Stone Stories

It’s actually microbes that move mountains

Chinese scientists outline how humanity cann harness the interaction between minerals and microbes

Apprentices in horticulture and landscaping learned the know-how for dry-stone walling and also the ability to work in a team

The walls once played an important role in the pastures on the slopes and are evidence of the culture

Notre-Dame de Paris: the approximately 1000 cubic meters of limestone needed for the reconstruction are to come from 9 quarries

Suppliers are quarries from the area of Saint-Maximin (Oise) et Soissons (Aisne), located in the basin Lutétien

The stepwells in India are among the most unusual stone structures in the world

Geometrically complex staircases lead to the water reservoirs sometimes 30 m deep / Ornaments with diverse stone sculptures

In a process similar to coral reef growth, microalgae could create limestone to make cement production carbon neutral – and even carbon negative

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) was rewarded with a $3.2 million grant to develop the technology

“The New Lives of Old Quarries“ is the title of a brochure from the Australian state of Victoria

The compilation shows what is known from elsewhere, but also gives food for thought for innovative ideas

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