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Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi * 3
    #26523618 - 03/08/20 11:18 AM (11 months, 14 days ago)

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Science fiction often imagines our future on Mars and other planets as run by machines, with metallic cities and flying cars rising above dunes of red sand. But the reality may be even stranger – and “greener.” Instead of habitats made of metal and glass, NASA is exploring technologies that could grow structures out of fungi to become our future homes in the stars, and perhaps lead to more sustainable ways of living on Earth as well.

The myco-architecture project out of NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley is prototyping technologies that could “grow” habitats on the Moon, Mars and beyond out of life – specifically, fungi and the unseen underground threads that make up the main part of the fungus, known as mycelia.

A researcher holding a petri dish containing mycelia – the underground threads that make up the main part of a fungus – growing in simulated martian soil, also known as martian regolith. Credit: NASA/Ames Research Center/Lynn Rothschild

“Right now, traditional habitat designs for Mars are like a turtle — carrying our homes with us on our backs – a reliable plan, but with huge energy costs,” said Lynn Rothschild, the principal investigator on the early-stage project. “Instead, we can harness mycelia to grow these habitats ourselves when we get there.”

Ultimately, the project envisions a future where human explorers can bring a compact habitat built out of a lightweight material with dormant fungi that will last on long journeys to places like Mars. Upon arrival, by unfolding that basic structure and simply adding water, the fungi will be able to grow around that framework into a fully functional human habitat – all while being safely contained within the habitat to avoid contaminating the Martian environment.

A stool constructed out of mycelia after two weeks of growth. The next step is a baking process process that leads to a clean and functional piece of furniture. The myco-architecture project seeks to design not only for habitats, but for the furniture that could be grown inside them as well. Credit: 2018 Stanford-Brown-RISD iGEM Team

This research is supported through the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, known as NIAC, and is part of a field known as synthetic biology – the study of how we can use life itself as technology, in this case fungi. We’re a very long way from being able to grow useable habitats for Mars, but the early-stage research is well under way to prove the potential of these creative solutions. That work all starts with experimenting with fungi.


A fungus is a group of organisms that produces spores and eats up organic material, like the yeasts in bread or beer, the mushrooms in your salad, the mold that may grow if you let that salad sit in the refrigerator for too long or even the organisms that produce antibiotics like penicillin.

But the part of a fungus you probably haven’t seen is mycelia. These tiny threads build complex structures with extreme precision, networking out into larger structures like mushrooms. With the right conditions, they can be coaxed into making new structures – ranging from a material similar to leather to the building blocks for a Mars habitat.

Creating a livable home for future astronauts means doing more than growing a roof to go over their heads. Astronauts will need to have all their basic needs met, just like on Earth, and face the additional challenges of living in a harsh environment on a distant world.

The myco-architecture project can’t just design a shell – it’s designing a home. That home is more than a set of walls – it has its own ecosystem of sorts, with multiple kinds of organisms alongside the humans it’s designed to protect.

Bricks produced using mycelium, yard waste and wood chips as a part of the myco-architecture project. Similar materials could be used to build habitats on the Moon or Mars.

Just like the astronauts, fungal mycelia is a lifeform that has to eat and breathe. That’s where something called cyanobacteria comes in – a kind of bacterium that can use energy from the Sun to convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and fungus food.

These pieces come together in an elegant habitat concept with a three-layered dome. The outer-most layer is made up of frozen water ice, perhaps tapped from the resources on the Moon or Mars. That water serves as a protection from radiation and trickles down to the second layer – the cyanobacteria. This layer can take that water and photosynthesize using the outside light that shines through the icy layer to produce oxygen for astronauts and nutrients for the final layer of mycelia.

That last layer of mycelia is what organically grows into a sturdy home, first activated to grow in a contained environment and then baked to kill the lifeforms – providing structural integrity and ensuring no life contaminates Mars and any microbial life that’s already there. Even if some mycelia somehow escaped, they will be genetically altered to be incapable of surviving outside the habitat.

Future astronauts might one day live in habitats that were fabricated with fungus. The revolutionary concept called Myco-architecture explores the impressive properties of fungal mycelium which is, in some ways, stronger than reinforced concrete and is capable of growing and repairing itself.

But this is just the start. Mycelia could be used for water filtration and biomining systems that can extract minerals from wastewater – another project active in Rothschild’s lab – as well as bioluminescent lighting, humidity regulation and even self-generating habitats capable of healing themselves. And with about 40% of carbon emissions on Earth coming from construction, there’s an ever-increasing need for sustainable and affordable housing here as well.

“When we design for space, we’re free to experiment with new ideas and materials with much more freedom than we would on Earth,” said Rothschild. “And after these prototypes are designed for other worlds, we can bring them back to ours.”

The harsh environments of the Moon and Mars will require new ways of living – growing homes instead of building them, mining minerals from sewage instead of rock. But by turning to the elegant systems of our own natural world, we can design solutions that are green and sustainable. Whether on distant worlds or our own ever-changing Earth, fungi could be what brings us boldly into the future.






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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: thealienthatategod] * 1
    #26523710 - 03/08/20 12:30 PM (11 months, 14 days ago)

I wish I could get paid to work with mycelium.


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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: PumpJackTeX]
    #26525062 - 03/09/20 09:07 AM (11 months, 13 days ago)

I am more than positive there is no solid ground on the moon or Mars.  No maChine has ever been to either. No persons has been to either. More space fantasies from those that launch rockets into the ocean.  Nasa is the largest helium balloon company in the world. We can barely get wifi coverage in a large home. the blue marble is photoshopped but it has to be.  The sun is in the earths atmosphere.


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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: downlowfunk]
    #26525121 - 03/09/20 09:56 AM (11 months, 13 days ago)

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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: downlowfunk]
    #26525124 - 03/09/20 09:58 AM (11 months, 13 days ago)

Is the earth flat as well?


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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: Holybullshit]
    #26526804 - 03/10/20 10:15 AM (11 months, 12 days ago)

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Is the earth flat as well?



Flat as a Battleship Grid.  Imagine a ship sailing up a ball, hilarious.  A plane landing on a spinning ball. Gravity is so strong a feather nearly floats. Gravity is so strong the moon hasnt been sucked into the earth and earth into the sun. With all that spinning and turning the stars are in the same spot each day of each year.


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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: downlowfunk]
    #26528070 - 03/10/20 09:44 PM (11 months, 11 days ago)

Awesome concept. I wonder if the resources used to grow the shelter would weight more than any raw material that can do the same function overall though, specifically with the moon. But another planet with existing water on the surface would probably make this an efficient idea initially.

Using ice for the outer layer is a good idea, but I wonder how much water waste would be involved trying to maintain it.


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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: thealienthatategod]
    #26528533 - 03/11/20 07:40 AM (11 months, 11 days ago)

its theorized we will evolve into self assembling nano bots ( aka von neumann probes). we are a self organizing organic system as it is that cant survive the harshness of space, so we may eventually colonize the universe as nano machines. reality may be so weird your great great grand daughters/sons may be machine cockroaches. who would have thought lol


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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: downlowfunk]
    #26528634 - 03/11/20 09:22 AM (11 months, 11 days ago)

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Is the earth flat as well?



Flat as a Battleship Grid.  Imagine a ship sailing up a ball, hilarious.  A plane landing on a spinning ball. Gravity is so strong a feather nearly floats. Gravity is so strong the moon hasnt been sucked into the earth and earth into the sun. With all that spinning and turning the stars are in the same spot each day of each year.




I can't tell if you are being serious anymore...either way its hilarious, please keep going.

edit: In case you are being serious, and this isn't some kind of act(which is hard to believe), all of that stuff checks out with math...math doesn't lie. Do that math yourself if you don't believe me, I have. There are also experiments you are perfectly capable of if math isn't your strong suit(I'm guessing its not).

Well except for one thing, the stars don't appear in the same spot each day of each year...I mean, the stars change position day to day and season to season for one, but also in 1,000 years Polaris won't be the North Star and instead that mantle will be held by Errai(Gamma Cephei).


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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: MikeTesserect]
    #26528649 - 03/11/20 09:32 AM (11 months, 11 days ago)

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its theorized we will evolve into self assembling nano bots ( aka von neumann probes). we are a self organizing organic system as it is that cant survive the harshness of space, so we may eventually colonize the universe as nano machines. reality may be so weird your great great grand daughters/sons may be machine cockroaches. who would have thought lol




Does this happen before or after the singularity?


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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: Holybullshit]
    #26530309 - 03/12/20 07:26 AM (11 months, 10 days ago)

good question. I think self assembling nanobots would just survive by Darwinian natural selection. we wouldn't intentionally change form like that because we LOVE being human ( attracting the opposite sex, ect). lets face it... this is all really about survival and reproduction ppl lol!! they may just be originally used for space exploration or something like that. this info come from Michio kaku by the way...….


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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: MikeTesserect]
    #26536088 - 03/15/20 09:36 AM (11 months, 7 days ago)

I get what you are saying, but thats more like they will be all that is left of us rather than we evolve into them(unless we can see our own extinction coming and figure out a way to upload human consciousness to their operating system).

Honestly I don't think we will get that far, not if we can't figure out some way to reach homeostasis with the rest of the life on Earth. And if we can achieve that I think its more likely that we basically become "pets"(not in a malicious way) to AI controlled machines which fulfill all our basic needs and forward technological progress and growth will slow to a crawl. Hopefully leading to a world where we can fill our lives with art and philosophy rather than worshiping the almighty dollar.

Of course, there is also a large chance that we are able to geoengineer our way past global warming without ever solving any of the base problems that got us here and just continue destroying the environment the old fashioned way(pollution/deforestation), while simultaneously factory farming enough sustenance for business as usual to continue as democracies around the world continue their march towards facism and corporate power grows to ever new heights on our way to a Blade Runner-esque ecosystem.


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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: Holybullshit]
    #26536125 - 03/15/20 10:07 AM (11 months, 7 days ago)

I wanna career working with mycelium.


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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: Holybullshit]
    #26537775 - 03/16/20 04:13 AM (11 months, 6 days ago)

life is all about replicating code, so evolution is still taking place. it doesn't care how it does it. I agree, this shit may not go anywhere. spring was here 3 weeks go lol. my life is too short to even care


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Re: Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi [Re: PumpJackTeX] * 1
    #26538061 - 03/16/20 09:57 AM (11 months, 6 days ago)

does the motor protein walking on microtubules in your head qualify as "human"? life is just information and its arrangements! nano machines would be organic analogues


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