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'Bacterial "smart soil" could keep buildings stable'
short by Satyaki Das / on 28 Oct 2016,Friday
UK-based researchers are developing bio-cement, a material that genetically engineered soil bacteria would produce in response to changing pressures in soil to reinforce the ground under building foundations. The team successfully modified common gut bacteria to glow in response to increased pressure. Eventually they plan to replace the 'glow' gene with a gene that triggers bio-cement production.
short by Satyaki Das / 12:39 pm on 28 Oct
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