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Scientists at Britain's University of Exeter have used graphene to develop a concrete that is stronger, environmentally friendly and water-resistant. The graphene gives the concrete a 146% increase in compressive strength, a 400% decrease in water permeability, and the product meets British and European construction standards.

"Finding greener ways to build is a crucial step forward in reducing carbon emissions around the world and so help protect our environment as much as possible," says PhD student Dimitar Dimov, who led the research. "It is the first step, but a crucial step in the right direction to make a more sustainable construction industry for the future."

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