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Self-healing concrete for better infrastructure

By Damir Beciri
29 April 2009

healingconcrete_apr_09.jpgA concrete material developed at the University of Michigan can heal itself when it cracks. No human intervention is necessary—just water and carbon dioxide. New substance could make infrastructure safer and more durable. Self-healing is possible because the material is designed to bend and crack in narrow hairlines rather than break and split in wide… »