Natural material
A natural material is any product or physical matter that comes from plants, animals, or the ground. Minerals and the metals that can be extracted from them (without further modification) are also con...
This may be one of the most valuable materials in the world
This may be one of the most valuable materials in the world. Credit: Explorist
Granite fabricators Long Island Davinci Stone
In this video, we show you the main similarities and differences between the three most popular Kitchen countertops materials, Granite, Quartzite and Quartz. Here is a preview : - Granite is hard and ...
Allan Brown demonstrates the processes... - Caroline Rousset-Johnson
Allan Brown demonstrates the processes he takes nettle plants through, in order to extract a usable fibre for textiles. A Facebook group 'Nettles For Textiles' is available, for those seeking to...
Spider Shoots 25 Metre Web - The Hunt - BBC Earth
Which marvel of nature can build a 2 metre Orb Web with a silk that ranks as the World's toughest natural fibre? - The answer is the Darwin's Bark Spider and...
Miniature Worlds Crafted Inside Wooden Rings By Secret Wood | Designwrld
Canadian jewelry maker Secret Wood designs and produces beautiful and unique wooden rings that encompass little worlds inside them.
A Handy Guide To The (Many) Different Kinds Of Salt
What is salt, exactly? When we talk about edible salt that we consume, we’re talking about sodium chloride, or mineral mixes that are mostly sodium chloride. It’s one of the oldest and …
Forget Diamonds, Try World’s Rarest Minerals For A Special Valentine
Scientists have cataloged rarest minerals in the world for the first time ever. A total of 2,550 mineral have made their way to this elusive category and these minerals are far more rare than diamonds...
Low-Fiber Diets Kill Off Some Species of Gut Bacteria
Over generations, mice deprived of fiber permanently lost some species of gut microbes. What does this mean for human health?
Plant lamps powered by soil nutrients bring electricity to remote areas of Peru
In parts of the world that don’t have steady access to the electricity grid, finding power for essential things like night lighting are an ongoing challenge. While you can burn kerosene in lamps to pr...
We’ve Consumed More Than the Earth Can Regenerate This Year
Thursday, August 13, is Earth Overshoot Day in 2015, when resource use is expected to outstrip the capacity for regeneration—and it’s getting earlier every year.
Here Are 10 Of The Deadliest Minerals On The Entire Planet
These minerals can be found all around the world, most of which are used in a variety of different everyday products…. and oh yeah…. They’re also some of the most toxic materials known to science! Che...
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A New Kind Of Wood Chip: Collaboration Could Lead To Biodegradable Computer Chips
In an effort to alleviate the environmental burden of electronic devices, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has collaborated with researchers in the Madison-based U.S. Department o...
Spectacular Images Show Thousands Of Spiders Using Their Silk To Fly
Angel Hair is reportedly a migration technique that spiders have used to travel across the world. The event can sometimes lead to entire fields and paddocks wreathed with a thin blanket of the silk. S...
Graphene-Coated Spiders' Silk Could 'Catch A Falling Plane'
Spraying spiders with atom-thick graphene or carbon nanotubes infuses their webs with "unprecedented" super-strength -- enough to catch a falling plane from the sky. Researchers at the University of T...
Rubber From Dandelions: Key Components In Formation Of Rubber Identified
Dandelions deliver a desirable product: rubber. This is why the robust and undemanding plant has become the focus of attention of the rubber-producing industry. But how is rubber, contained in the pla...
Animal product
An animal product is any material derived from the body of an animal. Examples are fat, flesh, blood, milk, eggs, and lesser known products, such as isinglass and rennet.Animal by-products are carcass...
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Bamboo
Bamboo /bæmˈbuː/ (Bambuseae) is a tribe of flowering perennial evergreen plants in the grass family Poaceae, subfamily Bambusoideae, tribe Bambuseae; although, the forestry services and departments of...
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Natural dye
Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources—roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood—and other...
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Fiber
Fiber (or fibre; from the Latin fibra) is a natural or synthetic string or used as a component of composite materials, or, when matted into sheets, used to make products such as paper, papyrus, or fel...
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Mineral
A mineral is a naturally occurring substance that is solid and inorganic representable by a chemical formula, usually abiogenic, and has an ordered atomic structure. It is different from a rock, which...
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Natural resource
Natural resources occur naturally within environments that exist relatively undisturbed by humanity, in a natural form. A natural resource is often characterized by amounts of biodiversity and ge...
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Rammed earth
Rammed earth, also known as taipa (Portuguese), tapial (Spanish), and pisé (de terre) (French), is a technique for building walls using natural raw materials such as earth, chalk, lime or gravel. It i...
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Rubber
Natural rubber, also called India rubber or caoutchouc, as initially produced, consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds plus water. Forms...
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Stone
In geology, rock is a naturally occurring solid aggregate of one or more minerals or mineraloids. For example, the common rock granite is a combination of the quartz, feldspar and biotite minerals. Th...
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Wood
Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It has been used for thousands of years for both fuel and as a construction material. It is...
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Levant bole
Levant bole is an earthy clay brought from the Levant, and historically used in medicine for the same purposes as Armenian bole. It was indeed so similar to Armenian bole that some believed them both ...
Decomposed granite
Decomposed granite, also known as DG, is granitic rock that has weathered to the point that it readily fractures into smaller pieces or chunks of weak rock. Further weathering produces rock that easil...
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Vulcanization
Vulcanization (or vulcanisation) is a chemical process for converting natural rubber or related polymers into more durable materials via the addition of sulfur or other equivalent curatives or acceler...
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