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Fungi make modern violin sound like a Stradivarius

Researcher Francis W. M. R. Schwarze, from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, has used fungi to modify the wood in a modern violin to make it sound indistinguishable from a Stradivarius. The wood used in making a violin plays a critical role in how the finished violin sounds. The particular qualities […]

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Treated Wood A Long Term Environmental Threat

The arsenic used to treat wooden decks, utility poles and fences will leach into the environment for decades, posing a grave threat to groundwater reserves, say two studies in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. The studies were based on wood treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA). The researchers, from the University of Miami, the […]

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