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A different way to play Lego

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Researchers are working on new materials that have amazing properties: They can absorb noise or inhibit vibrations. However, these "metamaterials" have not yet been used in practice. Prof. Angela Madeo from the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering is researching new methods in an EU-funded project to find out how metamaterials can be combined with regular building materials in future construction projects - a Lego game of different materials, so to speak. To the complete article