domingo, 24 de mayo de 2015

The Concrete Of The Future Is Here, And It Repairs Its Own Cracks

Henk Jonkers, a microbiologist at Netherlands Delft University of Technology, has been working on perfecting a bioconcrete since 2006.

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The "healing agent" contains bacteria that can produce limestone, and it's mixed into regular concrete.
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When the concrete cracks and water gets in, the bacteria are activated. Here is a test piece of the concrete on day one.
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After two months, the improvement in the large crack is significant.
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Concrete is the world's most popular building material and this small change can help extend the life of future structures.
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For all the details about this amazing "living concrete," visit CNN

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