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Video: Self-healing concrete uses fungal spores to fix cracks with calcium carbonate

By April Gocha / January 24, 2018

Using a fungus called Trichoderma reesei, researchers at Binghamton University in New York are developing a self-healing concrete formulation that incorporates fungal spores that remain dormant until a crack forms.

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Video: ‘Bioconcrete’ of the future can heal itself

By Faye Oney / May 24, 2017

Inspired by the way the human body repairs bones and tissue, a researcher duo from Delft University of Technology has created self-repairing “bioconcrete” using bacteria and calcium lactate.

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Video: Magnetic ink prints self-healing devices that fix themselves in mere milliseconds

By April Gocha / November 16, 2016

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a neodymium-loaded magnetic ink that can be used to print batteries, circuits, and other devices that, if broken or damaged, can self-heal themselves in a matter of milliseconds.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 25, 2016

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum finds home, graphene makes rubber more rubbery, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 25, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 1, 2015

Self-healing material for spacecraft, a nanoparticle book fit for drinking, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 1, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 8, 2015

Another insight into glass formation, methane conversion by copper zeolites, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 8, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / December 2, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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UIUC group: Can unleashed spores heal concrete cracks?

By / January 25, 2012

A bacteria-induced mineral deposit. Credit: Paramita Mondal. Concrete is tough, but whether its a sidewalk, driveway, roadway or a structural part of a building, the material is subjected to many temperature, chemical and mechanical stresses. Over time, these stresses induce microscopic cracks and fissures that can grow in length and depth. By the time they…

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Energy Frontier Research Centers to showcase work on ‘grand challenges’

By / May 24, 2011

Credit: DOE The next few days should be fun for materials scientists and engineers. Tomorrow (May 25) begins the start of a three-day meeting where participants in the DOE’s 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers will begin the initial reporting-out (at least to the public) about what kind progress they have been able to make. There…

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Video of the Week: Science and application behind self-healing materials

By / January 24, 2011

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX_kiECXkvM preview=force] Last month we reported on ACerS member Henry Sodano‘s work at Arizona State University with self-healing polymers that mimic the natural healing mechanism found in bones. Based on shape memory polymers containing a closed-loop fiber optic network, the material successfully pairs healing with a method to prevent damage propagation. Sodano spoke on…

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