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Forum topic by Eric_S posted 01-06-2010 12:58 AM 963 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-06-2010 12:58 AM

I found this article on Popular Science today about how they’ve discovered a way to turn rattan wood (never heard of it) into bone like material that never has to be replaced and ordinary bones will actually fuse to it. Anyways I thought it was interesting, so if your interested here is the BBC video: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8438209.stm and article from Popular Science, http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-01/wood-based-synthetic-bone-just-real-thing

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 07:01 AM

That’s pretty crazy. A long way from the old wooden peg-leg. :-)

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 07:19 AM

thanks for the link. good read.

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 07:21 AM

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 11:46 AM

I think rattan is what they use for caning overseas. I knew it could be hardened but I didn’t realize it was THAT hard. Wow.

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 04:43 PM

Interesting—Thanks

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#6 posted 01-06-2010 06:08 PM

Maybe I’ll be able to turn me a new finger after all as someone suggested.

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