From Grist: Ever heard of a self-healing building? Just wait.
Some potentially good news for green architecture: Dutch scientists have designed a new type of concrete — and it sounds like something straight outta science fiction.
Henk Jonkers, a researcher at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, helped formulate a bio-concrete, a building material that seals architectural cracks with limestone-producing bacteria. [continue]
I wonder whether this has any applications in countries on the Pacific rim where earthquakes are so common. Imagine a building that could mend itself after an earthquake!