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6 Futuristic Building Technologies That Will Change the World

Technology progresses at a breakneck pace — but why is our built environment so far behind? Fortunately, some smart folks have devoted their lives to developing futuristic technologies that can reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, make them more energy-efficient and lower maintenance costs.

In just the past few years, researchers havedeveloped self-healing structures, revolutionary heating and cooling systems andbuildings that eat smog. Read on to find out about those cool building technologies and a few more.

3D-printed zero-energy cooling bricks

A building that eats smog

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Harnessing energy from algae

Concrete that heals itself

Glass roof tiles heat your home

Mushroom-insulated tiny house