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Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

As a veteran reporter, Matt Power has covered virtually every aspect of design and construction. His award-winning articles often tackle tough environmental challenges in a way that makes them relevant to both professionals and end users. An expert on both building science and green building, he has a long history of asking hard questions--and adding depth and context as he unfolds complex issues. Matt is a founding member of the Tiny House Industry Association, and sits on the board of The Resilience Hub, an educational organization focused on permaculture and hands-on reskilling.


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Research: Translucent Solar Panels On Greenhouse Can Also Grow Plants

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Nov 7, 2017 12:08:11 PM

Research at the University of California offers a tantalizing look at the future of food production.

Researchers at the Santa Cruz branch of the University found that a greenhouse built with special, translucent solar panels produced as much growth of tomatoes and cucumbers as one with standard glazings.

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New Types of Recycled Plastic Roads Could Make Polymer Driving Surfaces the New Normal

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Apr 30, 2017 5:27:36 PM

As predicted in the Celestia Project, roads made with recycled (and recyclable) polymers are becoming a reality.

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Tiny Robots Powered by "Force Fields" Could Soon Probe Your Body for Cancer Cells

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Jan 25, 2016 2:50:32 PM

Researchers closing in on controllable robots small enough to enter the bloodstream.

Here's the report, from Designtrend.com:

"Researchers from Purdue University are hoping to produce tiny robots that could seek out cancer cells or be put to work assembling tiny electronic components in manufacturing lines, writes Nature World News.

In a new study, the scientists detailed how the robots would be controlled technology consisting of a series of "mini force fields," according to UPI.

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Video: The Solar Airplane Has Already Become a Reality

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Dec 28, 2015 8:21:08 PM

We predicted that it would happen soon. We didn't know how soon. Meet the Solar Impulse.

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Could Homes of the Future Assemble Themselves?

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Dec 22, 2015 9:12:25 AM

Researchers exploring the new world of “aleatory architecture” say that this technology is mature enough to make such applications possible.

MIT Technology Review reports that this technology has finally reached the useful stage. They envision it opening up whole new possibilities for architects.

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