Concrete Botox: If you thought Nanotechnology was cool…then check out this Nanobacteriology!

Scientists have recently programmed microscopic bacteria commonly found in dirt to “swim” down cracks in concrete and then produce a mixture of calcium carbonate and a bacterial glue. This glue combines with the filamentous bacterial cells which then harden to the same strength as the surrounding concrete, essentially “knitting” the building back together. Hence the name BacillaFilla. What will scientists come up with next? To read more about this phenomenon and to see what implications it has for the building (and maintenance) field go to this link: (Source)

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