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10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome

10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome
Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the world. See for yourself! 1) Sustainable does not mean primitive When people hear about sustainable, off-the-grid living, they usually picture primitive homes divorced from the comforts of the 21st century. 2) Free Food Each Earthship is outfitted with one or two greenhouses that grow crops year-round, no matter the climate. 3) Brilliant Water Recycling Even the most arid of climates can provide enough water for daily use through only a rain-harvesting system. 4) Warmth & Shelter The most brilliant piece of engineering in the Earthship is their ability to sustain comfortable temperatures year round. The large greenhouse windows at the front of the house always face south to allow the sun to heat up the thermal mass throughout the daytime. 5) Energy

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Concrete Eating Robots Could Recycle Entire Buildings The Ero concept could aid in building a new structure directly out of an old one. The cost of demolishing an existing old building can sometimes rival what is spent on building a new structure. Today, there is an established industry of building recyclers that reprocess concrete, metal, glass and wood for use in new ways. Hamburg sets out to become a car-free city in 20 years Hamburg City Council has disclosed ambitious plans to divert most cars away from its main thoroughfares in twenty years. In order to do so, local authorities are to connect pedestrian and cycle lanes in what is expected to become a large green network. In all, the Grünes Netz (Green Web) plan envisages “eliminating the need for automoviles” within two decades. Timeline of the history of Middle-Earth - LotrProject December November 03 - Battle of Bywater and death of Saruman. This marks the end of the War of the Ring.

24 Genius Life Hacks Everyone Needs To Know Right Now Life DIY NEXT 24 Genius Life Hacks Everyone Needs To Know Right Now by MichaelaSleeth from TrendyJoe 33k Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Page 1 of 5 10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believeEarthships can actually change the world.

ERO Concrete De-Construction Robot Can Eat Entire Buildings Demolishing buildings the traditional way - with dynamite and wrecking balls - is undoubtedly fun, but a touch messy and impractical. Now a California State University graduate, Omer Haciomeroglu, may have come up with a beautifully elegant solution: the ERO Concrete De-Construction Robot. Rather than simply smash down concrete buildings, Haciomeroglu's device uses high pressure water to break down concrete which it then sucks up. The ERO Concrete De-Construction Robot

Soon to Grace the New York Skyline: Towers Made of Fungus - Megan Garber The mycelium is the vegetative network that forms the underground section of a fungus. It grows quickly, and stretches around any place that offers it space to grow. It is stringy. It is, as a network, sturdy. The Top 10 Creepiest Two Sentence Stories - What to Do When Bored Are you feeling like you could use a little bit more creepiness in your life? A few months ago, an Ask Reddit thread asked users to come up with the scariest short two sentence stories they could imagine. It did not take long for the thread to take off and for people to turn their lights on.

True Islam "You would think they were awake, when they were in fact asleep. We turned them to the right side and the left side, while their dog stretched his arms in their midst" Earthships: Self-Sustaining Homes - A Post Apocalyptic Design When an earthquake hits, and the power grid goes down, the water pipes are broken, gas lines are leaking everywhere, where would you want to be living? Where heat and power come from the sun? Where cooling comes from the earth? Where garbage has been used for beauty and light... Solid and long lasting, super insulated Be sure to watch the video on page 3

GCR - Innovation - A cute, concrete-eating deconstruction robot? Why not? 31 July 2013 Imagine a robot that thoughtfully munches away at structures, digesting the concrete and efficiently excreting clean, reusable aggregate and cement. As Rod Sweet reports, somebody has. It would keep millions of tonnes of waste out of landfill and leave smooth, exposed rebar to be snipped and taken away. It would transform our current, energy and water intensive approach to demolition. Like Leonardo Da Vinci’s helicopter, proposed in the 1480s, the concrete-eating deconstruction robot is just an idea at this stage, but its inventor believes the real thing is only a few years away.

MIT Students Create A Brick That Could End Pollution From Dirty Brick Kilns India's brick industry, spread out over 100,000 kilns and producing up to 2 billion bricks a year, is a big source of pollution. To fire to hot temperatures, the kilns use huge amounts of coal and diesel, and the residue is horrendous: thick particulate matter, poor working conditions, and lots of climate-changing emissions. MIT students have created an alternative. The Eco BLAC brick requires no firing at all and makes use of waste boiler ash that otherwise clogs up landfills. "Clay bricks are fired to 1,000 degrees Celsius," says Michael Laracy, a graduate student who's worked on the project.

Spoons and Monks Do Not Mix - Table Titans Spoons and Monks Do Not Mix The spoon is dreadfully underrated I am an aspiring DM who has LOTS of fun meddling with all the bells and whistles in character creating. I’d just made a level 6 Monk for a game I was playing but we weren't going to meet for another week. I was dying to give him a spin because his preferred weapon was his throwing spoons.