New challenges require not just new solutions, but new approaches to how we solve problems. This week’s picks focus on new ways to build on other planets, new ways to make cars, and new ways to make sure that injured vets can still go swimming with their kids.
Plan ahead. Dezeen drops by a Brazilian home that’s redefining what’s possible in the world of prefab. And Architect Magazine introduces us to a planned community that’s designed to be entirely self-sustaining in terms of food and energy. Future of architecture, here we come.
Land of the best sand. Better sand makes for a better computer chip, and some of the best in the world comes from Spruce Pine, North Carolina. WIRED takes us for a visit.