Learn how plasma cleaning is used to fabricate nanowires and improve electrical properties for use in flexible or wearable electronics as transparent conducting electrodes.
The US wants to break into the solar panel business. Doing so, if its possible at all, means costs of the solar panels and electricity will surge...
...and its potential is dizzying
Using spray gun to spray concrete along the surface of the inflated bladder (taking just one day) and bladder can be deflated and re-used
Stone wool and glass wool insulation are two of the most commonly used insulation types in residential construction. We're going to cover their main differences as well as their pros and cons.
In a groundbreaking discovery, scientists from Stanford University have unveiled a novel paint technology that has the potential to significantly alter the way we approach building insulation.
Composite metal foams (CMFs) are intriguing materials, offering several big advantages over traditional solid metal. And while the welding of CMFs usually poses some challenges, it has now been been discovered that the use of an alternative type of w
The world is sliding into a copper deficit over the next couple of years as one of the world's largest copper mines was forced to shutter operations while demand for the refined metal remains elevated due to renewable energy infrastructure and electr
Carbon fiber (CF) is an amazing material that provides a lot of strength for very little weight, making it very useful for a lot of applications, ranging from rods in CoreXY 3D printers to model- and full-sized rockets.
This show was edited to play on LRN.FM and on the Free Talk Live Network/Genesis Network and is a repeat for the morning time slot: Kyle Gundelach (Promise Farm; Geodesic Dome Home Builder) comes on the show to share his extensive experience building
Here is the One Year Update to the 830 #80 bagged concrete pad I poured. I answered the most frequently asked questions.
Kyle Gundelach (Promise Farm; Geodesic Dome Home Builder) comes on the show to share his extensive experience building geodesic dome homes, using various techniques and building materials
Aiman Hussein is a concrete-3D-printer operator who works for Alquist. The company uses 3D-printing technology to build homes and lower the cost of housing and infrastructure in economically distressed and underserved communities. He'll walk us throu
When Al Schwarz moved from upstate NY near Dallas, TX, he wanted a home with low energy bills and protection from extreme weather, so he dug into a hillside, inserted cement domes and buried them again with enough earth and rock to guarantee protecti
Who would have thought that sandbags could be inspirational? They were originally used for flood control and military bunkers but they have now been adapted for home construction.
l realised is better for me to make my own blocks because i use the correct mixtures of quarry and cement hence quality blocks.
Out in the California desert is a center where they teach you how to build an almost disaster-proof house for very little cost: Super adobe earth homes. These can be built to survive some of the harshest conditions in the world. Be sure to check out
This project actually started over two years ago now. The owners son contacted me about doing a survey for a potential hydroelectric system at his fathers property and paid for a consultation for a birthday present. We discussed many options in the c
These hempcrete blocks are a green building material made with a hemp-lime insulation mixture packed around a biocomposite structural frame. They can be stacked like bricks to build walls up to 30 feet high and they become the insulation and the str
Engineers in Australia have found a way of making stronger concrete by utilizing coffee grounds, giving the roast a "double shot" at life and reducing waste going to landfills.
Here, NighthawkInLight shows his copycat of the secret recipe, withstanding a still whopping 2000°C at less than 1" thickness.
Over the last couple years I have experimented with multiple ways to build. in this video I show you my new system to fill sandbags quickly. It has taken me a while to perfect this but I've gotten it down to a science. Everything you need is in this
Mike Swatek (Ozark Aircrete Domestead/Oklahoma Domes) on MidFest 7, October 18-23, at Camp Copperhead in Spavinaw, OK (An unorganized gathering for fellowship with kindred spirits seeking a stateless society); building and construction techniques/mat
What is lavacrete, I wondered? Never heard of it. Could this be the solution I had been searching for? I had to find out. Build class did more than teach me about building with lavacrete.
What's up guys! Here is a overview video on how I built my CNC plasma cutter. I'm planning on doing several more detailed videos on this subject, but I wanted to start off with a cliffhanger to get some buzz going.