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Building Tech – Future Feeder http://www.futurefeeder.com Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:06:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.12 Shapways : 3D Printing in Stainless Steel http://www.futurefeeder.com/2009/08/shapways-3d-printing-in-stainless-steel/ http://www.futurefeeder.com/2009/08/shapways-3d-printing-in-stainless-steel/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2009 15:35:06 +0000 http://www.futurefeeder.com/?p=1099 shapewaysphoto3177

Shapeways has now added stainless steel to their list of available materials to 3D print from. The bracelet above in polished stainless steel costs $40. [Shapeways]

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Mobile Living http://www.futurefeeder.com/2006/04/mobile-living/ http://www.futurefeeder.com/2006/04/mobile-living/#comments Tue, 04 Apr 2006 16:30:19 +0000 http://futurefeeder.com/index.php/archives/2006/04/04/mobile-living/ Mobile-Living.jpg

Presented in the spectacular 18,000 sf Skylight Studios Gallery, Soho, NYC, Mobile Living will exhibit the unparalleled advancements in our society that have manifested our modern nomadic lifestyle. . . Mixing design and technology this will be a groundbreaking, curated presentation, running concurrently with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), and DesignDowntown in New York City, May 2006. Mobile Homes, Mobile Phones, Mobile computing, Automobiles, Motor homes, indoor and outdoor furniture will all be topics in the show.

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Airbus A380 assembled in 7 Mins http://www.futurefeeder.com/2006/03/airbus-a380-assembled-in-7-mins/ http://www.futurefeeder.com/2006/03/airbus-a380-assembled-in-7-mins/#comments Thu, 16 Mar 2006 16:28:11 +0000 http://futurefeeder.com/?p=805

Length: 73 m (239 ft 6 in)
Wingspan: 79.8 m (261 ft 10 in)
Height: 24.1 m (79 ft 1 in)
Wing area: 845 m² (9,100 ft²)
more at A380 Wiki [video (google)]

via Screenhead

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'Smart Concrete' for Levees http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/09/smart-concrete-for-levees/ http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/09/smart-concrete-for-levees/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2005 13:58:42 +0000 http://futurefeeder.com/?p=568

Deborah D. L. Chung‘s mixture of carbon fibers and conventional concrete, is an electrically conductive “smart concrete” (developed at the Composite Materials Research Laboratory) that can be continuously monitored for changes in electrical resistance as the material goes under stress. Levees and other critical structures can benefit from “smart concrete” and other early warning systems that sense subtle changes which occur prior to its failure.

via Physorg

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Sustainable House of the Future Runs on Spinach http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/08/sustainable-house-of-the-future-runs-on-spinach/ http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/08/sustainable-house-of-the-future-runs-on-spinach/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2005 00:23:32 +0000 http://futurefeeder.com/?p=518

The winning entry to the Cradle to Cradle C2C Home Competition is an incredible single family dwelling by Matthew Coates and Tim Meldrum that goes right to the core fundamentals of the Cradle to Cradle principles. Not only does the building run a photosynthetic and phototropic skin made with spinach protein, but it also produces more energy than a single family’s needs, allowing the excess to be distributed to neighbors. This radical shift, from centralized energy systems today, fosters community interdependence as neighbors benefit from the resources of others.

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Reciprocal Space http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/06/reciprocal-space/ http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/06/reciprocal-space/#respond Mon, 13 Jun 2005 14:54:35 +0000 http://futurefeeder.com/index.php/archives/2005/06/13/reciprocal-space/

Ruairi Glynn‘s Reciprocal Space is composed latex surfaces controlled by a matrix of pistons that react to the occupant’s position. [building process] [video]

via wmmna

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Battery Park City Heliostats http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/06/battery-park-city-heliostats/ http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/06/battery-park-city-heliostats/#respond Fri, 03 Jun 2005 22:21:00 +0000 http://futurefeeder.com/index.php/archives/2005/06/03/battery-park-city-heliostats/

Michael Van Valkenburgh‘s Teardrop Park North in Battery Park City (NYC), when completed, will employ computerized heliostats (8 feet in diameter) to reflect sunlight into what would have been a park in the shadows of its surrounding high-rises.

via Tribeca Trib

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Self-Replicating Robots : The First Steps to Grey Goo http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/05/self-replicating-robots-the-first-steps-to-grey-goo/ http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/05/self-replicating-robots-the-first-steps-to-grey-goo/#comments Thu, 12 May 2005 00:34:15 +0000 http://futurefeeder.com/index.php/archives/2005/05/11/self-replicating-robots-the-first-steps-to-grey-goo/

Hob Lipson and his colleagues at Cornell University have created modular cube robots or ‘molecubes‘ capable of self-replication. Each 10cm cube holds a microprocessor with a set of simple instructions and electromagnets. The scalable robots demonstrate self-replication (wma video 1, 2) by creating an identical copy of a formation of molecubes. Although the demonstration is crude in comparison to reproduction in nature, it shows that mechanical self-replication, given the proper elements, is possible. By reducing the size of the cubes and producing large quantities, the resolution of possible forms may reach that of gray goo.

via NS | PhysOrg

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Frameless Structural Glass Dome http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/05/frameless-structure-glass-dome/ http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/05/frameless-structure-glass-dome/#comments Sun, 08 May 2005 22:22:21 +0000 http://futurefeeder.com/index.php/archives/2005/05/08/frameless-structure-glass-dome/

Lucio Blandini calls it “a soap bubble just floating over the ground�. The frameless glass structure, designed at the University of Stuttgart’s Institute of Lightweight Structures, consists of laminated glass panels elevated off the ground with titanium supports, which expand at the same rate as glass.

via The Architect’s Newspaper

(images via KUbuildingTech)

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Lifeboat Foundation : The New Anti-Doomsday Device http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/05/lifeboat-foundation-the-new-anti-doomsday-device/ http://www.futurefeeder.com/2005/05/lifeboat-foundation-the-new-anti-doomsday-device/#respond Sun, 08 May 2005 18:23:07 +0000 http://futurefeeder.com/index.php/archives/2005/05/07/lifeboat-foundation/

The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, aiming to launch self-contained space arks by 2020 as an ‘insurance policy’ against accelerating advance technologies such as grey goo and biological weaponry.

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