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Bacteria Could Help Build Sustainable Construction Materials

They are working with start-up company Adaptavate, which makes sustainable building materials. Their biodegradable plasterboard, Breathaboard uses compostable crop waste instead of gypsum, is lighter and has better thermal and acoustic insulation compared with traditional plasterboard. Microbiologists from the University of Bath's Department of Biology & Biochemistry, and concrete experts from

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A Material Distinction

A passion for biomaterials inspires PhD candidate Eesha Khare to tackle climate change. Eesha Khare has always seen a world of matter. The daughter of a hardware engineer and a biologist, she has an insatiable interest in what substances — both synthetic and biological — have in common. Not surprisingly, that

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