Military research agency DARPA is investing in technologies,that will create materials,that will grow on command, and independently be to repaired, if damaged.
Now all building materials is quite difficult to manufacture, transport and assemble. Moreover, they deteriorate and disintegrate over time. The idea of DARPA is to create materials that can grow by acquiring the specified form, to repair themselves or to adapt and change themselves for the environment. The new program called “Creating a living material”
It sounds like something out of science fiction, but itself is repaired materials already produced. Recently, the first experiments on the three-dimensional printing of tissue were placed. Independently repaired homes can stand for centuries, without needing to be repaired by the people. Entire buildings can be built from scratch, using a minimum of material and nothing is spending on transportation.
Perhaps the most interesting goal of the program is to develop materials that are adapted to the environment. For example, the DARPA offers tiles, which can passively monitor the air flow, keeping the house cool in summer and warm – winter.
All this is still in the stage of the project, but DARPA knowing the reputation of turning science fiction into scientific fact, maybe it’s just in time and in a few years self-healing growing houses construction will deprive companies of the lion’s share of the work.
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