Archinect - News 2014-09-02T15:43:25-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/60775148/dutch-scientist-proposes-self-healing-concrete Dutch scientist proposes self-healing concrete Archinect 2012-11-05T13:20:00-05:00 >2012-11-05T19:39:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cueurp6ufpkkmlov.jpg" width="495" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Locating and patching cracks in old concrete is a time-consuming business, but rebuilding concrete structures is expensive. Jonkers thinks the solution is to fight nature with nature: he suggests combating water degradation by packing the concrete with bacteria that use water and calcium lactate "food" to make calcite, a natural cement.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>