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The Secret to Super Strong Concrete Is… Bacteria?

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Engineers would love it if concrete bridges and skyscrapers didn’t require so much maintenance, and they might have found the perfect solution using bacteria.

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Sources:
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/feb/25/concrete-the-most-destructive-material-on-earth
https://www.rsc.org/images/construction_tcm18-114530.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4827669/
https://www.cnn.com/2015/05/14/tech/bioconcrete-delft-jonkers/index.html
https://www.tudelft.nl/en/ceg/research/stories-of-science/self-healing-of-concrete-by-bacterial-mineral-precipitation/
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-39156-8
https://books.google.com/books?id=_5yUAwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=stuff+matters&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi3wKOBgPvhAhXQvJ4KHeX6D1oQ6AEwAHoECAMQAg#v=onepage&q=pasteurii&f=false
https://www.epo.org/learning-events/european-inventor/finalists/2015/jonkers.html

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