3D-Printed House Could Provide Shelter To The World’s Homeless


ICON unveiled a new project, a house that could be 3-D printed for just $4,000. With the new method that the company has developed, they are able to print a 650-square-foot house out of cement in less than 24 hours. In contrast, it could take a human roughly 20 days to complete the same project.

ICON’s first project is to build 100 homes for a community in El Salvador next year. To complete this goal, ICON is teaming up with New Story, a nonprofit that focuses on finding homes for people across the world who have inadequate shelter.


Seattle Judges Throw Out Marijuana Convictions

Citing the war on drugs’ disproportionate impact on people of color, judges in Seattle have agreed to vacate the marijuana convictions of hundreds of people who were punished for pot possession before the state made weed legal.

Anyone prosecuted in the city between 1996 and 2010.

More than 542 people could have their convictions dismissed by mid-November.

Anyone affected by the order will be notified by mail and will have 33 days to object to having the charge removed or request an individualized filing. Those who want the charges removed from their records will have to do absolutely nothing

A total of 30 states in the US now allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. In Washington state, it has been legal for medical use since 1998.


Electrical Implant Helps Paralyzed People Walk

The implant does not repair the damage but circumvents it by stimulating nerves lower down in the spinal cord.

This appears to allow signals from the brain to reach the target muscles so the person can voluntarily control their own movements again.

Several of the patients at Mayo Clinic that have undergone the treatment are now able to walk, either with support from a frame, or with people on either side holding their hands.


Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen is giving out $30 million to house 94 homeless and low-income families in south Seattle.

The construction project will cost $46 million in total. The Paul G. Allen Philanthropies donated the $30 million. The Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office providing $5 million to the project and the last $10 million is coming from a housing tax credit.

Here is Paul Allen playing guitar.