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How Disasters, Emergencies, and Survivalism Are Shaping Home Design

You peer warily out of the single window in your zombie-proof steel box. The street seems deserted—except for a lone figure who is staring at you from a distance. Is it 2079, in the years after the Great Drought Plague!? No, it's 2015 in Royal Oak, Michigan, and that zombie is a curious local Fox reporter. » 2/18/15 10:42am 2/18/15 10:42am

This crosswalk is the result of scientific testing

Here's a story about how a little coat of paint save thousands of lives (and probably many more). Before World War II, there weren't too many automobiles in Britain. But after the war, when cars started taking over the world, things started getting unacceptably fatal. Scientists had to invent a new kind of crosswalk. » 10/11/13 8:40am 10/11/13 8:40am

Bubble mansions are popular in the asteroid belt this year

These are not "McMansions." Their domes are made with 100% organic polymer chains, fabricated by artisanal molecular foundries. And the homes inside are all sustainably manufactured out of locally-mined carbonaceous compounds and minerals. So they're good for the asteroid belt environment, and great for you! » 9/23/13 5:00pm 9/23/13 5:00pm