Construction Begins on the UK’s First Building Made Completely Out of Waste

October 5, 2012 by  
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The University of Brighton just began construction on the UK’s first building made completely of waste. Designed by local architect Duncan Baker-Brown , the structure will be composed of excess building materials from city construction sites and other area industries. The design team plans on setting up a a production line near the Grand Parade site so that craftsmen, students, and local residents can become involved in the building process. Read the rest of Construction Begins on the UK’s First Building Made Completely Out of Waste Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: brighton , duncan baker-brown , Europe , grand parade , the house that kevin built , UK , university of brighton , Waste

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NASA Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Create Building Bricks on Mars

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Mars image from Shutterstock Engineers at NASA’s Synthetic Biology Initiative are creating the building blocks of life – or rather, using life to create building blocks. Instead of shipping construction materials for a theoretical base on Mars, scientists are developing microbes capable of creating the ingredients for bricks and mortar. Feeding on astronaut waste and the materials available to them on the red planet, these space bugs could be the first to colonize Mars. Read the rest of NASA Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Create Building Bricks on Mars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ames Research Center , anabaena , andre burnier , bricks , cambridge , cyanobacteria , lynn rothschild , mars , Moffett Field , mortar , mrc labratory of molecular biology , nasa , new scientist , paul dear , Sporosarcina pasteurii , synthetic biology initiative

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