These living bricks use bacteria to build themselves – MIT Technology Review

The big idea: A new living substance can transform from a wet sand mixture into a solid brick, and even help to reproduce copies of itself.How it was created: Researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, used a type of photosynthetic bacteria that absorbs carbon dioxide, sunlight, and nutrients and produces calcium carbonate—a rigid compound found in rocks, pearls, and seashells.

Source: These living bricks use bacteria to build themselves – MIT Technology Review

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