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Researchers develop "biological concrete" that grows moss and fungi

News: Scientists at a Spanish university are developing a new type of concrete that captures rainwater to create living walls of moss and fungi. Unlike existing vertical garden systems which require complex supporting structures, the new "biological concrete" supports the growth of organisms on its own surface, according to researchers from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Mar 26, 2020 by Emilie Chalcraft
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Katherine Stanek Demonstrates Her Concrete Sculpture Techniques

Katherine Stanek is a world class sculptor who uses an unusual material: concrete. Her figurative sculptures are dazzlingly creative, every aspect of her tec...

Mar 29, 2021 by John Thornton
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This City Bench Absorbs More Air Pollution Than A Grove Of Trees

London is the latest city to gain a city bench with the ability to absorb as much pollution as a small forest. The vertical garden, which doubles as a bench, is Green City Solutions' CityTree. Using a vertical installation of moss, the bench can absorb as much pollution as 275 trees in 1 percent of the space.

Mar 26, 2020 by Trevor Nace
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Cement Art: Hypertufa Easter Island Head Planters

Cement yard art by Snohomish, WA artist Carrie Milburn. Inspired by the Moai, these cement planters make a fun, unique addition to any landscape. Each piece is approx. 33" tall and weighs 90-lbs. UPDATE 2019: I don't make these anymore, they are quite labor intensive, so I apologize that I did not make a video showing how they were made.

Nov 02, 2019 by Carrie Milburn
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