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.
#engineering #biology #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
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