Sounds like we’d be far better off counting on old Roman concrete than this modern technologically created stuff

clip_image002…Sounds like we’d be far better off counting on old Roman concrete than this modern technologically created stuff…

Why 2,000 year-old Roman concrete is so much better than what we produce today

 

An elusive recipe.One of the fascinating mysteries of Ancient Rome is the impressive longevity of some of their concrete harbour structures. Battered by sea waves for 2,000 years, these things are still around while our modern concoctions erode over mere decades.Now scientists have uncovered the incredible chemistry behind this phenomenon, getting closer to unlocking its long-lost recipe. As it turns out, not only is Roman concrete more durable than what we can make today, but it actually gets stronger over… ..Read full article at NexusNewsfeed.com website »

 

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