construction

Outer Limits

Hong Kong’s Government Is Spending Billions Taking Land from the Sea

The scale of land reclamation in the semi-autonomous territory is revving up to unprecedented heights.
Justin Heifetz​​
11.10.17
The Future Is Weird

Welcome to the Slightly Alien Future World of Terreform ONE

The Brooklyn-based non-profit research and design group is trying to prepare humanity for whatever comes next, as founding co-president Mitchell Joachim tells Motherboard.
Samantha Cole
6.1.17
space robots

This Self-Sustaining Robot Will Print Your Martian Home Out of Ice

Because it's the future now.
Jordan Pearson
4.26.17
Heavy Duty

Consumers May Be Ignoring Wearables But The Construction Industry Isn’t

From smart helmets to LED safety vests, these new wearables are expected to hit the construction industry this year.
Nadja Sayej
2.23.17
Science

One of the World’s Strongest Materials Looks Like a Chunk of Coral

It's made of 3D printed graphene, the ultra-strong and lightweight carbon nanomaterial. And it could be great for building stuff in space.
Samantha Cole
1.8.17
nasa

The Dawn of Colossal Spacecraft May Be Nearer Than You Think

The ISS is the largest spacefaring vessel in history. What kind of mission will outclass it?
Becky Ferreira
1.5.17
Features

How the Dakota Pipeline Fight Is Digging in For a Brutal Winter

The "water protectors" fighting the NDPL project vow to stay in spite of legal pressures and frigid North Dakota temperatures.
G.S. Phillips
11.25.16
video

Watch This 17-Hour Time Lapse of a Crane Putting Another Crane Together

Craneception.
Clinton Nguyen
11.19.15
video

How a Massive Crane Constructs Itself

So meta.
Rachel Pick
10.16.15
Canada

The Rise of Wooden Skyscrapers

The search for eco-friendly alternatives to fuel-intensive concrete and steel is pushing modern wood buildings to record-breaking heights.
Matthew Braga
10.9.15
chile

The World's Most Powerful Camera Will Snap an Area 40x Bigger Than the Moon

Over ten years, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will observe more galaxies than there are people on Earth.
Emiko Jozuka
9.1.15
china

A Bridge Built by Rockets

China's Sidu River Bridge, the highest bridge in the world, presented some very unique engineering challenges.
Michael Byrne
8.4.15