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Computational Colloids, Press

“‘Thinking soil’ made of bacteria could keep buildings from collapsing”

28 Oct , 2016  

An article on our Computational Colloids project has been published in Science:

It can be quite costly, even catastrophic, when the land under a building subsides. But genetically engineered microbes may one day keep that from happening if researchers in the United Kingdom are successful. Inspired by undergraduates who made a concrete-repairing bacterium—dubbed BacillaFilla—for a synthetic biology competition, a biodesigner and his colleagues have been pushing hard to develop biocement…

The full article can be found here.

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