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Boxbay provides enormous acceleration for stacking and handling containers in the port

The joint venture of the German SMS group and DP World from Dubai has a high-bay warehouse at its core, with direct access to each individual transport box

The Gendarmenmarkt square in the heart of Berlin is to be renovated

The EU-wide tender is open until January 21, 2021 / The listed natural stone paving shall be renewed

The new PetroPhysical Property Database (P3) is a register that provides information about the properties of rock strata

The new tool may help locate the right sites for hydrogen storage or thermal water deposits, for example

The Bauhüttenwesen, which is the ancient craftspeople’s tradition of cooperation and know-how sharing in construction projects, is added to the Unesco List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Still today, e.g., stonemasons working on the maintenance of cathedrals built supra-regional networks to preserve, transmit and develop techniques and knowledge

China’s robotic spacecraft Chang’e 5 returned from the moon with 2 kg of lunar dust and soil

The basaltic lunar mare material is about 1,21 billion years old, much younger than the probes from the Apollo missions with between 3.1 and 4.4 billion years

Proceedings of the congress “Monument Future – Decay and Conservation of Stone”: when the outside world harms the stone’s inner life and destroys its durability

The more than 200 lectures in short version reflect the current state of research on the preservation of important testimonies from ancient cultures worldwide

Micellaneous: ideas around natural stone

Red Dholpur sandstone from Rajasthan will be the primary façade material for India’s new tringle-shaped parliament building in Delhi. Prime minister Modi has laid the foundation stone on December 09, 2020

Euroroc President Hermann Graser: “We should bring natural stone more into the focus of decision-makers and better emphasize its environmental strengths”

The umbrella organization of the European natrure stone associations elected a new chairman at its general assembly

Despite wind and weather – the Swiss Alps continue to rise

Scientists from the Univerity of Bern have found that in the Central Alps the positive difference between uplift and erosion is as much as 800 mm in a thousand years

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