Building the Future with Self-Healing Concrete

By Don Willlmott

Geology and biology are blending in a fascinating way to create a breakthrough new construction material: concrete that can heal its own cracks. The secret weapon? Bacteria.

At the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, professor Hendrik Jonkers has been mixing up batches of "bioconcrete" for six years, adding a special "healing agent" that lies dormant until water starts seeping in through cracks. When that happens, the magic takes over.

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