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IT’S ALIVE! DARPA looks to build programmable, self-healing, living building materials

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    Perhaps one day we’ll see bridges that repair themselves or houses that could restore walls after a fire.

    Sounds a bit like science fiction yes but a new program announced by the masters of making science fiction fact, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, this week announced a program that would combine the structural properties of traditional building ingredients with attributes of living systems to offer a class of living material that could be grown where needed, self-repair when damaged and respond to changes in their surroundings.

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