The Long View
Close up view of a Amanita muscaria, with its yellow cap and white dots
Concrete can naturally heal itself, but only to a point. Can these abilities be supercharged with self-healing concrete?
We’ve been building with it for several millennia. Following the discovery of rebar, our imaginations soared. Only recently have we begun understanding its environmental cost.
Plastics are here to stay. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be more innovative in using them.
Though micro-sized, the threats they pose may have global implications.
It’s been described as a slow-moving disaster. That’s a tragically beautiful way to describe an...