2017/12/08

Living in the Home That Can Repair Itself!

BY:Kraig
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Have you ever worried about house maintenance? You need to call a roof repairer when there is an annoying hole in the roof. And that will be an expense for your monthly budget. In the future, you will probably not need to tackle a house trouble if you have a self-repaired home!

 

DARPA, the arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, started to research new technologies where a building can repair itself with biology feature. They launched a long-term project to develop new sorts of materials that can work the structural characteristics of traditional building materials. These new types of biological materials own the features of living systems, which means they have lives.

Photo Credit: DARPA, the arm of the U.S. Department of Defense

The organization uses those biological materials such as coral, bark and even skin in the project. They can be put in the building materials and start to grow up in many places and adapt to their living environment. This is the feature that traditional buildings do not have. "Consider the things in your house that decay and rot — your walls, your siding," said Justin Gallivan, who manages the DARPA program. So if your roof have a hole, don't worry, it will be patched up by biological materials soon.

Only if you keep them alive, your house will repair itself forever. Although the development of the biological technology is still going on, we have a new basic concept of a biological model city or community—buying a house and live 100% with the nature.

 

News Reference: http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/05/technology/future/home-of-future-materials/index.html

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