Concrete Can Heal Itself With Bacteria?

Concrete Can Heal Itself With Bacteria?

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands researcher, Henk Jonkers, is working towards creating a self-healing concrete. Researchers are experimenting with calcite-precipitating bacteria to create a “living concrete.” Due to concrete’s high pH value, only alkaliphilic bacteria can survive. Several of these bacteria have been isolated by researchers and put into cement paste for a month and […]

Microbiomes Might Be the New Way to Fingerprint

Microbiomes Might Be the New Way to Fingerprint

Fingerprints has been part of forensic investigating for decades now. It is possible that there is now a new approach to forensic science, microbiomes. Similar to a fingerprint, colonies of microbes that live on the body and the skin and an individual’s gut bacteria can now function as a distinctive identifier. This new way to identify […]

Seven Out of Nine Space Stations Were Built by Soviet Russia

Seven Out of Nine Space Stations Were Built by Soviet Russia

There has been a lot of talk of late about whether Russia is going to opt out of the International Space Station (ISS) given their tense relations with the U.S. and other European nations. There have also been unconfirmed reports about Russia choosing to make their own space station. Doubts have even been raised about […]

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