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Miscellaneous: ideas all around rock and natural stone

The city of Helsinki has started the renovation of the Finlandia hall, well-known also for its marble facade and interior decoration with natural stone

Miscellaneous: news all around natural stone

90 years old is the famous statue “Cristo Redentor“ (Christ the Redeemer) in Rio de Janeiro

How tectonic history and climate shape biodiversity in the tropics

In a computer model, scientists from ETH Zurich have compared the Amazon Basin in South America, the vast archipelago of Southeast Asia and the Congo Basin in Central Africa

Miscellaneous: ideas around natural stone

The highest waterfall on land is Salto Ángel in Venezuela with 979 meters (photo). Much higher falls can be found in the ocean, e.g., in the Denmark Strait

The US-startup Parting Stone transforms the ashes of the deceased or of pets into pebble-sized stones

The bereaved can have these “solidified remains“ close to them or carry them with at all times, if they wish

Miscellaneous: ideas around natural stone

Raw materials for construction ranging from sand and gravel to natural stones hold enormous potential for local value creation in developing and emerging countries

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