Building a Solarpunk Future

Our future as a species depends on a sustainable revolution. How can we transform our cities and lives to protect planet earth?
Cruise robotaxi service is quickly expanding
General Motors subsidiary Cruise is quickly expanding its commercial robotaxi service to more cities in the US.
Farming robot kills 200,000 weeds per hour with lasers 
Carbon Robotics’ LaserWeeder is a smart farming robot that identifies weeds and then kills them using high-power lasers.
Series | Hard Reset
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An emerging space economy is here. As teams around the globe race to innovate and explore, what are the implications for the human race?

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Startup builds “inflatable” concrete houses in just hours 
Automatic Construction can erect a concrete house in less than two hours thanks to a new technique involving inflatable fabric molds.
New tiny home village for unhoused people to open in 2023
Salt Lake City is building a new tiny home village to help Utahns experiencing chronic homelessness get off the street permanently.
Solar geoengineering could cool Earth, but some regions might continue warming
Some governments might try to “geoengineer” the planet by spraying substances into the upper atmosphere to reflect sunlight away from Earth.
Supermarket uses hydroponic farm to grow veggies onsite
By installing a hydroponic farm inside a grocery store, an Egyptian company is combating climate change while delivering a fresher product.
Wild mammals are making a comeback in Europe thanks to conservation efforts 
Many large mammals in Europe were close to extinction. New data shows us that the continent’s mammal populations are flourishing again.
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The innovators of Copenhagen architecture are pioneering new solutions to urban living challenges, from floating parks to man-made islands.
The world's first floating 3D printed house
A group in the Czech Republic is using a 3D printing robot to construct what it claims will be the world’s first floating 3D printed house.
Series | Challengers
This carbon-negative dream house ships in a box 5:11
A startup described as the “IKEA of houses” is determined to make beautifully-designed, energy efficient homes affordable for everyone.
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