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23 January 2020

Bacteria used to create "self-growing" masonry

It is happening at Colorado University (CU), Boulder, CO, USA, where some scientists claim to have found the recipe for bricks that grow and regenerate thanks to a strain of active bacteria. Under the right conditions, these microbes eat carbon dioxide to grow and make calcium carbonate. You can read the full interview here or read the published paper on this topic here.