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DARPA wants to build homes out of living biological materials

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...“The vision of the ELM program is to grow materials on demand where they are needed,” the program’s manager Justin Gallivan said.

“Imagine that instead of shipping finished materials, we can ship precursors and rapidly grow them on site using local resources. And, since the materials will be alive, they will be able to respond to changes in their environment and heal themselves in response to damage.”...

 

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