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Wednesday, January 17, 2007
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.
Posted by GuruOfReason at 11:38 PM
At the recent CES show, one of the most exciting new technologies was wireless power.
Powercast, of Ligonier, Pa., had an exhibit tucked away in a Philips exhibit hall of its technology, which can beam electrical power to devices three feet away. To recharge over the air, a device needs a tiny circuit board, about the size of a pinky toenail, that should only cost a few dollars.
Posted by GuruOfReason at 11:34 PM