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Biological concrete gives new meaning to living walls

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When I can afford to build my own house (in the year 2079) I would very much like to build it with this: biological concrete. How great wouldn't it be to make the outdoor surfaces of your new-built house a eco-mansion that is beautifully green?

Researchers at the Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya in Barcelona are currently developing this new type of concrete that can capture rainfall and use it to create living walls of moss and fungi. If all goes well, this will be one huge step closer to making buildings more eco-friendly, so not only would living organisms be able to thrive on it, but the concrete layer would also absorb carbon dioxide and do a double act as insulating material and thermal regulator.

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