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Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete

Jan 15, 2020 - The New York Times

“A Frankenstein material” is teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce.

“A Frankenstein material” is teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce.

For centuries, builders have been making concrete roughly the same way: by mixing hard materials like sand with various binders, and hoping it stays fixed and rigid for a long time to come.

Now, an interdisciplinary team of researche...