Briefly noted

Why some mosses in the Mojave desert preferably grow under milky quartz pebbles

The translucent stone gives them shadow from the sun’s heat and UV radiation, more humidity and also balanced temperatures between hot days/summers and cold nights/winters

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Archaeologists from the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History have discovered basalt floors and decorated wall stones from Aztec times

Ariostea has in its “Ultra Marmi” collection 3 new ceramic emulations of marbles

The slabs with a size up to 300 x 150 cm are to “explore the charm of precious green marbles with their intense nuances and extraordinary veins”, according to the company

Natural Stone Institute: Virtual Stone Summit about “How Safe Is Your Business? Creating a Plan to Help Your Company Succeed“

The new education format will be held online on July 29 and 30, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (ET)

New high resolution images by ESA/NASA’s solar orbiter show “campfires” all over the sun

They may be the little “nephews” of solar flares helping to heat up the Corona to 1 million degrees

The height of mountains is controlled rather by tectonic force than by erosion und weathering

Scientists used information derived from heat flow measurements in the subsurface or the frictional energy at the interfaces of the continental plates

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US-company Grasshopper Geography edits maps in color and produces great murals, like our picture showing the big rivers of Brazil

50 million € loan for Biesse Group from BNL BNP Paribas

The Bank is supporting the Italian company in carrying out investments to reduce CO2 emissions, increase the use of renewable energy and to protect the health and safety of workers

Apprentice prizes awarded by the Federal Association of Austrian Stonemasons

The competition offers young people the opportunity to try out design tools and present their creative work to the public

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

“Cloud Xiamen Stone Fair”, i.e. the virtual edition of the stone fair, was launched on June 06, 2020 and had 193,666 page views in the first week

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