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Responsive protocells could be used to strengthen buildings

By Damir Beciri
14 December 2010

protocell-drivers-in-flaskResearchers from the University of Greenwich are using ethical synthetic biology to create “living” materials that could be used to clad buildings and absorb the CO2 from the air. In collaboration with an architectural practice and a building materials’ manufacturer, the idea is to use protocells – bubbles of oil in an aqueous fluid sensitive… »