upon a solid foundation. Normally, people then go find a piece of level, solid earth,…
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3D Printed Concrete Mini Castle: Disneyland Minnesota

3D Printed Concrete Mini Castle: Disneyland Minnesota
We’ve featured a couple of concepts for and attempts at 3D printing a house. A contractor in Minnesota named Andrey Rudenko appears to be really close to becoming one of the first to 3D print a…
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Homer’s “The Odyssey” is Epic in LEGO Form

Homer’s “The Odyssey” is Epic in LEGO Form
If you are like me, you probably remember with varying degrees of fondness some of the books you had to read back in school. One of the books I rather liked was Homer’s The Odyssey; I…
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Self-assembling Moon House Could be the First Structure on the Moon’s surface

Self-assembling Moon House Could be the First Structure on the Moon’s surface
If Humans are ever to spend more than a few days on the surface of the moon or other planet, they will need some sort of shelter. An entrepreneur from Sweden has created a crowdfunding initiative…
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Food Blueprint Placemats: For Foodie Engineers

Food Blueprint Placemats: For Foodie Engineers
How does one go about with making the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich? What about the perfect sundae or a banana split? These are presumably some of the most commonly consumed snacks and treats in…
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SURYA Sunscreen Sculpture: A Creative Way to Deal with Unwanted Solar Glare

SURYA Sunscreen Sculpture: A Creative Way to Deal with Unwanted Solar Glare
This awesome sunscreen looks like it would be at home in deep space, but it’s actually designed for the arts district in Dallas, Texas. The sculpture/sunscreen was commissioned by the police to protect us from brain…
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China Is Building This Twisty New Pedestrian Bridge… It Looks Exhausting

China Is Building This Twisty New Pedestrian Bridge… It Looks Exhausting
Check out this pedestrian bridge that China wants to build over the Dragon King Harbor River in Changsha, China. It’s all wavy and crazy and I don’t know about you, but this lazy American is getting…
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Free Spirit Spheres Hotel: Sleep in the Trees

Free Spirit Spheres Hotel: Sleep in the Trees
Free Spirit Spheres is unlike your typical hotel. Instead of housing rooms in buildings, they’re offering guests accommodations in spherical treehouses. They look pretty basic on the outside, but don’t let its exteriors fool you because…
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‘Bridge of Life’ Reminds People Life Gets Better to Prevent Suicides

‘Bridge of Life’ Reminds People Life Gets Better to Prevent Suicides
When something particularly bad or painful happens, some people just withdraw and never come out of their cocoons. They can recover slowly or they can get worse and one day decide that they want nothing more…
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Car-shaped House: I Call Shotgun

Car-shaped House: I Call Shotgun
This car has lots of trunk space, it’s own parking spot and it is roomy. It’s everything that you want in a car, except for actually moving.…
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Dragon Gate Guards Driveway: Fire and Blood (and Steel)

Dragon Gate Guards Driveway: Fire and Blood (and Steel)
There are lots of different ways to keep intruders out of your house. You could go with some garden gnomes, or possibly a gargoyle, or maybe even a statue. But nobody will mess with you if…
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Luminair Tree Tent: The Architects’ Treehouse

Luminair Tree Tent: The Architects’ Treehouse
It’s always been fun to climb trees, and I guess that it’s cool to have some sort of high perch in your garden or in the wilderness to look out from. While you won’t be dragging…
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Lincoln Log Tower Sets World Record for Height and Pieces

Lincoln Log Tower Sets World Record for Height and Pieces
We talk about lots of cool LEGO construction projects around here. One of the more interesting, and large LEGO projects was the gigantic 105 foot tall LEGO tower we covered about a year ago. That tower…
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Hotello is a Hotel Room in a Suitcase!

Hotello is a Hotel Room in a Suitcase!
Hotello gives new meaning to that expression about someone ‘living out of a suitcase.’ This usually refers to people who can’t find the time to unpack, which is why they grab clothes and other essentials straight…
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Dutch Architects Plan to 3D Print a House!

Dutch Architects Plan to 3D Print a House!
3D printing has come a long way, and the devices have become affordable enough for people to have them in their homes. Now, a Dutch architecture studio is planning on construction a complete house using a…
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Ford’s 10-Acre Green Roof Puts Plants atop Industry

Ford’s 10-Acre Green Roof Puts Plants atop Industry
I recently had the opportunity to take a tour of Ford’s modern truck assembly plant in Dearborn, MI. While the plant’s robotics and just-in-time manufacturing facility are truly impressive, one of the things I had no…
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