It turns out that soil may be the solution for sustainable housing. Mario Cucinella Architects and Wasp have created a 60-square-meter prototype 3D printed home made of earth, the first of its kind. Born out of a partnership between Massimo Moretti and the School of Sustainability, the “Tecla” process (from the words “technology” and “clay”) uses local soil as a 3D printing material, negating the need for transporting materials and making it a low-carbon and nearly zero-transmission endeavour.
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Researcher uses AI to make texts that are thousands of years old readable
The Gilgamesh Epic, the oldest work of world literature, has been brought back to life by LMU researchers in the Electronic Babylonian Literature project. Using their new Fragmentarium tool, they have discovered hundreds of manuscripts, including the most recent tablet of the Gilgamesh Epic which dates from 130 BC – thousands of years after the earliest known version. This shows how highly valued the Epic was, even at a late period. With the public release of the Fragmentarium, anyone can now explore the thousands of cuneiform fragments and explore the ancient Babylonian literature. Read full article here