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Several new products using natural stone or competing materials received one of the 2018 Red Dot awards

Natural Stone Institute’s Craftsman of the Year 2018 is Joey Marcella from Mario & Son

His philosophy is „don’t chase the money, chase your passion”/ He is as comfortable with hammer and chisel as with CNC machines

In summer 2016, an ultra-slow earthquake which lasted more than 50 days occurred under the Sea of Marmara

Accumulated energy along faults may be released by slow deformation at depth in the Earth crust

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

The Government of Costa Rica hopes to have the mysterious 300 stone spheres recognized as UNESCO World Heritage.

Getty Conservation Institute: protection and new visitor management for the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen

In a research over 10 years, the damages in the 3000-year-old wall paintings were analyzed and necessary measures for the world-heritage-site planed

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

The Geology of Oman and its breathtaking landscapes are spectacular to tourists and geoscientists alike. The Geoscience Information Society awarded the „Field Guide to the Geology of Northeastern Oman“

How and how fast glaciers slide: decisive factors are the thickness of the ice and the unevenness of the rock bed

Computer modell of Jülich physicist Bo Persson shows that ice with more than 1000 m tickness flows on a lubricating film of water

French government puts on hold its tax increase for diesel fuel used by quarriers

Stone sector’s organizations claim victory for protests which started with the Yellow-Vests-Movement

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

Heaven’s Gate the name of a famous rock formation in China’s Tianmen Mountains in the Province of Hunan

How do monuments change their meaning over time and why do some endure while others fall?

„MONUMENTality“ exhibition at the Getty Center in L.A. until April 21, 2019

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