Midnight In The Desert — domes

Inspiring Norwegian Family Lives in a Sustainable Glass Dome in the Arctic Circle

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Inspiring Norwegian Family Lives in a Sustainable Glass Dome in the Arctic Circle

Inspired by a vision to create a sustainable and healthy home and way of life for their family, Benjamin and Ingrid Marie Hertefølger have built a unique all-natural house completely covered by a glass dome, on a plot of land on Norway’s Sandhorney island, in the Arctic Circle. The Hertefølgers knew they wanted to live in an eco-home made of only natural materials – cob (a mixture of sand, clay and straw), wood and glass – but also that it had to withstand the harsh weather conditions of the Arctic Circle. Aware of the robust properties of geodesic domes, they...

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Rover Finds Mysterious Dome on Mars

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Rover Finds Mysterious Dome on Mars

Holy Buckminster Fuller! Is that a dome on the surface of Mars? A photograph taken by the Opportunity Rover shows what appears to be a dome or dome-topped structure on the Martian surface. Is it real? What is it made of? Does this mean Martians have a football team? The pictures were taken on Sol 4073 (Martian Day 4073 or 2015-07-10 UTC on Earth) by the Opportunity rover’s panoramic camera (Pancam). The structure is easy to spot as it sits forward on a hill and is the largest raised formation in the area. Its isolation and surface – which appears...

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We Were Supposed to be Living Under Glass Domes By Now

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We Were Supposed to be Living Under Glass Domes By Now

Apparently the Upper Midwest is about to get snow. Like a lot of snow. Like up to two feet in some areas. Too bad Americans don't have this domed house from 1958 to shield them from the unofficial start of winter! The January 26, 1958 edition of Arthur Radebaugh's Sunday comic strip "Closer Than We Think" featured this fantastic house under glass. Actually, it was positioned as Your House Under Glass! Because the concept of the strip was about promising that any rugrats reading this midcentury comic would be living with the strip's many futuristic technologies by the time they...

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