Our World in a week: Sept. 27

Creating homes using a 3-D printer

In Nacajuca, Mexico, home builders are using a 11 foot tall 3-D printer to create new homes.

  • One home can be completed in 24 hours.
  • The homes have been able to survive a magnitude 7.4 earthquake.
  • Two years since the development of the 3-D printer, 200 homes are either under construction or have been completed.
  • Builders plan to use the 3-D printer for roads, a school, soccer fields, a market and a library.
  • The 3-D printer has sparked interest in investors for future construction.

For more information visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/28/business/3D-printing-homes.html


Government Shutdown

If lawmakers don’t reach an agreement until Sept. 30, the federal government will officially close.

  • Essential government services will continue to be in service if the government shuts down.
  • If a shutdown occurs, the tax agency may not be able to provide its normal service.
  • Democrats attempt to pass a stopgap measure that would fund the government through Dec. 3. 
  • Republicans refuse to raise or suspend the debt limit.
  • If this occurs it would be the first time in U.S. history the country would go into default.

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Good News

  • Solar-Powered Desalination Device Will Turn Sea Water Into Fresh Water For 400,000 People

Read article here: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/solar-powered-desalination-plant-to-bring-clean-water-to-rural-coastal-kenya/