Aussie engineering researchers develop new material design that could make buildings safer and reduce carbon emissions

By Matilda Handsley-Davis
Updated April 14 2022 - 2:49am, first published 12:25am
Aussie engineering researchers have developed a new material design based on insect exoskeletons, such as the flea, that could make buildings safer and reduce carbon emissions. Picture: Shutterstock.

A design based on insect exoskeletons has helped a team of civil engineering researchers crack the balance between strength and damage tolerance in cement.

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