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Stone slurry gives flexibility to a polymer matrix composite, researchers from University of British Columbia discovered

Adding the stone waste not only increased the material’s strength, but but also its conductivity

NSI reacts to reports about the threat of silicosis resulting from working Engineered Stone

For natural stone companies, the institute’s Safety Committee has released a comprehensive set of information and training for self-protection

Complex movement of tectonic plates decoded at the submarine Havre Trough north of New Zealand

Scientists from New Zealand and Germany gather insights into the southwest Pacific submarine volcanism which is part of the ocean’s Ring of Fire

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2019 will be adorned by stone sculptures provided by Italian Henraux company

What drives plate tectonics and thus controls phaenomena from volconoes to ocean and atmospheric circulations?

Chinese scientists found „switches“ between continental rupture, continental collision, and oceanic subduction initiation in the Tethyan evolution

The Natural Stone Sustainability Standard (ANSI/NSC 373) has been updated

The changes address issues such as water, site management, land reclamation, as well as corporate governance, among others

Geochemists measure new composition of Earth’s mantle

Researchers suspect greater dynamics than previously assumed between the Earth’s surface and its mantle / Study published in „Nature Geoscience“

WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan, Russia: Quan Zheng is the winner of the gold medal in the stonemasons’ category

Silver went to Sebastian Rudolf Wienerroither, Austria, Bronze to Allan Bontemps, France

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

Marvelous little things for everyday usage made of marble are produced by Apuana Corporate, a network of designers and stone companies from the Carrara region

Application open until October 08, 2019 for the „Talente“ (talents) competition at the Munich International Skilled Trades Fair next year

Craftspeople until their mid-thirties may enter with special works in design or technology respectively