Perhaps it just comes from urban living but among a certain crowd there is a fascination with concrete. That fascination and all the possibilities that come with it may be...

Perhaps it just comes from urban living but among a certain crowd there is a fascination with concrete. That fascination and all the possibilities that come with it may be set to expand exponentially. University of Michigan researchers have announced a new development in the form of flexible concrete.

It is claimed to be 500 times more flexible and 40 times lighter than regular concrete. With the rigidity of typical concrete it might seem that any new development could make it 500 times more flexible but the video is more than impressive. It has been in development for about a decade and similar concrete has been used in a few places (Japan, Korea, Switzerland, and Australia). The university is pleased at the recent advances as it promises take things to a new level. The flexibility is achieved by adding specially coated fibers to make up about 2% of the concrete mixture. This new formula is claimed stronger and more flexible than in the past.

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