Above the US, this year’s Perseid meteor shower will have its peak in the night from August 11 to 12, in the pre-morning hours

It is caused by the tail of the comet Swift-Tuttle, through which our planet flies every year and whose particles burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere

The US-Taiwanese company Mikol uses thin stone to produce accessories for the special marble lifestyle

The products range from protective cases for the iPhone and minimalist wallets to air purifiers, wall pictures and cards for poker games

Why some mosses in the Mojave desert preferably grow under milky quartz pebbles

The translucent stone gives them shadow from the sun’s heat and UV radiation, more humidity and also balanced temperatures between hot days/summers and cold nights/winters

James Brunt: Land-Art with wonderful geometries from small elements of nature such as leaves, sticks and stones

The English artist is inspired by the conditions of a place and compiles his works of art from the materials found there

Cattelan Italia: glass with the appearance of onyx or marble for table tops or furniture

The furnishing industry goes beyond the pure imitation of natural stone and has its designers create new “rocks” by hand

New construction of the Albula Tunnel in the Swiss Alps: at 1192 m driving, the rock is like a “paste and floating” for 21 m

Even 110 years after the 1st tube through the mountain, the challenges for the engineers are still great

Call for architects to develop ideas about “Living Upon the Play”

47th Nisshin Kogyo Architectural Design Competition has a prize total of 2,600,000 Yen / Deadline is October 01, 2020

Initiators from Italy are planning a new fair called “Stone America” co-located with the KBIS in Orlando and simultaneously from February 09 to 11, 2021

Flavio Marabelli, honorary president of Confindustria Marmomacchine, complains that in times of Corona the stone fairs do not give enough support to the sector

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

Archaeologists from the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History have discovered basalt floors and decorated wall stones from Aztec times

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