Scientists at three British universities are working on the development of a special concrete that plugs cracks by use of bacteria, making potholes a thing of the past.
Researchers at the University of Bath, Cardiff University and the University of Cambridge created the concrete blend, filled with bacteria hidden in tiny capsules that react to water seeping into a crack. The bacteria burst out of their cases to produce limestone, which seals the gap before it becomes a pothole.
The scientists believe the technique could greatly increase the life of concrete, and remove the need for repairs. This will save considerable costs and also lower CO2 emissions as replacement cement is not needed (7% of the world’s CO2 emissions come from cement production).
- Buy AND Sell your bike for FREE! Yeah, FREE. Place your ad and shift your stuff in front of more than EIGHT AND A HALF MILLION users. - 3 June 2020
- FETTLING FRIDAY: How to REPLACE your bike’s HOSES and COOLANT. Episode SIX. MoreBikes NEW motorcycle maintenance VIDEO series. - 1 May 2020
- FETTLING FRIDAY: Episode Five. Replace your bike’s Clutch Plates and Hose. - 24 April 2020
Does this get you revved up? Tell us why...
Subscribe to MoreBikes Newspaper
Get MoreBikes delivered through your letterbox every month. 12 issues for £15. Click here for more information.
Get MoreBikes.co.uk Updates
Enter your e-mail address below and you will receive biking news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.