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Future Buildings Could be Made of Artificial Bone

• livescience.com
 

Developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), human bone is the inspiration behind the latest high-tech composite, which can be made in just a few hours using a 3D printer.

The new material- which is lauded for its durability, low density and environmentally sustainable constituents- gets its strength from its bone-like structure. Real bones have a complex hierarchical structure thanks to their two main building blocks, collagen protein and hydroxyapatite minerals.

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