Wednesday , 13 December 2017


Pinpoint historic battles

If it’s possible to get battle fatigue just by looking at a website, this interactive map will test your endurance. It aims to pinpoint every battle ever fought using data from Wikipedia to create a ‘Geography of Violence’ that currently includes 12,702 references. You can see just how bloody individual countries have been, and use a slider to select a …

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Self-healing Concrete

Microbiologist Hendrik Jonkers came up with bacteria-infused concrete. When water seeps into the concrete’s cracks, the bacteria awaken and secrete limestone, which end up patching the cracks. The bacteria can also be applied as a spray or a mortar. Invention: Self-healing concrete containing bacteria As solid and reliable as concrete structures may seem, they share one common enemy: tension. Over time, concrete …

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