From the Mojave Desert to Mars

NASA recently tested a Mars rover in California's Mojave Desert to prepare for the August landing of its Curiosity rover on the red planet. 

A cheap, green and futuristic prefab

The Tim Palen Studio at Shadow Mountain is more than futuristic-looking new structure in the Mojave Desert (near Joshua Tree, California) - it’s a prototype of a 2nd generation pre-fab home design based on the ubiquitous shipping container.