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A concrete material developed at the University of Michigan can heal itself when it cracks. No human intervention is necessary"”just water and carbon dioxide.A handful of drizzly days would be enough to mend a damaged bridge made of the new substance. Self-healing is possible because the material is designed to bend and crack in narrow hairlines rather than break and split in wide gaps, as traditional concrete behaves."It's like if you get a small cut on your hand, your body can heal...
U.S. scientists say they have developed a concrete material that can heal itself when it cracks with only water and carbon dioxide needed. University of Michigan researchers said all that is necessary to mend a damaged bridge would be a few drizzly days. They said the self-healing is possible because the concrete material is designed to bend and crack in narrow hairlines, rather than break and split in wide gaps, as does traditional concrete. Professor Victor Li, who led the research, said...
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- Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
- Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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