Vegas LVCVA Board Approves 2 Mile Boring Company Tunnel

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors approved a recommendation to select Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) to design, construct and operate a people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center via a loop of underground express-route tunnels that could carry passengers in autonomous electric vehicles at high speeds. Elon …

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Boring Tunnels Will Be 100 Times Cheaper and Paid For With Bricks from Tunnel Dirt

The third generation Boring Tunneling machine will start construction next year and it should be 15 times faster than existing tunneling machines. The first generation machine made the first Hawthorn demo tunnel for 10 million. The Boring company could bring down the cost of tunnels by 20 to 100 times. The Boring company will massively …

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Custom prefab factory construction of buildings is already a multi-billion dollar unicorn

Katerra is taking systems approaches to remove unnecessary time and costs from building development, design, and construction. Katerra is off to a fast start with more than 1500 employees, offices in four countries, a growing number of factories, and dozens of active projects. Softbank invested $865 million into the construction startup Katerra who will source …

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Australian Fastbricks Robotics bricklaying bot maker wants to build 600,000 homes per year by 2023

Fastbrick Robotics Limited (ASX:FBR) is an Australian robotic technology company developing and commercializing digital construction technology solutions, including the revolutionary commercial bricklaying machine, Hadrian X. The Hadrian X construction robot is on track to being completed by the end of the second quarter of 2018. Fastbrick is now targeting 2 percent of the global market …

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3D printed bridge looks like alien technology

MX3D is 3D printing a fully functional stainless steel bridge to cross one of the oldest and most famous canals in the center of Amsterdam, the Oudezijds Achterburgwal. They equip typical industrial robots with purpose-built tools and develop the software to control them. The unique approach allows us to 3D print strong, complex and graceful …

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China completes 200 foot tall air purifier tower and future towers will be 1640 feet tall

China has completed a 60-meter-high chimney sucks in polluted air to green houses at the base. Air is then filtered through the green house to release cleaner air. The head of the research, Cao Junji, said improvements in air quality had been observed over an area of 10 square kilometers (3.86 square miles) in the …

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Permitted 3D printed home made in less than 24 hours for less than $4000

ICON has built the first permitted 3D printed home in America. ICON is one of the first new businesses to launch from the Saturn Five startup studio, based in Austin, TX. The home was unveiled in March 2018 in Austin, TX and was built using a prototype of the mobile printer ICON is creating for …

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Core Tubular Steel Slabs are up to 20 times lighter than reinforced concrete

Broad Group which has built factory mass produced skyscrapers has a new construction innovation – Core Tubular Steel Slabs (CTS). * CTS are 8 to 20 times lighter than reinforced concrete * CTS are 100 times more corrosion resistant than carbon steel * CTS able to withstand temperatures 300 degrees celsius higher than carbon steel …

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Cable free elevator has been built and it will boost capacity and cut wait times in half

Thyssenkrupp has built the first rope (cable) free elevator. This will enable system like the Star Trek Turbolift which can move up down and side to side. This is elevator industry’s holy grail. It ends the 160-year reign of the rope-dependent elevator. MULTI harnesses the power of linear motor technology to move multiple cars in …

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First life on Earth evidence from 4.28 billion years ago (580 million years earlier than previous) and DNA analysis for more complex eukayote life for 2.33 billion years ago (770 million years earlier)

Structures seem to be microfossils formed around hydrothermal vents as much as 4.28 billion years ago have been found embedded in crystal. Stalks of iron-rich minerals, each a fraction the size of an eyelash, may be evidence of the earliest life-forms to inhabit the newborn planet Earth. The tiny hematite tubes are as much as …

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2000 Multi-passenger coordinated Ridesharing minibuses could replace 95% of New York Taxis, keep travel time close and reduce traffic by 75%

A MIT team found that 95 percent of demand would be covered by just 2,000 ten-person vehicles, compared to the nearly 14,000 taxis that currently operate in New York City. Carpooling options from companies like Uber and Lyft could reduce the number of vehicles on the road 75 percent without significantly impacting travel time. The …

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