May 26, 2022

Young scientists develop enviro-friendly bricks made out of urine

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By HEATHER DOCKRAY From Mashable

Scientists still haven’t developed a cure for the common cold, but who cares? The young scientists of the world are focusing their attention on what matters most: bricks made out of piss.

A group of South African students recently developed a brick made out of human urine. It’s a radical breakthrough for those of us long accustomed to clay, concrete, and metaphorical sh*t bricks.

They call them “bio-bricks.”

“In this example you take something that is considered a waste and make multiple products from it. You can use the same process for any waste stream. It’s about rethinking things,” Dr. Dyllon Randall, who supervised the student’s project at the University of Cape Town, told The Guardian.

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