Self-healing concrete

No matter how great your recipe, eventually your concrete will crack. Researchers in Norway are developing a method for mixing bacteria in with batches to activate when water enters cracks. Then the bacteria will produce limestone to seal gaps.

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Carbon can lead to thinner designs

Carbon reinforced concrete is sure to be a game changer as the technology becomes more widespread. The material is lightweight and more durable than steel – not to mention its all-around strength. With its space-saving properties compared to reinforced alternatives, we will probably be seeing large infrastructures take advantage of this technology.

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