Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Fab Revolution in Housing

If you are a reader of this blog, then you know that I am excited about fabbers as a technology. Now, engineers are working on robots that can fabricate houses. Using just concrete and gypsum, homes can be made quickly, cheaply, and inefficiently. This will be a very useful tool for space homesteading. A modified version of this machine can turn Martian or asteroidal material into inhabitable bases and can build much of the infrastructure for a lunar base, minus the life support materials.

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